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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

  • Areas of Study from:
  1.  The royal Ballet 1956-1977
  2. Alvin Ailey American Dance theatre 1958 – current
  3. Netherlands Dance theatre 1959-1999                            
  • The Set Work:
  1. the Prodigal Son (Balanchine, 1929)
  2. Zero Degrees (Khan and Cherkaoui, 2005)
  3. 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.
             

Practical Assessment:

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.
  • Students dancing
  • Dancer performing
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