The Arts Unit presents another exciting group composition project for students, featuring animateur Paul Rissmann and choreographer Josef Brown
Collaborate, choreograph and perform a dance work that responds to Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919). As well as present a comparative report on Stravinsky’s and your own socio-historical context.
This assessment will be in two parts.
Present a collaborative dance work devised through problem-solving tasks and manipulation of the elements of dance. You will explore, devise, select, refine and structure movement in response to the Infernal Dance of King Kastchei from The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky.
You will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the compositional process through performance, oral and written tasks. Throughout this unit, you will be given individual and group choreographic tasks to construct the dance work.
Research the socio-historical context of Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971), and compare his context to your own.
Research what was happening in the cities that Stravinsky lived in, what was happening in the world during his lifetime, and what was happening in his personal life that influenced his creative endeavours. Compare this with your own experiences and the state of the world today to explore what affects you creatively. What are the similarities and differences in the two contexts, and how have they impacted the artistic expression of the individual?
5.1.2 demonstrates enhanced dance technique by manipulating aspects of the elements of dance
5.1.3 demonstrates an understanding and application of aspects of performance quality and interpretation through performance
5.2.1 explores the elements of dance as the basis of the communication of ideas
5.2.2 composes and structures dance movement that communicates an idea
5.3.1 describes and analyses dance as the communication of ideas within a context
5.3.2 identifies and analyses the link between their performances and compositions and dance works of art
You be assessed on your ability to: