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Force Field

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Title:

Force Field

URL:

https://artsintegration.com/2014/08/12/force-field-arts-integration-strategy/

Content Source:

Other
The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

Students will create an imaginary force field and move around the room while demonstrating the weight of a variety of music. They will use a single word to describe their movements. They will work together to create movements to match the descriptive words.    

Content Standard(s):
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
1) Improvise movements with a variety of self-identified prompts.

Examples: music/sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance experiences

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Explore
Essential Questions:
EU: Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
EQ: Where do choreographers get ideas for dances?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • prompts
  • use elements of dance
  • movement problem
  • choreographic devices
  • structure
  • dance phrase
  • concept and inspirations for choreography
  • feedback and revision
  • dance study
  • notation
  • dance phrase
Skill Examples:
  • Use a variety of prompts for inspiration (i.e., music/ sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance experiences).
  • Find a way to travel across the floor only using a low level.
  • Select a choreographic device and create a dance phrase (i.e., retrograde, scramble/ deconstruct, transposition, inversion, or fragment).
  • Create a short movement phrase and perform with "sad" emotion then "happy" emotion. Discuss how the movement changed.
  • Discuss and use peer feedback or instructor feedback.
  • Create a floor map, using different colors for different levels of movement.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
8) Perform improvised movements with or against tempos and rhythms in music or sound.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Space
  • Positive and Negative space
  • Tempo/ Tempi
  • Rhythm
  • Energy
  • Using Intent
  • Embody
  • Alignment
  • Dance phrase
  • Stage directions
  • Performance Space
  • Production elements
Skill Examples:
  • Observe, identify and explore the idea of positive and negative space with a partner, using still shape for partner 1, exploration (free movement) for partner 2.
  • Identify varied tempi and rhythms in music.
  • Explore moving with and against tempos and rhythms in music or sound stimuli.
    • Practice moving in slow motion during a fast song.
  • Identify and apply appropriate movement qualities to vary the intended effect from one movement to another.
    • Add force to a leap to communicate anger; change a reach by making it softer and slower to communicate gentleness.
  • Identify proper body alignment principles and apply them when practicing dance sequencing (i.e., Engaging the core, shoulders down and back, neck long, standing tall and grounded, energy pushing out through the floor).
  • Demonstrate movement that coordinates with a partner or group that changes level, direction or pathway design while maintaining safety and personal space (i.e., chasse in a circle holding hands).
  • Identify constructive feedback and apply corrections to the practice of group dance.
  • Discuss and revise constructive feedback phrases for peer feedback.
  • Demonstrate use of stage direction in locomotor and non-locomotor movement. Move from downstage right to upstage left.
  • Utilize costumes, props, music, scenery, lighting or media for a dance performed for an audience in a designated specific performance space.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
9) Change the degree of energy used in movement to heighten the effect of intent.

Example: Add force to a leap to communicate anger; change a reach by making it softer and slower to communicate gentleness

