Carome Learning Community have been busy all term collaborating on a song for our MPPS Christmas Concert. CLC students have written their own lyrics about Equality and Diversity.
Yan Yean Learning Community have been learning Japanese this year in their Learning Community. For the Christmas concert they learned to sing 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' in Japanese.
Throughout term 3, students explored a different culture and the traditional form of dance each week. Through this students were immersed in many forms of dance, as well as gaining knowledge and respect for the diverse purposes, traditions, histories and cultures of dance.
Australia - The Kangaroo and Emu Dances
Throughout term two all four learning communities at MPPS have been exploring performance by developing body movement, voice and space through improvisation, teacher and student led role plays. Students have also been exposed to different forms of story-telling by investigating traditional and historical story forms e.g. creation stories, Shakespeare and fairy tales.
Students from SLC have explored using stick puppets as a form of story-telling and have created their own stick puppet movies to share traditional fairy tale stories.
Students from CLC and YYLC have combined all of their knowledge about the elements of drama, story-telling and performance learned during semester 1 to write, perform and direct their own drama movies.
During Term 1 in Performing Arts, students have been developing and practicing their facial expressions in order to create and build on the Element of Drama - Character.
Facial expressions help to tell an audience about a character and how they are feeling. Facial expressions can also inform the audience about a situation within a scene, as they convey the feelings and emotions of characters.
Body movement and language are important to understand a character and a scene. Body language is a form of of non-verbal communication that can add more meaning to the spoken words of characters within drama.
Voice & Dialogue
In Performing Arts Yan Yean and Carome Learning Communities have been focusing on voice and dialogue. The focus is to develop character through voice and to practice reading dialogue loud and clear for audience members to hear.