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Physical Skills - Sample Three - ALIGNMENT

ALIGNMENT - A1
MV: arabesque with right arm high (curved) as the left arm reaches along the right and then run down the arm.
EI: suggesting the alternative lifestyle as represented by the dancer running her fingers down her veins which represents recreational drug use
SD: required warm up (seal stretch) of back to avoid injury to lumbar spine due to the extension of the lower back in the arabesque. When performing alignment must be demonstrated through the hips and shoulders to create pleasing aesthetic/ prevent injury to erector spina muscle.

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Physical Skills - Sample Five - COORDINATION/CONTROL

COORDINATION/CONTROL- A2
MV: grand plie while arms extend horizontally and retract back in.
EI: demonstrates indecisive views the individual has on deciding on her lifestyle: alternative/mainstream due to the retraction of the arm.
SD: Control is exercised as the dancer requires core strength in to slowly lower into grand plie. Using the strength of the quadriceps to lower safely into the position. If not demonstrated falling is possible which may result in injury to knee joint as it would have no support and possible dislocation. To prevent build up strength of quadriceps through squats and lunges/wall sits.

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Physical Skills - Sample One - BALANCE

BALANCE - A1
MV: rises onto demi pointe while facing side of stage, raises right arm upward and left arm lowers to cover mouth while circling of the wrist.
EI: suggests the experimentation of drugs as she climbs high er and higher which was frowned upon the traditionalist/mainstream society of the 1960's.
SD: centred weight distribution over both feet with strength in the gastrocnemius to maintain the position. To strengthen calf raises can be performed in order to prevent strain to the gastrocnemius or achilles.

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Physical Skills - Sample Four - COORDINATION/CONTROL

COORDINATION/CONTROL - A1
MV:lowers into grande lie while in fifth position with the left arm leading by the elbow.
EI: demonstrates the further experimentation of the characters lifestyle choice as she looses control as she bends deeper into the plie which went against the status quo of mainstream society throughout the 1960's.
SD: core strength of the abdominals as she lowers to the ground w/o support of the hands. Failing to engage core muscles would result in falling and injuring a joint such as a hip or knee. To prevent falling core strength can be increased by performing a variety of sit ups and planks.

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Physical Skills - Sample Two - FLEXIBILITY

FLEXIBILITY - A2
MV: poses onto demi pointe while arching the lower back to raise her right leg into attitude while extending both arms backwards beyond the line of her shoulder
EI: displays reluctancy due to the constrained nature of the position as she retracts back to the idea of motherhood and mainstream society
SD: adequate flexibility in lower back to sustain back bend. Failing to warm up lower back muscles through seal stretches would result in strain or tearing of muscles in the lumbar spine.

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Physical Skills - Sample Six - STRENGTH/STAMINA

STRENGTH/STAMINA - A
MV: turning jete down diagonal while completing a throwing action as both arms full back behind the line of her shoulders.
EI: displays an act of desperation as she suffers from the pressure placed on her by society about deciding on her lifestyle which aligns with the values of mainstream society
SD:adequate strength in core muscles and e.g. muscles to elevate off the floor. Leg muscles requiring strength include: quadriceps in order to push off the ground. To increase strength: lunges and squats / wall sits

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Body Actions - Sample One - GESTURE

GESTURE - A
MV: walks downstage while crossing arms to twirl hair in fingers
EI: shows the difficulty of living throughout the 1960's where young individuals were forced into deciding on a lifestyle which was either mainstream or alternative. Gesture represents the character's confusion and naivety as consoles herself and twirls her hair to convey her innocence and inability to make her own decision based on the pressure to main within mainstream society.

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Body Actions - Sample Three - LOCOMOTION

LOCOMOTION - A
MV: balances on right leg while hopping on left leg and both arms in fifth position.
EI: the awaiting decision displays the disruption to the individuals life as she remains stalled by the locomotive hopping movements. Displaying the pressure placed on the character to remain with the values of mainstream society but remains indecisive as she doesn't allow her self to experiment with an alternative and free lifestyle.

