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1

relationship content

• lead and follow
• mirroring
• action and reaction
• accumulation
• complement and contrast
• counterpoint
• contact
• formations

2

choreographic processes

• researching
• improvising
• generating
• selecting
• developing
• structuring
• refining and synthesising.

3

structuring devices

• binary
• ternary
• rondo
• narrative
• episodic
• beginning/middle/end
• unity
• logical sequence
• transitions.

4

choreographic devices

• motif and development
• repetition
• contrast
• highlights
• climax
• manipulation of number
• unison and canon.

5

aural settings

• song
• instrumental
• orchestral
• spoken word
• silence
• natural sound
• found sound
• body percussion.

6

performance environments

• proscenium arch
• end stage
• site-sensitive (i.e. designed for non-theatre
spaces)
• in-the-round.

7

define a BINARY structure

A composition in two parts or sections.
AB

8

define a TERNARY structure

A composition in three parts.
ABC

9

define a RONDO structure

A music or dance form with alternating and repeating sections (e.g. verse and chorus.)

10

define a NARRATIVE structure

Dance that tells a story.

11

define a EPISODIC structure

A choreography with several sections, linked by a theme

12

define a LOGICAL SEQUENCE structure

The flow of phrases or sections of a dance

13

define TRANSITIONS

Links between dance phrases or sections.

14

define UNITY

A sense of ‘wholeness’ or harmony.

15

define climax

The most significant moment of the dance.

16

motif development

Ways in which a movement phrase can be varied.

17

manipulation of number

How the number of dancers in a group is used.

18

canon

When the same movements overlap in time.

19

define proscenium arch

an arch framing the opening between the stage and the auditorium in some theatres

20

define in-the-round

performance with the audience placed on at least three sides of the stage

21

name all the examples of spatial content

• pathways
• levels
• directions
• size of movement
• patterns
• spatial design

22

define pathways

Designs traced in space (on the floor or in the air

23

define levels

Distance from the ground: low, medium or high.

24

define directions

The facing of a movement.

25

define size of movement

how small or large movements are

26

define spatial design

The way that elements of space have been considered, utilised and designed (can be personal space and general space).

27

define patterns

A repeated design traced in space (on the floor or in the air).