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What is strength?
extent to which muscles can exert force by contracting against resistance e.g. planks and sit ups
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What is flexibility?
angle of movement around a joint e.g. butterfly stretches
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What is agility?
ability to move quickly and easily with grace an fluidity e.g. turning sprints
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What is muscular endurance?
muscles being able to sustain repeated contractions against resistance for extended periods of time e.g. calf raises
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What is progressive overload? (Principles of training)
Gradually increasing - Frequency Intensity Time Type (Tedium)
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What are the three types of training and how can they improve the fitness components?
Continuous - Improving stamina and agility, running/cycling over a long period of time, circuits. Resistance - improves strength and muscular endurance, exercises such as push-ups and squats. Stretching - increases muscle elasticity, flexibility
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Name the 5 parts of the spine
Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Sacrum, Coccyx
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What is stamina?
energy and strength to continue physical activity over a long period of time e.g. cardiovascular activities
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What do training programmes always include?
Specificity, Overload, Progression, Reversibility, Type (Tedium)
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Name the three types of joints
Cartilaginous, Fibrous, Synovial
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Describe characteristics of these joints
Cartilaginous - little movement vertebrae. Fibrous- little to no movement flat bones of the skull. Synovial - most mobile hips, ankles, knees
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What are the main stages of the rehearsal process?
Research, Improvisation, Experimentation, Select/Refine, Develop, Performamce, Feedback, Improvements, Tech rehearsal, Performance.
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Name 7 technical skills
Co-ordination, Strength, Control, Posture, Flexibility, Mobility, Alignment
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Name 5 expressive/performance skills
Sense of style, communication of dance idea, focus, projection, musicality
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Give examples of long, irregular, short, and flat bones
Long - Humerus, femur Short - Tarsals, carpals. Irregular - Vertebrae Flat - bones of the skull
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Name 5 music to dance relationships and define
Direct correlation, music visualisation, mutual co-existence, disassocation, call and response
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Name 6 structures of material and define
Binary (AB), Rondo (ABACADA), Ternary(ABA), Narrative (ABC), Theme and Variation (A1A2A3), Episodic (ABC)
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Name 8 ways of developing a motif/choreographic devices
Retrograde, Inversion, Fragmentation, Ornamentation, Change of space&dynamics, Repetition, Size
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Name the three types of stretching
Dynamic, Static, PNF (partner)
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What are the benefits of a warm up/cool down
Warm up - Inc. heart rate, nerve impulse transmission, oxygen to muscles for respiration, elasticity of muscles. Cool down - Decrease HR from aerobic exercise, prevents pooling of blood, stops cramps
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Describe a structured class
Warm up - Cardio, mental prep, corner work , technical phrase, creativity. Class. Cool down - yoga, stretches,
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What are the themes of Swansong?
Interrogation, prisoner of conscience
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What are the themes of Still Life at the Penguin Cafe?
Endangered species, mans abuse of the environment
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What are the themes of The Nutcracker?
Growing up, first love, fantasy, escapism
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What are the themes of Revelations?
Religion, slavery, oppression of black people
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Briefly describe lighting in Swansong
David Mohr. Spotlight from top corner of upstage left onto chair in centre. Light from stage right when guards enter and exit. S7 light forms linear pathway from back corner of stage left prisoner follows to exit (death)
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Briefly describe costume in Swansong
Christopher Bruce. Prisoner plain red t-shirt denim jeans, informal. Guards - khaki trousers, lighter shirt with no badge. Formal/authority
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Briefly describe the accompaniment in Swansong
Philip Chambon. Direct correlation. Electro-acoustic with digitally sampled sounds. Silent interludes, audible aspects of tap and clapping. Silent S5. Echoes in solos
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Briefly describe the accompaniment in the section 'Southern Cape Zebra'
African percussive instruments ' cantering' rhythm resembling zebra. Brass and wind instruments long notes in minor key reflected in slow, struggle movements. Gunshot followed by harsh dynamic accents which fades out in correlation with lighting.
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Briefly describe the lighting in the section 'Texan Kangaroo Rat'
Bright green cactus and light brown surface on backdrop. Overall faded white lighting on the stage changing to yellow shows the progression of day
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Briefly describe the costume in the section 'Skunk Nosed Flea'
Orange lycra bodysuit with yellow stripes on the limbs, pointe shoes, flea like mask with antennae
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Identify the settings in Act 1 and Act 2 of the Nutcracker
Christmas Eve at an orphanage. World of dreams and fantasy
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Describe the accompaniment of the Nutcracker (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Classical, orchestral, originally orchestrated for the Ivanov ballet. Consists of advanced melodies and a wealth of melodic tones, which provides a greatly unique composition. 'Gobstoppers' music encapsulates frantic nature, highlights lifts.
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Describe the set of the Nutcracker (Anthony Ward)
Opens in a dilapidated orphanage, large grey walls and iron beds with an imposing clock overviewing. Act 2 , pink glittery lipped mouth which provides entrance and exit, three tiered wedding cake.
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Describe the costumes in the Nutcracker (Anthony Ward)
Exaggerated and almost cartoon like. Grey smocks and shorts in orphanage. All white in frozen lake. Liquorice all sorts on skirts on female, Nutcracker chequered shirt, red buttons white trousers plastic looking mask fixed gaze/focus
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