Unit 1: Understanding Dance
- the dancer as a performer.
- the process and craft of choreography – knowledge and understanding of the demands in practice and performance on the dancer.
- the process and craft of choreography: own work and that of professional repertoire.
- the significance of dances: own work and that of professional repertoire.
Unit 2: Choreography and Performance
- the process of solo choreography from investigation and research of ideas through to outcome.
- the development of physical and interpretative skills in relation to performance of the solo choreography.
- the development of performance skills within a duo/trio performance context.
UNIT 3: Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
- The royal Ballet 1956-1977
- Alvin Ailey American Dance theatre 1958 – current
- Netherlands Dance theatre 1959-1999
- the Prodigal Son (Balanchine, 1929)
- Zero Degrees (Khan and Cherkaoui, 2005)
- West side Story (Robbins, 1961)
UNIT 4: Group choreography and Solo Performance
- the process of group choreography from investigation and research of ideas to outcome.
- the development of solo performance skills in relation to a specific practitioner within an area of dance study from UNIT3, or the choreographer of any the three set works.
UNIT 2 - assessment
- Solo choreography and performance.
- Performance in a duo/ trio.
UNIT 4 – assessment
- Group choreography.
- Performance of a solo in relation to a specific practical.