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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.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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