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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
Communication of Choreographic intention
empathy with the mood/meaning of the
dance, and ability to interpret and communicate
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
prepare mentally and physically,
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
Space + Relationships
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.
Safety in dance space
Flooring, temperature, No obstacles
Elevation, Rotation, Locomotion, Gesture, Stillness
Costume relating to action
Sculpts the body, safe practice, does not distract from action, enhances flow of action
Effectiveness of costume
contrasts or compliments lighting,
symbolic - adds to character,
Effectiveness of lighting
highlights body part emphasizing movement,
lighting indicates change in section
Effectiveness of accompaniment
correlates with movement,
complements other components
Effectiveness of physical setting
used by dancers,
complements other components
Examples of Dance Actions
elevation, travel, turn, gesture, roll
The ability of a dancer to raise and hold
her extended leg in the air.
To rotate hip joint so leg is turned out.
Dance for Camera
placement, angle, distance/proximity, special effects.
Atmosphere/Mood descriptive words
Sad, happy, eerie, mysterious, tense, frightening, cold, creepy, angry, melancholy.
Fades quickly, e.g snap to blackout
Develop physical skills including:
Develop physical skills including (4 marks)
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