Transfer and apply information in one setting to enrich another.
• Write or find a story that describes loss of identity as a result of major disruption and/or displacement.
• Use mime to describe the story through movement. Exaggerate and simplify the movements so that the gestures become easy to see.
• Explore different dynamics as you vary your movements, and detirmine the dance motifs that are a fundamental to your story.
Make dance sequences and experiment with a range of options when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action.
• Select your favourite parts of your ‘story’ making sure that you keep a mixture of different travelling movements. Repeat this sequence so that you are able to perform it in the same way each time.
• Teach your sequence to another student or small group.
• Choose a series of different sounds or play different pieces of music to accompany the movement. Which suits the mood /ideas of your dance best?
• Experiment with facing different directions and travelling to different parts of the room whilst performing your sequence.
Explore situations using creative thinking strategies to propose a range of alternatives.
• Try performing your dance sequence at the same time as several other people. Try performing your sequence close to another person.
• Watch another group do this with their sequences. What do you see? Can you watch all of them at once or do you focus on one then another?
• Organise your sequences so that there is a point where you meet. What happens if you cross or interrupt each other’s sequences? Create a new duo section you could perform together (you might drop or pass your object and the other person picks it up and/or uses it).
Explain and justify ideas and outcomes.
• What could you call your dance? What kind of costume or set could you make or choose to go with your dance? Why have you made these choices?
• How is the movement of the body used to represent your idea/s?
• How did the dancers use space and energy to create the ideas/feelings in this dance?
• Which elements of dance were used?
• What could you learn from watching people and creating sequences based on their movements?
• What movements could you learn, and use in a dance, based on everyday activities and other cultural practices?
• How else could you link or contrast these sequences?