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Space
  • Positive and Negative space
  • Tempo/ Tempi
  • Rhythm
  • Energy
  • Using Intent
  • Embody
  • Alignment
  • Dance phrase
  • Stage directions
  • Performance Space
  • Production elements
Skill Examples:
  • Observe, identify and explore the idea of positive and negative space with a partner, using still shape for partner 1, exploration (free movement) for partner 2.
  • Identify varied tempi and rhythms in music.
  • Explore moving with and against tempos and rhythms in music or sound stimuli.
    • Practice moving in slow motion during a fast song.
  • Identify and apply appropriate movement qualities to vary the intended effect from one movement to another.
    • Add force to a leap to communicate anger; change a reach by making it softer and slower to communicate gentleness.
  • Identify proper body alignment principles and apply them when practicing dance sequencing (i.e., Engaging the core, shoulders down and back, neck long, standing tall and grounded, energy pushing out through the floor).
  • Demonstrate movement that coordinates with a partner or group that changes level, direction or pathway design while maintaining safety and personal space (i.e., chasse in a circle holding hands).
  • Identify constructive feedback and apply corrections to the practice of group dance.
  • Discuss and revise constructive feedback phrases for peer feedback.
  • Demonstrate use of stage direction in locomotor and non-locomotor movement. Move from downstage right to upstage left.
  • Utilize costumes, props, music, scenery, lighting or media for a dance performed for an audience in a designated specific performance space.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 3
Dance
11) Change levels, directions, and pathway designs safely in a dance phrase while coordinating with a partner or other dancers.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Process Components: Embody
Essential Questions:
EU: Dancers use the mind-body connection and develop the body as an instrument for artistry and artistic expression.
EQ: What must a dancer do to prepare the mind and body for artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Space
  • Positive and Negative space
  • Tempo/ Tempi
  • Rhythm
  • Energy
  • Using Intent
  • Embody
  • Alignment
  • Dance phrase
  • Stage directions
  • Performance Space
  • Production elements
Skill Examples:
  • Observe, identify and explore the idea of positive and negative space with a partner, using still shape for partner 1, exploration (free movement) for partner 2.
  • Identify varied tempi and rhythms in music.
  • Explore moving with and against tempos and rhythms in music or sound stimuli.
    • Practice moving in slow motion during a fast song.
  • Identify and apply appropriate movement qualities to vary the intended effect from one movement to another.
    • Add force to a leap to communicate anger; change a reach by making it softer and slower to communicate gentleness.
  • Identify proper body alignment principles and apply them when practicing dance sequencing (i.e., Engaging the core, shoulders down and back, neck long, standing tall and grounded, energy pushing out through the floor).
  • Demonstrate movement that coordinates with a partner or group that changes level, direction or pathway design while maintaining safety and personal space (i.e., chasse in a circle holding hands).
  • Identify constructive feedback and apply corrections to the practice of group dance.
  • Discuss and revise constructive feedback phrases for peer feedback.
  • Demonstrate use of stage direction in locomotor and non-locomotor movement. Move from downstage right to upstage left.
  • Utilize costumes, props, music, scenery, lighting or media for a dance performed for an audience in a designated specific performance space.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
2) Find a solution to a movement problem by manipulating the elements of dance.

Examples: Perform a dance phrase using three different levels.

Perform a dance phrase that alters the timing of the movement.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Creating
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Process Components: Explore
Essential Questions:
EU: Choreographers use a variety of sources as inspiration and transform concepts and ideas into movement for artistic expression.
EQ: Where do choreographers get ideas for dances?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • choreography
  • prompts
  • movement problem
  • elements of dance
  • choreographic devices
  • dance study
  • artistic intent
  • dance phrase
Skill Examples:
  • Use music, sound, text, objects, images, notation, observed dance, or experiences to create a dance phrase.
  • Perform a dance phrase using three different levels.
  • Perform a dance phrase that alters the timing of the movement.
  • Create a trio from a solo by performing movements in a three-part canon.
  • Create a dance based on the maid idea of "water" or "fire" and explain how the movement choices that were made express your topic.
  • After performing short dance study, reflect on possible changes that could have been made and use peer feedback to revise movement.
  • Draw a formation or pathway of dancers using symbols.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
8) Recognize and respond to changes in time as they occur in dance and music.

