Emancipation of Expressionism
A Resource for Dance Education
This pack has been developed to support and assist with your delivery of the study of Emancipation of Expressionism (2013) choreographed by Kenrick “H2O” Sandy. The contents of the pack are useful for a wide range of educational purposes across Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. Particular attention has been paid to the AQA GCSE Dance Specification now that the piece has been selected as a set work (2016).
The pack has been divided into the following three sections:
Section One: Contextual Information. This section contains background information about the work of the company and the creation of their choreographic work, along with the dance styles that they work with. This will help students to understand the context of the final choreographic piece.
Section Two: Analyses. This section contains a detailed analysis of the different features of the production, along with a section-by-section analysis of the finished piece.
Section Three: Resources For Teaching. The third section focuses on giving dance teachers and facilitators a wide range of resources, tasks and suggestions for approaching the study of the work. The practical and theoretical tasks are created to stimulate the minds of students so that they can explore their own interpretations and responses to the work.
A Note from the Author…
As a dancer in Boy Blue Entertainment since 2014, I have endeavoured to feed my detailed experience and knowledge of working as a company dancer and teacher into this pack. Being lucky enough to be in this position has allowed me to gain invaluable inside knowledge into the artistic visions and approaches of the company from both a practical, embodied and theoretical perspective. It has also allowed me to work very closely with Artistic Directors Kenrick and Mikey, to ensure that I am able to present and explore the work in the way that it was intended.
Jo Read, 2016
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