Task 6: Performance

Dance (Ages 11-14)
Task 6: Performance
Focus
  • Performance
Key Messages
  • Foster fascination with, rather than fear of, each others' cultures
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 help with the organisation.

Activity

Performance. As an introduction this is an opportunity to explain the context of Miriam's Vision to the audience. Ideally students (rather than the teacher) can give a brief presentation before the start of the performances.

Plenary

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

The Dance module in Miriam's Vision is an opportunity for learners to experience creating Dance based on a different culture and appreciate that such creativity is common to all cultures. The differences stem from regional diversity. They are a source of fascination with, rather than fear of, communities. Each will have their own forms of expression.

  • Compare the Dance with any familiar culture 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.

Extension

If your school is holding the Miriam’s Vision Fundraising event, consider including a dance performance of the students' sequences. If not, consider performing elsewhere, explaining the context of the Miriam’s Vision project.