NCEA Resource:
Rotunda

The New Zealand Dance Company has created a new NCEA Education Resource base upon carefully selected sections of Shona McCullagh’s full-length work, Rotunda.

Rotunda observes the centenary of the First World War and offers rich models of choreography and performance.

The new resource targets course work for Level 3 and Scholarship dance students. It covers learning resources for:

  • 3.1, 3.2 and Scholarship Choreography
  • 3.3, 3.6 and Scholarship Performance reflection
  • 3.7 Analyze a dance

In addition to meeting exam needs, the Rotunda resource offers rich learning about how to choreograph and apply performance practices. It is written as a programme of work for your senior students with a step-by-step process for choreography and performance activities designed for 3.6 and Scholarship.

Interesting features of Rotunda which extend student knowledge include being set in the round; the role of a dramaturg in developing choreography (interesting for teachers to hear!); and a live brass band.

The DVD includes the full-length work, exam excerpt and in-depth interviews with:

  • Choreographer Shona McCullagh
  • Musical Director Don McGlashan
  • Dancer Tupua Tigafua
  • Costume Designer Jane Holland
  • Dramaturg Michelanne Forster
  • Lighting Designer Paul O'Brien

The resource is $175 plus GST (and postage & packaging).

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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