Identify and connect specific features and purposes of dance from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their dance-making, starting with dance in Australia and including dance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Considering viewpoints – cultures: For example – What is the cultural context in which this dance was developed, or in which it is viewed, and what does it signify? What are the stylistic differences in hip hop performances from different countries including Asia, Europe and the USA?
Asia and Australia´s engagement with Asia
comparing dance styles in different artistic, social, environmental, historical and cultural contexts
Considering viewpoints – societies: For example – How does this dance relate to its social context and that of its audience? What are the protocols for viewing and performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dances?
observing and identifying stylistic similarities and differences in both traditional and contemporary dances, for example, dances from Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people and Asian communities
Considering viewpoints – histories: For example – What historical forces and influences are evident in the dance work? How do the costumes and movements in this dance reflect the era in which it was created?
recognising ethical issues including acknowledging sources and respecting the intellectual property rights of others in dance