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UNIT 1 CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF DANCE UNISON, CANON, COMPLEMENTARY, CONTRAST, MOTIFS AND DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMAX Revision Paper GCSE Dance Exam.

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1 UNIT 1 CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF DANCE UNISON, CANON, COMPLEMENTARY, CONTRAST, MOTIFS AND DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMAX Revision Paper GCSE Dance Exam

2 Question 3a 3 (a) Choose and explain two of the following dance relationships. Unison, Canon, Complementary, Contrast. RelationshipExplanation 1. (2 marks) 2. (2 marks)

3 Question 3a Answers RelationshipExplanation UnisonIt means synchronized, all together, in time with each other. When many people do the same things at the same time CanonMeans dancing one after another and when movements overlap in time to create a Mexican Wave effect ComplementaryActions or shapes that are very similar but not exactly the same. E.g. One person doing a gesture stood up and the other on the floor ContrastShapes or movements that are very different from each other. E.g. Stillness and a jump. You only needed to choose 2 options.

4 Question 3b 3 (b) Describe a moment, from one of the professional dance works that you have studied, where one of your chosen relationships occurs. (2 marks) Name of work: Description of movement

5 Answer for Question 3b Nutcracker!Faultline Unison in the Frozen Lake Scene of all dancers whilst ice skating. Contrast in the boys opening trio of Faultline.

6 Question 3c 3 (c) Choose a different dance relationship that you used in choreography or performance in your practical work. How did this relationship fit the theme of the dance? (3 marks)

7 Answer for Question 3c Think of your Performance Piece or any other pieces of your Choreography or Composition. How did this dance relationship help fit the dance? E.g. Faultline Performance Piece – Contrast of two gangs against each other helped show the different sides and the argument.

8 Question 4a 4 (a) Your solo composition task was based on three motifs from a selected work. Describe one of the motifs you learned. Use actions, dynamics and space in your answer. (3Marks) Name of work Actions Dynamics Space

9 Answer 4a ActionsWe had a kick DynamicsSmoothly but quick SpaceWe faced the diagonal Name of Piece - Overdrive

10 Question 4b 4 (b) Describe two ways that you developed this motif. (4 marks)

11 Answer 4b Use different body parts Change level Vary the quality – quivery, jerky, smooth Change Size- Make it bigger or smaller Alter Focus Change the direction you are facing Change floor pattern Ornamentation – Embellish the movement e.g. add loops or wiggles etc. Change tempo and speed Vary Dynamics or Force Add accents Fragment – isolate one or more parts Change the order Add actions - e.g. jump or turn Make it travel Repetition Retrograde – Perform it backwards Change the plane – swap vertical lines for horizontal ones Add stillness Staging – perform in a different place Rhythm - Keep same length but change timing Choose two of the above and describe what you did to the movement. E.g. We had a retire that we called ‘splat’, I performed this upside down changing it into a handstand with my legs in the same position.

12 Answer 4b 1 mark awarded for any appropriate motif development, e.g. change dynamics, change order of actions, repeat all or part of the motif – up to 2 marks. 1 mark for simple description of a motif development, e.g: I repeated a roll later in my dance but changed the direction. 2 marks for a clear, detailed description of a motif development, e.g: I used a roll in my dance to represent the circle in the painting of my stimulus and I developed it by making the roll slow and smooth as the circle was shaded in blue. I feel blue is a calm colour. I also changed the direction of the roll as there are lines in the painting and this change could represent those lines. 2 developments required = 4 marks in total. Examples may include, for instance: change dynamics, change order of actions, repeat all or part of the motif.

13 Question 5 5 A climax is a structurally important moment in a dance. Describe a moment of climax in one of the professional dance works that you have studied. Refer to actions and dynamics. (4 marks) Name of work Description of ActionsDescription of Dynamics

14 Definition of Climax – The most important or significant moment of the dance which usually happen near the end. Name of work – Nutcracker! Description of ActionsDescription of Dynamics At the end of Nutcracker when the Gobstoppers are fighting we can see lots of jumps and leaps


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