This one of a kind program caters to the popular school movement towards large-cast performance, whole-school events, parades, flash-mobs and mass movement exhibitions. Presented by a world leader in large-scale choreography who has directed, choreographed and produced segments for multiple international events, this course equips participants with the inspiration and tools to plan, produce, rehearse and master the skills required to work with 40, 400 or 4000 performers.
The Project – Schools Industry Arts is a NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute Registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation of Professional Competence.
*2013 bookings for this course are now closed*
COURSE TUTORS:Click here to meet some of the industry professionals who will be tutors for this course
Scope of Endorsement – Professional Teaching Standards: 2.2.1, 2.2.4, 3.2.7, 4.2.3, 4.2.5, 6.2.4 and 7.2.3
Narrative dance is a performing arts medium that is unique to Australian school-based performing arts. Narrative dance focuses on storytelling to music through movement, dance, drama, staging and performance for concert and competition. This medium incorporates traditional storytelling with modern reinterpretations and concept exploration, draws from a wide variety of visual, performing and musical arts and can incorporate different types of multimedia and technical effects.
Whether for concert or competition, narrative dance programs are a wonderful opportunity for school communities to create unique extra curricular performance experiences for many interest groups and provide potential for curricular involvement. The nature of the performance medium and production scale integrate the varied disciples of acting, drama, staging, dance, movement, music, design, lighting, sound, stage management, project management and live events and can unite many groups within the school and wider community to celebrate the wide variety of skills and talents a school community develops. Narrative dance in particular provides opportunity for exploration and integration of technologically advanced performing arts elements such as music editing, digital design and film and engages students as it draws from pop culture references and inspirations relevant to them.
Such programs can be challenging for a school community due to the multidisciplinary nature of the medium and the substantial work load of the program. This one day course provides an interactive workshop experience for teachers to begin or advance the development of their narrative dance project. Sessions will comprise of activities to inspire and detail concept, design, scripting, storyboarding, music selection, choreography, staging, characterisation, costume and prop production, rehearsal process, integration of production elements and technology and performance.
The course will be delivered by industry professionals who have produced many different styles of theatre and performance within the secondary and tertiary educational experience and aims to provide an interactive experience to empower teachers to leave the course with a personalised manual to lead the narrative dance program for their school community. The course invites teachers from all disciples to attend the course and encourages teachers to bring with them a program idea relevant to their school to be developed throughout the course.