Type of Music/Score. Lyrics, vocals, instruments, mood
Audible Aspect of Dance
Silence, Sounds from Feet, Breathing
A Starting point for a dance
Where dancers travel
A phrase of movements to clearly show your stimulus
Exam answer: 'linearity arranged in a straight line'
Correct placement and posture in line
Range of movement of a joint or muscle
1)The dancer uses focus/energy (1) to communicate with the audience/draw the audience into the performance (1)
2) Projection is when a dancer creates a convincing character (1) stays in role (1), shows focus (1), energy (1), communicates the choreographic intent (1) ((((((confidence(1) powerful (1), extension (1) exaggerate (1) etc.)))))))
The high point in a dance
Focus, Projection, musicality, sensitivity, communication, commitment, energy
The body's ability to resist weight and exert muscle strength
Variation in shape, size, level, direction, pathway, design and orientation in space.
Sensitivity to other dancers in space and time. Body to body part, movement to movement, dancer to dancer.
Movements that do not involve carrying the weight of the whole body throughout space, different to a transfer of weight (for example, raising an arm would be a gesture). Movements of the body or limbs that express or emphasize ideas, feelings or attitudes, considered only in an abstract way.
The quality of the movement
Devices used to develop and vary motifs
To execute a movement
To practice with the intention of improving the work
Bend in the knees
Leg is turned out with foot under patella
Uses lifting, falling, catching, rolling. Involves the dancers making contact that is either body part to body part , weight bearing or counterbalance. (Under the constituent feature of relationships)
Type of dance with releases in the torso. Typically involves floor work and breathy movements of torso creating a weighty and fluid dance style.
Multidirectional, isolated movements, tilts, curves, flat backs, use of 'chance', ballet influence
Staying power. Muscular and cardiovascular endurance
the dancer's sightline, how and where the dancer looks
Sense of Style
sensitivity to the distinctive actions and qualities of the dance
timing, phrasing and sensitivity to other musical elements such as rhythm, timbre and texture
Communication of Choreographic intention
empathy with the mood/meaning of the dance, and ability to interpret and communicate this
Ways to improve performance
Commitment to rehearsals, using a mirror, recording a rehearsal, peer critique
3 Stages of Warm up
Gentle Pulse raising - jogging on spot, Joint mobility - plié, isolation/contractions of torso, Flexibility - dynamic stretches held for less than 10 sec
Why Warm up
Improve performance, prepare mentally and physically, avoid injury, increase range of muscles, prevent lactic acid build up, get heart and lungs pumping.
Why cool down
Prevent lactic acid build up(prevent stiffness), allow heart rate to return to normal, prevent blood pooling that causes dizziness
How to cool down
Slow exercises, passive stretching, wearing extra layers to cool down slower
Components of dynamics
Weight, Time, Space
Colour, intensity, wash, direction, projection
Colour, fabric, shape, sleeves, collars
Constituent Features of dance
Physical Setting Costume Space + Relationships Dynamics Actions
Action, space, dynamics
Practice, Working out, Frequency, intensity, time
Lighting, Props, Colour, Shape
Tone, texture, rhythm, structure
Warming up, Cooling down, appropriate clothing, getting in and out of the floor, landing with a plie, using peripheral vision to be spatially aware, ensuring environment is free and safe
Balanced diet with major food groups to ensure body is in condition for best performance, hydration.
Strength Stamina Flexibility Agility Balance Co-ordination Technique Movement memory
What can a choreographer do before rehearsals to make them effective? (4 marks)
Plan rehearsal timetable/ schedule Inform dancers of timetable Select correct/ able dancers Plan the work to be done in rehearsal Warm up dancers Consider appropriate safety to do with the room Consider appropriate safety to do with the dancers. Use of video for effective planning/ evaluation
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