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Combine elements of dance and improvise by making literal movements into abstract movements


  • experimenting with realistic movements, that is everyday movement, for example, exaggerating the movement of a single body part such as the arm in brushing hair or eating spaghetti, and blurring this into abstract movements, and responding to each other’s movement ideas (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • analysing dances from a range of times and locations, and considering how a single realistic movement can be manipulated from representational to symbolic (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding)
  • using the elements of dance to develop new movements that still maintain the essence of the original movement (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Considering viewpoints - meanings and interpretations: For example - What was the choreographer’s stated intent for this dance? What ideas did you think the dance expressed? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)

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