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Content description VCADAR032

Dance / Levels 5 and 6 / Respond and Interpret
Content description
Explain how the elements of dance and production elements communicate ideas in dances from different contexts they make, perform and view, including in dances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  1. discussing the purpose of movements, elements of dance, production elements and use of projection and focus and how these can affect the mood of the audience
  2. using questions to compare features of dances from different societies and cultures for example, when comparing dances from India and Australia, what do they recognise, what is new to them, how do the dancers express ideas, and what performance spaces are used
  3. identifying and discussing the significance intended by a choreographer’s use of movement, space and energy, for example, the use of space and energy in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dance performed in their local community, a Chinese ribbon dance, or a Sumatran tambourine dance
  4. using questions to interpret a dance, for example, how the movement of the body is used to convey ideas about a story, character or idea, or how was space, costume and/or multimedia used to communicate ideas in the dance
  5. considering social and cultural influences as part of a discussion about the role of dance across societies, cultures, environments, locations and times, for examples, the protocols for performing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander dance, conventions of a Kecak dance from Bali
  6. expressing opinions about the way dancers communicate their intentions through use of technical and expressive skills
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