PE3 Dance Session16 mai 2017
During the congress in Romanian, pupils in mixed groups of 4-5 had a workshop of dance sessions. During one sessions, 3 exercices of 10 minutes about geometric forms, choreographies of 8 mouvements and choose 5 words on a topic the students learnt to compose and perform a collective choreography, selecting means of composition and original and various body motions. Then, they discussed with their partners, created and performed a meaningful choreography, with a beginning and ending, where all the dancers pay attention to each other and concerned with their performance in front of an audience.
It took them an hour to create an original production, taking minimum risk as far as difficulty was concerned. Then, as spectators, they enjoyed the quality of the performance and applause the originality of the choreography.
The choreographies were composed during periods of 90 minutes. The dancers used different effects: opposed speed, opposed energy, group structures (geometrical forms, cluster and splitting up, different directions, mirror effect, question and answer effect,…), time and space relationship (starts moved forward or backward, heights differences, accordance, stunts, repetition,…) and original sudden or/and visual effects (porté, fall, noise, freeze frame…).
The dozen of groups with various skills produced very rich and diverse performances.
The ability to dance boosts their self-esteem and facilitates integration.
- To learn how to express one’s emotions, acquire ability to concentrate and relax, be aware of one’s body and its spatial location