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Form In Dance What is form? Compositional devices - motif and developments, canon, contrast, highlights, climax, balance, transition, unity of the components.

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1 Form In Dance What is form? Compositional devices - motif and developments, canon, contrast, highlights, climax, balance, transition, unity of the components Compositional structures - sequential, binary, ternary, contrapuntal, episodic Dance / Accompaniment Relationship -rhythm, time sig, tempo, ostinato, melody, polyphony, harmony -- correlate, disassociate, etc The organisation of groups in space - group shapes and formations,

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3 The Rehearsal Process Preparation (research and improv) followed by selection and refining and polishing Strategies for working in rehearsals: building rapport, making movement clear, making content clear, developing the dancers interpretive skills. “a choreographer must express himself by implanting movement in the muscles of other dancers” “in training for DV8 we had the dancers long distance running to build stamina, voice teachers, football coaches, and an Irish dancing teacher ” - Jo Butterworth DV8 Company Manager “Improvisation is an exploration and the dancers have responsibility to discover their own movement and energy level” - Rosemary Butcher “The inner narrative is something that the audience doesn’t know and is nothing to do with them” - Lea Anderson “I allow the dancers to improvise within the limitations imposed by the steps”

4 NUTCRACKER - MATTHEW BOURNE General Notes: Rhythm Accents Time signature Tempo Melody HighlIghts / Climax RUSH - AKRAM KHAN General Notes: Rhythm Accents Time signature Tempo Melody HighlIghts / Climax

5 CALCULATING QUESTIONS TO ENSURE YOU GET YOUR MARKS! The programme states ‘A purely abstract work inspired by the observation of paragliders in freefall - a physical state between tremendous speed and serene stillness (15 marks)Explain your interpretations of these examples (10 marks) Total (25 marks) - roughly 8 marks per category (“you may like to consider ACTION, DYNAMICS AND SPATIAL CONTENT”) ACTIONDYNAMICSSPACE Eg: Walking back in V SHAPE (2:2) Shows formation in freefall Shows flat torso in line with the ground Chakkar - fast spins, at start of (1:2) The dancers turn with ‘tremendous speed’ signifying the speed in which parachutists fall. *rotation - forwards flip (2:2) constant shifting between triangle formations, walking and holding salient position, spine flexed, arms contracted into body. Spatially it is their own experience as the dancers don’t make contact. * Reflective of common freefall formations Eg: Arm rotations, (1:1) and (2:1) (must describe in detail) *plays with serene stillness and extreme speed *propellers on plane Eg. Head shoots sharply back as dancers walk backwards to each corner - (end of PT1:2). Shows contrast in speed between what appears to be a slow observation of speed by the observer and the wind pushing forcefully against body parts of the person in freefall. (1:3) IPO and MM travel on a diagonal pathway downstage sweeping arms, hopping, force of action determines pathway. * Manipulated by the wind Eg. dancers put hands on shoulders and rotate shoulders round, like symbolizing putting on a parachute before freefall (1:3) Landing heavy rolls (1:2) - describe it *heavy/forcefull landing after graceful paraglide.

6 CALCULATING QUESTIONS TO ENSURE YOU GET YOUR MARKS! The programme states ‘Davies uses the wyoming landscape and her travels to wyoming as a source of vocabulary for her composition’ (15 marks) Explain your interpretations of these examples using ACTION, DYNAMICS AND SPACE (10 marks) Total (25 marks) - roughly 8 marks per category (“you may like to consider ACTION, DYNAMICS AND SPATIAL CONTENT”) ACTIONDYNAMICSSPACE Eg. Paul Douglas (solo3) starfish, lies on his back, legs and relaxed, arms placed gently above his head in contact with the floor, focus raised towards the sky * Scott clarke shifting weight at start of solo on floor through landscape


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