Drama / Year 9 and 10

Curriculum content descriptions

Practise and refine the expressive capacity of voice and movement to communicate ideas and dramatic action in a range of forms, styles and performance spaces, including exploration of those developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dramatists (ACADRM049)

  • adapting expressive voice and movement skills for performance of different forms and styles and to enhance actor–audience relationships
  • conveying through voice and movement the tensions in stories, ideas, characters, relationships, actions and dialogue to engage audience expectations
  • exploring, reworking and refining the dramatic action through rehearsal and honing expressive performance skills for effective audience engagement
  • exploring and rehearsing forms and styles recognised as contemporary styles developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dramatists for storytelling
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What personal meaning is intended? What political statement is this work making? How have you used critical theories about drama to make your own drama? What emotion was most strongly felt as you viewed the drama?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Speaking,  Aboriginal art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Plots (Stories)

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