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  • if the dance is composed mainly of curves and flowing lines, the ground plan should be in curves and circles;
  • if the dance is composed mainly of curves and flowing lines, the ground plan should be in curves and circles.
  • Experiment with the movements made in Exercise 2 and explore direction, levels (low, middle and high), symmetry and asymmetry while working on different ground plans.
  • Choose a ballad or a popular up-tempo song with a definite 4/4 beat for this exercise.

4. Improvisation

  • You are free to move in any way you please, but must adhere to the following:
  • choose music to suit the moods of the exercises
  • travel (moving from one place to another)
  • turn (to move around an axis )
  • elevation (to move to a higher level)
  • gesture (motion of the hands, head or body to express or emphasise an idea or emotion)
  • weight transference (to change body weight from one point to another)
  • levels (middle, high, low)
  • symmetry and asymmetry
  • pace, pulse and phrasing
  • force (yielding to and resisting gravity)
  • active and passive movement

The Forest Fire:

  • Some of you have to visualise yourselves as gazelles happily grazing in a forest.
  • A little flame (another learner) leaps up in one group, then another, until the whole forest is ablaze (learners depicting flames), and the terrified gazelles try to escape.
  • As the fire gradually dies down the gazelles leap away to safety.

The Smooth and Rough Sea:

  • You are to be bobbing corks, floating planks or swimmers.
  • The sea is smooth, the corks, planks or swimmers, float happily on top.
  • The sea becomes rough and angry, but cannot defeat the corks, planks.
  • If swimmers are used, they can either triumph or sink.

Activity 3:

To create and present dance sequences: right to choose and disability in dance

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  • Take a look again at the information on human rights in the drama module.

1. Right to Choose

  • Divide up into groups of six to eight.
  • Choose the theme of your dance from the rights of the child.
  • Improvise a dance taking into consideration the following requirements:
  • music to suit the mood of the chosen theme;
  • the five basic body activities (refer to Grade 6 Module 4: Dance);
  • choreographic design concepts (refer to Activity 2.2).
  • Rehearse your dance.
  • Perform your dance to the other groups.

2. Disability in Dance

  • Divide up into three groups:
  • Group A: Sitting on chairs (paraplegics).
  • Group B: Standing (as in A but able to stand).
  • Group C : Walking ( those who can manage to walk – they may have no arms, or only one, and their legs perhaps in callipers, but some have quite good leg movements, and can even run and kick).
  • Place yourselves in two groups, one on each side of the room, so that you can see the effect of what the group opposite is doing.
  • Group A: each group to consist of a line sitting on chairs.
  • Group B: a line standing behind the chairs.
  • Group C: a circle that moves around those sitting and standing.
  • Experiment with arm and body movements, taking note of the following:
  • gesture with full range of motion;
  • levels (middle, high low);
  • weight transference;
  • direction (front, behind, beside, under);
  • symmetry and asymmetry;
  • resisting and yielding to gravity;
  • active and passive movement;
  • isolation and combination of body parts (arms, head, torso);
    • Group A and B can do the same arm and body movements.
    • It is effective if the movements are reversed or you can do two different exercises at the same time to make a pattern.
    • Croup C must experiment with walking, foot and leg movements taking the five basic body activities into consideration.
    • Those who are able can also run and hop.
    • Those who are left standing should clap their hands in time, grouped at each end of the sitting line.
    • Group C must also experiment with floor patterns and grouping, taking Groups A&B into consideration.
    • Choreograph a dance to music of your choice.
    • Perform the dance.

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