Text The Sleeping Beauty: secondary school resource

TLF ID M020559

The Australian Ballet's EduHub provides a range of resources about ballet including information on their productions. Told through the music of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the choreography of Marius Petipa and David McAllister (Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet). The website provides a rich collection of resources for secondary schools that provides articles, photographs and videos on topics from pre-production (page) to performance (stage) including: a synopsis of the story and the character list; choreography; the music; set, costume and lighting design; as well as a behind the scenes section which provides background articles that highlight the importance of the costuming in this lavishing designed ballet. A downloadable teacher resource kit collates all the information and provides additional creative response tasks for students.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly value resource to support critiquing and responding elements of the dance curriculum for secondary students. The resource is particularly relevant to content descriptions relating understanding and analysing the roles and viewpoints of choreographers, designers and dancers in a contemporary production.
  • The creative tasks in the teacher resource provides valuable support for the Responding and Making strands of the dance curriculum.
  • The video interviews provide insights into how individuals interpret a classic work including modelling the terminology specific to this form of dance.
  • The information on costume design and care would also be useful for students studying textile and dress design in the design and technologies curriculum.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Dance

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: The Australian Ballet
  • Organization: The Australian Ballet
  • URL: www.australianballet.com.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: The Australian Ballet
  • Organization: The Australian Ballet
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.australianballet.com.au
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Video
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