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Ghost Dances By Christopher Bruce

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Robyn Dives

on 13 October 2014

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Ghost Dances By Christopher Bruce
Section 1: O
Actions

What actions can you see?
What style of dance are the movements being performed?
What does each movement represent? For example... a head gesture
Think of some adjectives (describing words) for the actions?
Section 2:
Section 3:
Actions

What actions can you see?
What style of dance are the movements being performed?
What does each movement represent? For example... a head gesture
Think of some adjectives (describing words) for the actions?
The following are some dance specific words. What words would you use to discuss Section 1 of Ghost Dances.

Site specific
Contemporary
Pedestrian movements
Animalistic movements
Isolations
Improvisation
Ensemble
Retrograde
Dynamics
How is the movement being performed?
Top Tip: There is more to dynamics than fast and slow.
Soft
Grounded
Bound
Restrictive
Light
Jerky
Sustained
Indirect
Direct
Flow
Strong
Relationships
How many dancers are performing?
Who are these characters and what is the relationship in the narrative?
How is this being shown?
Is there contact? is there communication? is there any choreographic devices?
What does it represent? how does it contribute to the theme ?
Point
Evidence/Example
Extend
Actions

What actions can you see?
What style of dance are the movements being performed?
What does each movement represent? For example... a head gesture
Think of some adjectives (describing words) for the actions?
Dynamics
Pick 5 movement examples and describe how the movement is being performed.

Explain why you think Bruce decided he wanted to perform the movement like this?
Dynamics
What dynamics can you see? How does this differ to section 1 and section 2?
How many dancers are performing?
Who are these characters and what is the relationship in the narrative?
How is this being shown?
Is there contact? is there communication? is there any choreographic devices?
Relationships
How does the ASDR contribute to the theme?
Space
What floor patterns are being used?
Is the space personal or general?
Are the dancers close or far apart?
Remember:
Point
Evidence
Extend
Ghost Dances Practical Lesson
LO1: To rehearse and refine the
timing
and
accuracy
of the technical phrase
LO2: To experiment with the principle
over under and around.
LO3: To understand and apply the characteristics of
contact to choreography
.
REHEARSAL TIME

Questions to consider

Is everyone clear on the timing? Are confident to perform it as a solo?
Are you using the right arm or leg to execute the movement?
OVER
under
Around
Task: Dancer 1 to create a shape. Dancer 2 must place them selves around creating a different shape and dancer 3 applying either over or under.
Whole group & small group activity
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