Your comparison should -
1. Distinguish between creative dance and the codified learning of a style
2. Note how self and artistic expression with dance, at Brooklands Primary are meaningfully integrated together with other discipline areas into an overall project entitle Perspectives
ACTIVITY 2 – So you think you can’t dance
Develop your own metaphorical dance – “Imaginative interpretation and using metaphors are important features of creative action” (p. 169)
Generate a range of dance movements to represent a person or a quality, such as strength.
Do the same for another chosen quality (consider the characteristics of an animal, plant or object equivalence).
NOTE – If you prefer, you can do this in the privacy of a quiet room (when no-one is watching!) or share it with family, friends or children as a community activity.
IMPORTANT – To satisfactorily complete this task, regardless of whether you conducted a private or public performance, document in writing some of the types of movement you used to represent the chosen quality.
Consider how you will facilitate this activity with children in classACTIVITY 3 – Dance like nobody is watching! 2 creative movement exercisesExercise 1: Non-locomotor movementStand in a space. You are going to use non-locomotor movement, (that is, not travelling). Now use your whole body to suggest cramped space.What did you do? Many dancers would curl the arms and legs into the body, or curl the body into a bean shape, sitting or crouching down onto the ground.
Now, extend the body in as many directions as you can.
What did you do? Many dancers would stand in an X shape. Some would lie on the floor and others would stand. The limbs would be extended as far as possible
Exercise 2: Using space – Locomotor movement
Now you are going to use the whole room. How many different ways can you travel across the space? Try each of these!Straight line – forwards, backwards, side-to-side, diagonal. Zig-zag line – as above Curved or looped line Random Now – try to vary by travelling across the room High, or low
Fast or slow
Heavy or light in feeling
Hesitantly, or courageously