Help your students view, describe, interpret, and form thoughtful, articulate opinions about dance performances with this new revised and professionally edited 4-part tool – an ideal template for performance reviews, concert analysis essays, dance history lessons, choreography journals, and class discussions!
The Holistic Guide to Analyzing Dance Performance makes a great resource for dance appreciation, dance history, introduction to dance, and choreography courses in K-12 schools and colleges. It brings a new depth and perspective when used for watching videos in technique classes, rehearsals, and after-school dance clubs. You can also use the questions as a framework for discussions of student work in composition or choreography classes.
Save yourself the time and hassle of drafting outlines for your students’ papers and discussions, and get this done-for-you tool today! The guide features questions to help students:
- Observe and analyze the movement, choreography, and spectacle
- Interpret meaning from their observation and analysis
- Consider the context in which the work was created
- Form and articulate their opinion about the piece
….as well as a worksheet designed for in-class use or as an organizing tool for their observations.
The guide is recommended for students age 12+ with some dance experience. It is also appropriate for older beginners, such as students in introductory college level courses. This resource is based on my experience as a performer, choreographer, and educator of ballet, modern, musical theatre, jazz, and jazz-derived forms like lyrical and contemporary, and teacher of theory classes such as dance appreciation and dance history. It is designed to be broad enough to apply to a range of dance genres and choreographic styles, but it does come from the perspective of Western concert dance.
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