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Dance Relationships What are they?. What are relationships? This is the way you dance and interact with others Varying the relationships through a dance.

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1 Dance Relationships What are they?

2 What are relationships? This is the way you dance and interact with others Varying the relationships through a dance adds visual interest & variety Relationships can make a dance idea clear Dancing in unison can look powerful and communicate an idea about strength

3 Types of Dance Relationships Relationships can be developed in time & in space through actions They can change as a result of using different numbers of dancers A solo has a different effect to a group If a prop is used, the dancer can move towards/away/into/out of/under/over/onto or off it A chair is used in Christopher Bruce’s swan song and all the dancers use it at various points through out the work.

4 Relationships (with whom we dance)

5 Partners Relationships (with whom we dance)

6 Partners Relationships (with whom we dance) Groups

7 Partners Relationships (with whom we dance) Groups Contact

8 Relationships (with whom we dance) Partners Groups Contact Meet & part Act & React Mirror Lead & Follow Copy Contrast Counterpoint Complement Over/under/through/around

9 Relationships (with whom we dance) Partners Groups Contact Meet & part Act & React Mirror Lead & Follow Copy Contrast Counterpoint Complement Over/under/through/around As with “partners” Plus: Unison Canon Accumulation Solo/chorus Numerical variations Formations

10 Relationships (with whom we dance) Partners Groups Contact Meet & part Act & React Mirror Lead & Follow Copy Contrast Counterpoint Complement Over/under/through/around As with “partners” Plus: Unison Canon Accumulation Solo/chorus Numerical variations Formations Push Pull Fall & catch Lift Turn

11 Relationships (with whom we dance) Partners Groups Contact Meet & part Act & React Mirror Lead & Follow Copy Contrast Counterpoint Complement Over/under/through/around As with “partners” Plus: Unison Canon Accumulation Solo/chorus Numerical variations Formations Push Pull Fall & catch Lift Turn

12 What have we learned so far? Basic principals of dance vocabulary Action (what the body is doing) Space (where the body is doing it) Dynamics (how the body is moving- quality) Relationships (with whom the body is moving)

13 Check your understanding A4 Paper Divide into 4 quarters. Label each quarter Action, Space, Dynamics, Relationships Watch a section of a dance work Record your observations in appropriate boxes

14 Homework – Give definitions & examples for the following Unison Canon Mirror Image Complementary Contrast Accumulation Question & Answer Foregroung/Background Counterpoint

15 Further Homework Read & make notes on GCSE Dance by Pam Howard Chapter 4 Page Solo work Duo/duet work Group Work Expressive Nature of Dance –Focus, projection, interpretation, musicality, communication of the choreographers intention


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