IGCSE Dance DULWICH COLLEGE - SINGAPORE IGCSE Dance 1. 2. 2 Components Performance and Choreography a. Performance
b. Choreography Dance Appreciation a) Written Exam Written Exam (40%)
Section A (30 marks): Students will be given questions that relate to a given stimulus. Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performance skills will be assessed through these questions. Section B (18 marks): Students will be given questions that relate to their own experience of performance, or choreography or both from within the course. They will critically appreciate their own work.
Section C (32 marks): Students will answer questions relating to the Dance Anthology. They will critically appreciate a range of professional works. 1a. Performance (30%) The student will submit: 1. a video of the students solo performance of one of 4 set phrases set by AQA.
2. a video of a duet/trio performance (max 3 minutes) choreographed by the teacher/ a dance artist/ or a collaboration between teacher and student/s. 1b. Choreography (30%) Students will submit a choreographic work stemming from an externally set stimulus. They will submit either:
1. A solo dance of a minimum of two minutes OR 2. A group dance of a minimum of 3 minutes *Work must include aural setting and can be in any style or fusion, but must communicate the chosen choreographic intention. Roles
Role of Choreographer Throughout the course students will experiment with a range of choreographic devises and structures, as well as dance elements, and how these are shaped to communicate an intent to an audience. These activities will help students form their own work and find their voice as a choreographer.
Role of Dance Appreciation Throughout the course the student will critically evaluate his or herself as a choreographer, as well as the 6 professional works that include: Artificial Things Stopgap Dance Company A linha Curva Rambert Dance Company Infra The Royal Ballet Shadows Phoenix Dance Theatre Within Her Eyes James Cousins Company Emancipation of Expressionism Boy Blue Entertainment
Role of Performer Throughout the IGCSE Dance course you will develop your performing and expressive skills through a range of dance activities and performances. These will include the 4 set phrases from AQA: Breathe Flux Shift
Scoop Why IGCSE Dance? Benefits of Engaging in Dance Ability to use multiple learning skills Ability to work collaboratively and independently
Students creativity and abstract thought is developed. Students fitness and physical condition relating to dance is developed Development of positive body image and care of the body
Opportunity of expression through another medium - the body IGCSE Dance, much like other arts, reflects society and can teach students a lot about human nature. Artificial Things is a piece that teaches students about human rights and the notion of unity and co-existence. Shadows explores the horrors of the 2nd World War in Europe under Nazi rule. Creativity is not just for artists. Its for business people looking for
a new way to close a sale; its for engineers trying to solve a problem; its for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. This creativity does not just happen. It stems from regularly engaging in problem solving techniques and thinking outside boxes. Letting go of fear. (Twyla Tharp) Imagine society without the civilising influence of the arts and you'll have to strip out much that is educationally vital. Take the collective memory from our museums; remove the bands from our schools and choirs from our communities; lose the empathetic plays and dance from our theatres or the books from
our libraries; expunge our festivals, literature and painting, and you're left with a society bereft of a national conversation about its identity or anything else. (Peter Balzagette) For IGCSE Dance you should Enjoy dancing and expressing through the body. Enjoy creating dances.
Enjoy analysing dance and the power of communication through the body. Be creative and have the ability to think outside the box. Be open minded about the different dance traditions/ cultures and practitioners.
Be interested in learning and developing dance skills and techniques. Be interested in how dance reflects society in time and space. Questions
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