The Arts: Dance
Years 5 and 6
Ensemble: Blueback fire
Summary of task
Students studied the novel Blueback by Tim Winton and completed this dance task as part of an integrated unit that involved English and The Arts. The task required students to work in small ensemble groups to choreograph a dance sequence as an epilogue, interpreting what happens after the final chapter of the novel. They also composed and recorded the soundscapes that accompany their dances and viewed Bangarra Dance Theatre pieces as exploration of dance.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how the elements of dance, choreographic devices and production elements communicate meaning in dances they make, perform and view. They describe characteristics of dances from different social, historical and cultural contexts that influence their dance making.
Students structure movements in dance sequences and use the elements of dance and choreographic devices to make dances that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to perform dances for audiences, demonstrating technical and expressive skills.
By the end of Year 6, students explain how ideas are communicated in artworks they make and to which they respond. They describe characteristics of artworks from different social, historical and cultural contexts that influence their art making.
Students structure elements and processes of arts subjects to make artworks that communicate meaning. They work collaboratively to share artworks for audiences, demonstrating skills and techniques.