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

If your school is holding the “Miriam’s Vision” Business & Enterprise Fair, the choreographed dance sequences can be performed as part of the fair.

If not, the students can perform in any audience situation, for example as part of an assembly or wider dance event.

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.

Students Feedback Form

Allow fifteen or twenty minutes at the end of the session for students to complete Students Feedback Form which should be handed out:

See www.miriamsvision.org/impact

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.