Express your journey, secrets and identity through dance. For Indigenous cultures, a song cycle is so much more than a song. It represents journeys and secret knowledge that belong to a clan or community. It’s a way of passing on culture, knowledge, and skills.
Create a Song Cycle is a course that helps you translate your own identity through physical movement. Dance choreographer Vicki Van Hout will walk you through the process of creating a new dance inspired by videos of a contemporary performance and the process used at NAISDA Dance College. You will unpack the elements of a song cycle and work through the different elements. By the end of the course, you will have developed a performance piece.
This course encourages self-expression, creative thinking and improvisation. It is a challenging course designed for teachers of secondary school students.