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Body Actions - Sample Two - GESTURE

GESTURE - A1
MV: takes three steps on rise while picking up feet behind her with alternating extended arms
EI: represents the alternative lifestyle as it conveys the practice of becoming high on drugs which was associated with the free alternative lifestyle which opposed mainstream values of society.

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Body Actions - Sample Six - STILLNESS

STILLNESS - A1
MV: dancer extends both arms as she rolls over to finish lying on her back with left leg bent at the knee.
EI: sense of definitive answer towards a lifestyle as the dancer finally remains paused within a position. Showing the growing independence of the character as she begins to disregard the opinion of the 1960's society

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Body Actions - Sample Five - FALLING

FALLING - A
MV: extends left leg horizontally at 90 degrees before retracting back in and takes one step towards the left before bending the right leg underneath to fall to the ground then swings right arm above her head to quickly stand up
EI: displays how the character is indecisive between the two lifestyles as she quickly stands up from the floor to represent not immersing herself within one particular lifestyle in fear of the judgement made by society.

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Body Actions - Sample Four - ELEVATION

ELEVATION - A2
MV: dancer looks towards the audience representing society as she twirls her hair while immediately running to the back to jump off of two feet to land in the arms of awaiting men.
EI: definitive answer made by the dancer as she taunts the audience/society as she creates a lasting decision as she elevates into the arms of men.

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Choreographic Device - Sample One - AUGMENTATION

AUGMENTATION - A1
making a movement larger in space or time.
MV: rises on Demi pointe with both arms extended vertically and both feet lifting off the ground alternatively with pointed feet. movement begins on the ground where she represents the motion of picking flowers to transition higher until it represents a climbing action, showing the use of augmentation as the movement becomes larger.
EI: duality meaning of climbing higher on the social ladder or experimenting with becoming high on drugs. These two ideas are attached to the movement as she is still experimenting whether she should pursue motherhood or an alternate lifestyle throughout the 1960's.

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Choreographic Device - Sample Two - ABSTRACTION

ABSTRACTION - A1
involving the demonstration of a movement which portrays a meaning
MV: steps across her body with her right foot to lean backwards with both arms positioned in a curved oval shape and both hands clasped together to represent a baby being cradled
EI: the experimentation between two lifestyles, with the status quo of motherhood being represented with the action of baby cradling. conveys that the character has still not decided which life path to take whether it be motherhood or the alternate lifestyle as she continues to contradict each gesture with an opposing representation of an alternate lifestyle.

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Choreographic Device - Sample Three - REPETITION

REPETITION - A2
which consists of a motif/movement being used a number of times during the routine.
MV: rotates her finger in the air while twirling her hair round her finger. epetition of the hair twirling gesture is significant in the last section as she taunts the audience. dancer performs the movement for the last time as she stares outwards into the audience to quickly run to the back of the stage, creating a lasting impact on the audience as the hair twirling gesture is repeated a number of times and then featured as the last movement of the routine.
EI: create a constant reminder towards the audience of the character’s innocence as she uses the motif of hair twirling repeatedly

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Choreographic Device - Sample Four - EMBELLISHMENT

EMBELISHMENT - A
adding detail to a pre-existing movement.
MV: devlopes her right leg with both arms positioned behind her back, to continue by copèing the leg into the ankle. It is clear that the embellishment has been used as the dancer takes one step back wards to devlopè the left leg while the left arm raises until parallel.
EI: Embellishment is demonstrated as the dancer adds the the arm movement which shows the use of testing both waters in context to the two different life paths of motherhood an alternate lifestyle

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Choreographic Device - Sample Five - ABSTRACTION

ABSTRACTION - A
convey a direct meaning (usually pedestrian) through the use of one particular movement
MV: dancer is positioned centre stage and uses both hands to perform a flower picking movement as both arms unravel from each other, to form the shape of a flower with both palms of the hands connected.
EI: used to portray a sense of ambiguity between two different lifestyles which created controversy throughout the 1960’s. The abstraction of flower picking can be interpreted as leaning towards the path of motherhood as it shows the use of maternal actions, whereas it could also been interpreted as a reference to recreational drugs as shown by the symbol of a flower.

