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Rehearse and perform devised and scripted drama that develops narrative, drives dramatic tension, and uses dramatic symbol, performance styles and design elements to share community and cultural stories and engage an audience

Elaborations

  • creating narrative and tension to communicate dramatic meaning (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What did the performer intend audiences to experience and understand from the drama? Why did you make this drama?)
  • exploring and applying different performance styles, and drawing on drama from other locations, cultures and times as sources of ideas in their own drama, and considering any protocols for representing community or cultural stories in performance (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding)
  • focusing communication with the audience by, for example, remembering lines, moves and cues in rehearsal and performance (Skills: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability)
  • showing understanding of the purpose of rehearsing drama and the need for collaboration and group work (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using props, costumes, instruments and available technologies such as light, sound and multimedia to create dramatic symbols and enhance dramatic action (Skills: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • planning and designing elements of their performance, for example, creating a stage design and interpreting diagrams and locations and using proximity and directional stage language in performance spaces during rehearsal (Skills: Literacy, Numeracy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • presenting their performances using internet-based technologies, including social media, and considering the place of a real or virtual audience and their effect on the performance (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Personal and Social Capability)
  • using available software and applications to plan for playbuilding and to create scripts (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)

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