Year 9 Drama (9DRA)
In Year 9, you will draw upon the foundations laid in Year 7 and 8 Drama.
We take the values from the school vision statement “courage” and “compassion” and apply them in all we do in drama. Exploration in performance gives akonga the courage to communicate and demonstrate effectively for our kaiako and peers. Compassion underpins all dramatic exploration; through supporting and encouraging each other to perform, and through exploration of the lives of others through dramatic contexts we develop empathy.
We will learn the conventions of a specific theatrical style (form) and discover how to create effective characters (role). In the 2023 course the theatre form is Victorian Melodrama. By working with others in small and large groups you will develop communication and performance skills which can be transferred to other learning areas.
What will I learn?
Through practical workshopping and development of short performances and exploration of specific lighting, costume, set design and props you will learn many skills including:
Exploring and developing ideas around the drama elements of role, place, time, focus, and tension.
Ensemble work (working in a variety of group sizes)
How to develop an idea and the skills of collaboration
How the use of space, voice, movement and body is important to all of the work you do in Drama (techniques)
Creating and building on short scenes using dramatic conventions
In depth explorations of costume, props and/ or set design
Where does this course lead?
This course will lead to the building of confidence and creativity, and a desire to continue learning through Drama in the coming years, starting with Year 10 Drama.
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