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ACADAM009

Explore movement and choreographic devices using the elements of dance to choreograph dances that communicate meaning

Elaborations

  • improvising new movement to communicate ideas in response to stimulus, for example, exploring the relationship of close proximity of dancers grouped together to represent overcrowded cities (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring stimulus or analysing other dances to devise a variety of movement possibilities, for example, different ways to jump and land, roll and stand or spiral down to the ground (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • exploring character and mood by experimenting with elements of dance in a range of set, teacher-directed or student-devised dances (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • Considering viewpoints - meanings and interpretations: For example - How is the movement of the body used to represent a story, character or idea? How does space, costume and/or multimedia communicate meaning in this dance? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • selecting, combining, arranging and refining movement using choreographic devices such as canon and unison (Skills: Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)

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