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Choreographic Device - Sample Six - DISTORTION

DISTORTION A2 HAIR TWIRL

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - EXPRESSIVE INTENTION SAMPLE ONE

WHAT: 1960'S POLITICAL CLIMATE
- civil rights
-gender equality/women rights e.g. contraceptive pill
HOW: child who grew up throughout the time period
WHERE: womens rights as the main character explores her opportunities of remaining with status quo or joining alternative

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - EXPRESSIVE INTENTION - SAMPLE TWO

WHAT: MUSIC CULTURE OF 1960'S
progression of rock and roll/pop: the beatles, the beach boys, the rolling stones. physical icons who documented the political events of the 1960's
HOW: christopher bruce was exposed to the evolution as it was the music genre of his adolescence
WHERE: the documentation of the young individual who is struggling to be independent and form her own decision with the accompanying lyrics which explains the difficulties of her situation

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - MOVEMENT VOCAB - SAMPLE ONE

WHAT: MARTHA GRAHAM
- pioneer of modern dance
- contract and release technique
- abstraction of movement
HOW: both trained at ballet rambaret
WHERE: abstraction method of martha graham demonstrated through the arabesque which implies drug taking

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - MOVEMENT VOCAB - SAMPLE TWO

WHAT: POLITICAL/SOIAL CLIMATE OF THE 1960'S
- fight for women and racial equality
emerging and contrasting lifestyles
HOW: grew up throughout the particular movements
WHERE: motif of picking flowers to represent the emerging alternative lifestyles affiliated w drugs

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - FORM - SAMPLE ONE

WHAT: pop/rock music of 1960's
- developed a verse/chorus structure
- the rolling stones, the beach boys, the beatles
- represented the people of society
HOW: music of his childhood and adolescence
WHERE: theme and variation form which is equally represented by the verse/chorus structure represented by the song ruby tuesday

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - FORM - SAMPLE TWO

WHAT: social/political climate of the 1960's
- development of new lifestyles
- fight for gender and racial equality
- cultural shift due to emerging alternative lifestyle
HOW: grew up throughout the changes in society
WHERE: the contrasting form of theme and variation is used to represent the contrasting views of society which occurred throughout the 1960's concerning the appropriate lifestyle

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - PA- SAMPLE ONE

WHAT: 1960's culture
- evolving values and morals with the evolving lifestyles
- dominant marriage/motherhood and alternative of drugs and sex etc..
HOW: grew up throughout the cultural shift in society experiencing the changes
WHERE: hair half up and down to represent alternative, high cut and long dress to represent conservative/mainstream and daring red colour dress for alternative

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CULTURAL INFLUENCE - PA - SAMPLE TWO

WHAT: MARTHA GRAHAM
- grahams style is minimalistic
- simple costume sand lighting
- influence of modern dance era and being the pioneer
HOW: both trained at ballet rambaret where she taught classes
WHERE: seen in minimalist approach of no stage props, simple dress and lighting pattern

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WHAT ARE THE 2 INFLUENCES FOR EI

1. SOCIAL/POLITICAL CLIMATE OF 1960'S
2. MUSIC CULTURE OF 1960'S

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WHAT ARE THE TWO INFLUENCES FOR MV

1. MARTHA GRAHAM
2. SOCIAL/POLITICAL CLIMATE OF 1960'S

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WHAT ARE THE TWO INFLUENCES FOR FORM

1. POP/ROCK MUSIC OF 1960'S
2. SOCIAL/POLITICAL CLIMATE OF THE 1960'S

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WHAT ARE THE TWO INFLUENCES FOR PA

1. SOCIAL/POLITICAL CLIMATE OF THE 960'S
2. MARTHA GRAHAM