Glossary (Version 8.4)

To concentrate the attention on a spatial direction or a point in space to intensify attention or increase the projection of intent. For example:

In Dance, to concentrate on the dancer’s line of sight or dramatic action.

In Drama, to direct and intensify attention and frame moments of dramatic action or to identify the main idea of the drama.

In Visual Arts, to draw the audience’s attention to a particular point in the artwork.

In Music, the plan or design of a piece of music described by identifying what is the same and what is different and the ordering of ideas in the piece.

In each arts subject, form is the whole of an artwork created by the elements and the way they are structured:

In Dance, form is the shape or structure of a dance according to a preconceived plan. For example, AB, ABA, rondo, narrative, chance.

In Drama, form is the way drama is structured. Drama forms are shaped by the application of the elements of drama within particular social, cultural and historical contexts.

In Music, form is the sections within a piece of music, for example, binary form (AB) contains section A, then section B; ternary form (ABA) contains section A, section B, then return to section A; rondo form (ABACA) contains section A, section B, section C, then return to section A.

In Visual Arts, two-dimensional form (see 2D), three-dimensional form (see 3D) and four-dimensional form (see 4D).

Natural and manufactured objects including stones and household objects.

Fundamental movement in dance include locomotor movements such as walking or running, and non-locomotor movements such as bending and stretching. Fundamental movements can also incorporate spatial and dynamic changes such as jumping, spinning or exploding, reflect conventions and vocabulary of selected dance styles.