Solo 1 into Solo 2
This task is a template based around a set of instructions that develop a solo further. It allows students to still have a creative input into their work, whilst being guided in ways to adapt their movement material.
Interview with Edward Pearce - Solo 1 into Solo 2
Ed gives us an insight into how he found the process, developing one solo into solo 2. Ed discovered following a template was an efficient way, as he didn’t have to think of new material he could just improve what he already had.
Solo 2 into Duet
This task allows students to be creative whilst working with others to share and develop ideas. It follows the instructional template structure allowing creativity whilst adding additional content. A basic structure of how to combine two solos to create a dynamic duet.
Structuring a Duet - Bradley and Harry
This is a lesson that clearly demonstrates how to transform a basic duet into a performance piece to put onto a stage. It incorporates solos, duets and various tools and techniques that improve the performance and aesthetic quality of a dance piece. These are Bradley's and Harry’s set of instructions.
Structuring a Duet - Edward and Matthew
This is a lesson that clearly demonstrates how to transform a basic duet into a performance piece to put onto a stage. It incorporates solos, duets and various tools and techniques that improve the performance and aesthetic quality of a dance piece. This is Edward's and Matthew’s set of instructions.
Interview with Harry and Bradley - Structuring a duet
Harry and Bradley discuss the process of creating a duet using various material that they had already created, by adapting and developing movements. Bradley says that by making the process simple, it tricks you into creating, allowing the process to be more natural.
This film is an example of how to develop two duets into a group piece. It could be beneficial for the facilitator to watch as a teaching tool to implement on smaller groups or to create a whole class piece. This would specifically be useful for students to watch if choreography is part of their assessment.
Interview with Bradley - Group Development
Bradley reflects on what he thought about the group development and how it drew his attention to the relationships he was beginning to create with other dancers in the space. The use of unison and then duet work added another dynamic to the performance piece, with endless possibilities when working as a team.
Layering: Intention and Music
This film is a demonstration of ways to adapt and enhance a finished piece of movement material. By adding a performance intention or a specific piece of music that provides a certain atmosphere can change the feeling of the performance. Trying a range of different layers will show how diverse a piece can be.