Example: Use a variety of percussive instruments and sounds to respond to even and uneven rhythms.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Static and Dynamic Shapes
  • Negative Space
  • Rhythms
  • Qualities of Movement
  • Use of Energy
  • Dynamics
  • alignment
  • kinesthetic awareness
  • importance of conditioning
  • performance space
  • explore
  • production elements
  • artistic intent
Skill Examples:
  • Perform elevated shapes by jumping in a tucked position (positive space) vs. jumping in a jumping jack formation (large negative spaces).
  • Create a sculpture by filling in the negative space created by a partner.
  • Respond to even and uneven rhythms using a variety of percussive instruments and sounds.
  • Use adjectives and adverbs to describe a movement phrase and identify movement quality. Revise the phrase with energy changes and discuss how/ what changed.
  • Demonstrate alignment, coordination, balance, core support, and kinesthetic awareness while executing movement.
  • Discuss and practice body conditioning for the dancer.
  • Enter stage after eight counts of music, or wait until lights go up for bow.
  • Plan out a performance in a different setting such as a gym, studio, or park.
  • View a dance under different lighting and select the most effective lighting design.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 4
Dance
9) Analyze and describe the qualities of movement and phrases created by the use of energy and dynamic changes.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Static and Dynamic Shapes
  • Negative Space
  • Rhythms
  • Qualities of Movement
  • Use of Energy
  • Dynamics
  • alignment
  • kinesthetic awareness
  • importance of conditioning
  • performance space
  • explore
  • production elements
  • artistic intent
Skill Examples:
  • Perform elevated shapes by jumping in a tucked position (positive space) vs. jumping in a jumping jack formation (large negative spaces).
  • Create a sculpture by filling in the negative space created by a partner.
  • Respond to even and uneven rhythms using a variety of percussive instruments and sounds.
  • Use adjectives and adverbs to describe a movement phrase and identify movement quality. Revise the phrase with energy changes and discuss how/ what changed.
  • Demonstrate alignment, coordination, balance, core support, and kinesthetic awareness while executing movement.
  • Discuss and practice body conditioning for the dancer.
  • Enter stage after eight counts of music, or wait until lights go up for bow.
  • Plan out a performance in a different setting such as a gym, studio, or park.
  • View a dance under different lighting and select the most effective lighting design.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Dance
8) Perform movement phrases that show the ability to respond to changes in time generated from various rhythms.

Example: Rhythms from internal and external sources.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Space: shapes and pathways
  • dance phrase
  • movement phrase
  • rhythm
  • explore
  • core to distal movement initiation
  • Embody
  • safe practices and injury prevention
  • performance goals
  • alternate performance venue
  • production elements
Skill Examples:
  • Create a movement sequence that involves still shapes in various levels along with moving shapes through jumping, rolling or other dynamic movement (i.e., X-jump, C-jump, floor roll).
  • Improv with a call prompt "bound" and other associated words with focus on what body part is starting the movement. Follow with "free" and other associated words with focus on the initiation point. Only explore each for a short period and discuss. Could be done in small groups and they can teach the movement created, or discussed as a class as part of a larger improv.
  • Practice step touch, pivot turn, three-step turn, and clapping.
  • Discuss ways to promote muscular strength, endurance, and injury prevention. Promote healthful eating and good nutrition as proper food for the body.
  • Keep an ongoing list of personal dance goals.
  • Identify ways to improve performance qualities and collaborate with peer group to establish a list of group goals to apply to practice for a dance.
  • Perform a dance in two different locations, such as an auditorium and outdoor venue.
  • Incorporate a fog machine, strobe light, and backlit cyclorama to enhance an eerie dance.
Arts Education
ARTS (2017)
Grade: 5
Dance
9) Explore bound and free-flowing movement motivated from both core initiation (torso) and peripheral initiation (distal) while analyzing the relationship between initiation and energy.

Unpacked Content
Artistic Process: Performing
Anchor Standards:
Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
Process Components: Express
Essential Questions:
EU: Space, time, and energy are basic elements of dance.
EQ: How do dancers work with space, time, and energy to communicate artistic expression?
Concepts & Vocabulary:
  • Space: shapes and pathways
  • dance phrase
  • movement phrase
  • rhythm
  • explore
  • core to distal movement initiation
  • Embody
  • safe practices and injury prevention
  • performance goals
  • alternate performance venue
  • production elements
Skill Examples:
  • Create a movement sequence that involves still shapes in various levels along with moving shapes through jumping, rolling or other dynamic movement (i.e., X-jump, C-jump, floor roll).
  • Improv with a call prompt "bound" and other associated words with focus on what body part is starting the movement. Follow with "free" and other associated words with focus on the initiation point. Only explore each for a short period and discuss. Could be done in small groups and they can teach the movement created, or discussed as a class as part of a larger improv.
  • Practice step touch, pivot turn, three-step turn, and clapping.
  • Discuss ways to promote muscular strength, endurance, and injury prevention. Promote healthful eating and good nutrition as proper food for the body.
  • Keep an ongoing list of personal dance goals.
  • Identify ways to improve performance qualities and collaborate with peer group to establish a list of group goals to apply to practice for a dance.
  • Perform a dance in two different locations, such as an auditorium and outdoor venue.
  • Incorporate a fog machine, strobe light, and backlit cyclorama to enhance an eerie dance.
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