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ACADAM017

Rehearse and perform focusing on expressive skills appropriate to style and/or choreographic intent

Elaborations

  • identifying and demonstrating distinct stylistic characteristics of dance, for example, body posture and attitude within various styles such as contemporary, musical theatre and hip hop (including Asian examples) (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • using evaluation and rehearsal strategies to enhance confidence, clarity of movement, projection, focus and musicality in performance (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • linking the application of the elements of dance to the communication of the choreographer’s intent in teacher-set dances (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • experimenting with alternative expressive skills to enhance performance presence and mood, such as facial expression changes in musical theatre (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • Considering viewpoints - evaluations: For example - How successful was the choreographer in expressing his/her stated intent clearly to the audience? How well did the dancers use expressive skills in the performance? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • experimenting with representing social relationships through cultural dance (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)

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