D.T410

Use Two Choreographic Devices/Structures

Use Two Choreographic Devices/Structures

As a solo or ensemble, students will create a movement phrase that uses at least two choreographic devices/structures.

This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.


This is an analytic rubric. 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

  • Dimension
  • Theme/Concept

    Clarity and Identity

  • Dynamics/ Energy

    Motional, Excitement, Variation, and Contrast

  • Space

    Dimension and Design

  • Transitions

    Between Movement Phrase, Between Sections, Overall Connections

  • Movement

    Invention, Development/Research, Represents Theme

  • Use of Choreographic Devices/ Structures

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • The development and use of movement is rarely unique and never reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • The development and use of movement is seldom unique and seldom reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

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  • The development and use of movement is often unique and reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem most of the time.

    N/A at this time.
  • The development and use of movement is unique and consistently reflects the theme or idea of the compositional problem.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates limited use of variation and contrast throughout movement phrase. Very little variety of movement developed.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates some range of variation and contrast throughout movement phrase, yet could be developed more deeply.

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  • Demonstrates appropriate degrees of variation and contrast throughout movement phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Demonstrates a wide range of variation and contrast throughout movement phrase.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not explore the use of space. Does not demonstrate unique and diverse shapes and patterns within movement phrases.

    N/A at this time.
  • Rarely explores the use of space. Demonstrates unique and diverse shapes and patterns within movement phrases. Has potential to show more variety.

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  • Somewhat explores the use of space. Demonstrates unique and diverse shapes and patterns within movement phrases.

    N/A at this time.
  • Deeply explores the use of space. Demonstrates unique and diverse shapes and patterns within movement phrases.

    N/A at this time.
  • Never creates movement patterns that demonstrate flow and connection. Movement lacks aesthetically-pleasing transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Seldom creates movement patterns that demonstrate flow and connection. Movement rarely provides aesthetically-pleasing transitions.

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  • Often creates movement patterns that demonstrate flow and connection. Movement often provides aesthetically-pleasing transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Creates movement patterns that demonstrate flow and connection. Movement provides aesthetically-pleasing transitions.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not demonstrate an ability to take risks in order to explore new ways of moving. Does not create ideas outside of comfort zone to represent ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • In the beginning stages of taking risks to explore new ways of moving. Creates few ideas outside of comfort zone to represent ideas.

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  • Most often takes risks to explore new ways of moving. Creates some ideas outside of comfort zone to represent ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Takes risks to explore new ways of moving. Creates ideas outside of comfort zone to represent ideas.

    N/A at this time.
  • Does not use two different choreographic devices/structures.

    N/A at this time.
  • Selects and uses at least two different choreographic devices/structures, but does not use them in a manner that supports the development of the theme/ concept.

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  • Selects and uses at least two different choreographic devices/
    structures that somewhat support the development of the theme/ concept.

    N/A at this time.
  • Selects and skillfully uses at least two different choreographic devices/
    structures that clearly support the development of the theme/ concept.

    N/A at this time.
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