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The Arts Unit

Digital Engagement

Engaging over 390,000 students and teachers annually.
Online access to arts education, professional learning, virtual excursions and streamed events.

Dance

What's for you in 2020?

Dance

Art Bites

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

These short video lessons in a range of areas offer students a chance to engage in co-curricular activities.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Callback 2015

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Filmedat the Seymour Centre and presented by The Arts Unit in conjunction with the Board of Studies, Teaching andEducational Standards NSW (BOSTES) this video presents the Q & Afollowing the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by 2015 HSCDance students.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Callback 2017

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Filmed at the Seymour Centre and presented by The Arts Unit in conjunction with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) this video presents the Q & A following the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC Dance students.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Callback 2018

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Callback is the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by HSC Dance students. The Arts Unit manages the production of this prestigious event, held at the Seymour Centre in Chippendale annually. This eClip series captures the 2019 matinee performances and the Q&A sessions that followed the performance.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Callback 2019

with
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Callback 2019 is the showcase of exemplary performances and compositions by 2019 HSC Dance students. The Arts Unit manages the production of this prestigious event, held at the Seymour Centre.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Chi Udaka

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Chi Udaka is a contemporary performance work inspired by the forces of nature that paint the passing of a day. The work brings together the deep earthiness of Japanese taiko drumming and the flowing sensuality of Indian classical dance, through the creative partnership of two renowned Australian companies - TAIKOZ and Lingalayam Dance Company. In this eResource you will find contextual information about the work, background and video interviews, comprehensive class activities for Primary & Secondary Stage 3 - 6) and links for further exploration. chi (earth; Japanese) udaka (water ; Hindi) taiko (drum; Japanese)

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Creating and analysing dance on film

with
Sue Healey
Virtual Excursion:

This course provides teachers with the skills and knowledge to create and analyse dance on film. Each eModule is presented by Sue Healey, a professional choreographer and filmmaker, and includes detailed interviews and video overlays. Healey's dance work Fine Line is on of the HSC Dance Core Appreciation works and is referenced throughout the course.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Creative Classes

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Creative Classes uses our extensive collection of inspiring, and unique video assets that have been adapted into mini websites for teachers to share with their students.

Each website offers high quality stimulus content and provides engaging, independent activities that have been linked to syllabus outcomes in creative arts subjects.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Dancing with D'Arts

with
Virginia Ferris
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Dancing with D’Arts is a series of 10 online masterclasses with our specialist dance teachers and is designed to assist you in creating an inclusive dance program in your school.This series offers strategies and techniques to help support a creative yet safe space to dance; finding out who is in the class and how to best support them; techniques to engage students who have a diverse range of needs.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Firebird Forensics

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Paul Rissmann and Josef Brown
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.  30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition skills and ideas under the guidance of Paul Rissmann. Dance students were given individual and group choreographic tasks to devise a new work through problem-solving and manipulation of the elements of dance. At the conclusion of the project, the students presented their work in a public performance.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Mark Morris contemporary dance series

Contemporary training techniques

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Mark Morris Dance Group
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This eClass provide insights into the Contemporary training techniques used by the Mark Morris Dance Group. It is the first in a three part series filmed as a partnership between The Arts Unit and the Sydney Opera House in which the Mark Morris Dance Group demonstrate Contemporary training techniques, Choreographic elements to use in the classroom and Approaches for dance students with intellectual disabilities.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

State Dance Festival 2018

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Each year, creative innovative dance works from NSW public schools are showcased in the State Dance Festival. This eResource presents eighteen different works from the festival in 2018, highlighting the range of styles explored through the study of dance in public schools across NSW.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Teaching dance to primary students

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Tiana Canterbury, Rebecca Devine, Xanthe Geeves, Zac Jaffar and Kate Ridge
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Filmed at Sydney Dance Company's studios, these videos cover dance classes of a range of styles: Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz and Musical Theatre. These classes are appropriate for Primary students and the teachers discuss their approach to teaching young people from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Teaching yoga to dance students

with
Jolie Brook
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

This series of eClasses consists of practical tips and useful approaches to yoga to offer to your dance students for their physical and mental development. Various postures are explored in detail, with appropriate modifications and props suggested to better tailor your classes for a wide range of abilities. Jolie also presents sequences of movements for you to apply in your own practice.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The Beauty Of 8

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Taikoz
MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Internationally renowned performing ensemble Taikoz presents The Beauty Of 8, featuring Guest Artists dancer-drummer Chieko Kojima of the famed KODO taiko group and Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee. This production pulsates with energy and balances the Yin and Yang through the mystical vibrations of Chieko’s Shinto-inspired dance and Riley’s unearthly shakuhachi, and the sonic boom of six Odaiko Grand Drums.

The Beauty Of 8 shines a light on Chieko’s powerful, mesmerising Beauty of Figure-Of-Eight taiko-drumming – is it dance, is it drumming?

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

The Connections Program

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

The Connections Program provides a range of inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities in dance, visual arts, music and drama.  

Throughout the year we will be offering arts projects and programs that invite students and their teachers to create their own works based on a central theme. Schools and students will then be invited to showcase their work in Term 3.

This program is open to all students with disability and their teachers.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Visualisation in choreography with L-E-V Dance Company

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MyPL:
Virtual Excursion:

Dance students from across NSW participated in this workshop presented by The Arts Unit and the Sydney Opera house in association with the L-E-V dance company. L-E-V Company is an Israeli dance and spectacle ensemble created by dancer Sharon Eyal and designer of multimedia events Gai Behar.

This series can be accessed via the Arts Unit Learning Hub. (remember to allow flash on your web browser for this series).

Virtual excursions

COVID-19 announcement

Various activities for The Arts Unit programs have been temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and maintain the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.

Visit the COVID-19 and public schools in NSW web page for more information.

Dance

No Virtual Excursions available. Please contact The Arts Unit Digital Engagement for more information.

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