Bringing the ballet to life
Part one - Movement
A GCSE resource for Romeo and Juliet
Includes background to the ballet, synopsis, analysis of structure, characteristics of MacMillan's choreography, features of Romeo and Juliet and communicating through dance.
Part two - Accompaniment, sets, designs and lighting
Includes features of the ballet relating to each topic and information about communicating through each medium.
Sample page 1
Sample page 2
Part three - Communicating through ballet
Includes detailed choreographic breakdowns of some scenes, communicating through ballet specifically and interviews with three dancers who have danced the roles of Romeo, Juliet and Tybalt
Part four - Performance in a group dance
Includes ideas for creating your own group dances as well as breakdowns to allow a teacher to teach simplified versions of the steps danced by the Capulets in the Ballroom scene.
Part five - Solo choreography
Includes six short examples from the ballet of simplified sections of solo choreography.
Part six - The written exam
Includes advice abut preparing for the exam as well as revision worksheets and teachers' sheets.
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