Task 6 - Performance

Dance (Ages 11-14)
Task 6 - Performance
Objectives
  • Improve performance skills
Outcomes
  • Students perform their choreographed sequences to an audience
Plan

Starter

The choreographed dance sequences can be performed to peers in the school, for example as part of an assembly, wider dance event or in any audience situation. Parents and community could be invited.

The students can think about the context of their performance and help with the organisation.

Activity

Performance

Plenary

You may wish to record the performances for your own assessment or ask the groups to review them.

The Dance module in Miriam's Vision is an opportunity for learners here to experience the creation of Dance based on a different culture: to appreciate it by understanding that the process of creativity is common to all mankind. The difference is in the form this creation takes and the difference is rooted in the history of the cultural development of a particular region.

  • Compare the Dance module with a culture which is familiar and note similarities and differences.
  • The reason for presenting this module is to show that differences in culture and tradition are a natural development of regional historical, economic, environmental circumstances.

The differences are reason for fascination rather than fear of communities. Each will have their unique forms of expression.

Performance

If your school is holding the Miriam’s Vision Business and Enterprise Fair, consider including a performance of Odissi and the incorporation of Odissi and dance of another culture. If not, perform elsewhere, explaining the context and connect to Miriam’s Vision project. This initiative could be taken by yourself together with the students.