Year 11 Dance Workshop
By Carmen Nieuwoudt & Sarah Barnes
On Friday 9th February the Year 11 GCSE dance students were presented with the opportunity to revise ‘Within her eyes’ by taking part in a workshop with the dancer from the piece and another member of the company. First we sat down and talked about the process of making the dance, what inspired the choreographer and key motifs.
This led to us partnering up and performing trust exercises which further aided our understanding of how the dance was made and showed us how physically demanding the dance is. We developed these into an adapted version of the professional piece. This gave us new ideas and inspiration to help us with our own GCSE choreography.
Overall it was a wonderful opportunity for us to refresh our knowledge of the course and gain further insight into different choreographic methods and dance themes.