D.T301

Chance Dance

Chance Dance

Students will use the study of Merce Cunningham and his theory of chance dance choreography in creating a dance. They will record observations of their surroundings to use as a tool for creating their site-specific movement. Students will perform as soloists and also in small groups using the theory of chance.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.


These are analytic rubrics. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC - PERFORMANCE

  • Dimension
  • Parts Included

  • Technique

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The group does not include any choreography of original solos.

    N/A at this time.
  • The group includes one individual solo.

    N/A at this time.
  • The group includes two of the aspects of individual solos.

    N/A at this time.
  • The group includes three or more individual solos.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student includes one technical aspect: elevation, level, articulation, or expression.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student includes two technical aspects: elevation, level, articulation, and/or expression.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student includes three technical aspects: elevation, level, articulation, and/or expression.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student includes four or more technical aspects: elevation, level, articulation, and expression.

    N/A at this time.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC - ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

  • Dimension
  • Supporting Reasons for Opinion

  • Sentence Structure

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The student does not give a reason with supporting details for opinion.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student gives one reason with supporting detail.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student gives two reasons with supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student gives more than two reasons with supporting details.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student includes only one sentence in the answer.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student includes two sentences in the answer.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student includes three sentences in the answer.

    N/A at this time.
  • The student includes four sentences in the answer.

    N/A at this time.
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