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DPAC Contemporary Dance Education School Tour 2017 

by Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)



“Dance as an Expression – An Introduction to Contemporary Dance”

As dance is becoming a major part of the performing arts scene in Malaysia, we believe it is important to expand the exposure of dance to students. Therefore, DPAC Dance Company (DDC) would like to initiate a community sharing project by presenting the School Tour Programme 2017.


Themed “Dance as an expression – An introduction to contemporary dance”, the DPAC Dance Company School Tour programme is specially designed for students to gain knowledge about dance through demonstration, performance and interaction. They will get to know the origin of contemporary dance as well as a dancer’s daily working routine.


The DDC School Tour programme will be performed by DDC dancers, who were awarded the Best Group Performance at the 12th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015. DDC is one of the few full-time contemporary dance companies in Malaysia.

 

Aims

  1. To encourage students to join and experience performing arts, especially contemporary dance.
  2. To develop future leaders in the field of dance arts education and performance.
  3. To provide an opportunity for students to learn about the performing arts’ skills.

 

Who

Primary school, Secondary school, International school, High school, College, and University


Missions

  1. To enhance the knowledge of dance, especially contemporary dance;
  2. To encourage students to join and experience contemporary dance;
  3. To create awareness of dance performances in Malaysia.

     

    Our Contents

    Programme A – Historical Dance Lesson


    Date:     

    February 27, 28

    March 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31


    Duration:   45 minutes per session (can have more than 1 session in a day) 


    Time:         Morning session:  9 am – 12 pm,      

                      Afternoon session:  2 pm – 4 pm


    *Please note that it is a first come, first served booking.

    *Schools can choose their preferred time for the class within the given time frame and each school can have more than 1 class in a day.

    *Please take note that the school tour will only be held once in each school.

     


    What Will They Learn


    PART ONE: Introduction - Dance as a Profession

    A short performance of a dancer’s daily life from their training to a creative process.


    PART TWO: Contemporary Dance - Then and Now

    Through the excerpts of performances, students experience the development of dances with a brief explanation while watching the performances.


    PART THREE: DDC excerpts performance

    The excerpt of a performance from DDC allows students to experience the varied expressions of dance. DDC has specially selected repertoires that relate to a student’s life experience. For example, their relationship with their school life to their encounters with the consumer and technology driven world and many more.


    PART FOUR: Interactive Performance

    Students are invited to create movements and perform together with DDC dancers in the final performance.


    *DPAC reserves the right to change or amend the contents at its discretion.



    How To Apply Programme A?

    1. Pick-up a date and time slot. Schools can choose their preferred time for the class within the given time frame and each school can have more than 1 session in a day. Please fill-in the registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/hQxe6sdsda4cRFAe2
    2. Confirmed schedule and time slot will be notified once registration done from Perine Siew (perine.dpac@gmail.com).
    3. A minimum of 20 students is required to start the program per session.
    4. The school should provide a suitable place for conducting the class.
    5. The participate students must be 9 years old and above.


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    Programme BContemporary Dance Workshop


    Date:     

    February 27, 28

    March 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31


    Duration:   90 minutes per session (can have more than 1 session in a day)


    Time:         Morning session:  9 am – 12 pm,      

                      Afternoon session:  2 pm – 4 pm


    *Please note that it is a first come, first served booking.

    *Schools can choose their preferred time for the class within the given time frame and each school can have more than 1 class in a day.

    *Please take note that the school tour will only be held once in each school.



    What Will They Learnš

    Ages between 9 – 12 years old:  

    Begin with simple movements practice with having light music in the background that will add to the atmosphere of the space without being distracting and inspire the students to dance. The method of creative movement is an approach where children use movement to express, form, and create various educational contents, and movement creativity through observing, thinking, reflecting and playing.


    Ages between 13 – 18 years old:

    Free up your body! Our contemporary dance technique class focuses on developing kinaesthetic awareness through practicing the floor work, standing, traveling and jumping exercises with emphasizing on moving easily and efficiently. To develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity as well as musicality through occupying the space in specific ways, movement qualities, choreographic phrases that are executed according to chosen rules and so forth.


    *DPAC reserves the right to change or amend the contents at its discretion.


    How TApply Programme B?

    1. Pick-up a date and time slot. Schools can choose their preferred time for the class within the given time frame and each school can have more than 1 session in a dayPlease fill-in the registration form at: https://goo.gl/forms/QeqznQ5TtWqoLm9l1
    2. Confirmed schedule and time slot will be notified once   registration   done from Perine Siew (perine.dpac@gmail.com).
    3. A minimum of 20 students is required to start the program. (Max. 30 ppl.)
    4. The school should provide a suitable place for conducting the class.
    5. The participate students must have the basic prior dance experience and must be 9 years old and above. 


    Please take note...
    • If the school require more than one slot for Programme A or/and B, dance teachers need at least one hour to rest before the next slot start.
    • Please take note that the school tour will only be held once in each school/High School/College/University. 
    • Dance Teachers will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents involving students during classes. 


    Important:

    *Teachers will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents involving students during classes.                                                      

    *The school tour programme is free of charge.

     



    Related Information

    What is contemporary dance?

    Philippe Noisette, the author of “Let’s talk about contemporary dance”, says one of the ways to recognise contemporary dance is to realize that it’s not about uniformity of dancers or of costumes; or formations. Contemporary dance refers to a combination of ballet, modern and jazz dance techniques. Different teachers will emphasize different aspects of these three techniques and may emphasize one technique more than the other, leading to a great variety of “styles” of contemporary dance, and they each have very different ways of approaching the body, movement, and the connection of the mind with the body. You will be amazed to see how different elements can come together completely and uniquely for each choreographer through the dance. In short, Philippe Noisette contended that contemporary dance was and is different from ballet, it reflects our times, cultivates variety, and combines several kinds of art. It takes a discerning eye to determine what contemporary dance is and what it is not.

     

     

    For more information, please contact Ms. Perine Siew at office: (+6)03-4065 0001, 4065 0002 or email: perine.dpac@gmail.com