NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Dance

Programme ID: AEP0118111

Sports Car Fire Engine

Digital Format Available


- OUTLINE -

NEW! DIGITAL FORMAT AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS
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This programme is now adapted to:

1. Provide blended learning experience (asynchronous or synchronous)

Ever felt like you’re different from others? Or have you ever subconsciously discriminated someone because they are different?

SYNOPSIS:
“Sports Car Fire Engine” tells a story of an individual, who tries to find acceptance within a society that is different from her. Join Isabelle’s journey as she realizes how different she is compared to those around her, and her subsequent struggle to fit in. Growing up, Isabelle had a wonderful childhood, and she loved playing with her favourite toys, sports car and fire engine. However, Isabelle soon discovered that she was unlike her peers, and did not quite gel well with those around her. As such, she fought hard to conform to her social surroundings, but instead was faced with meltdowns and setbacks…

Thankfully, things took a turn and attitudes changed. The people around Isabelle started to realize that it was not all about Isabelle trying to fit into their ways and methods. Instead, they just needed to see things from her perspectives, and understand that everyone is different and unique in their own ways. We just need to show a little love, patience and compassion towards one another, and the world will become a more beautiful place.

EDUCATIONAL VALUE:
This dance performance articulates the importance of recognizing and accepting the differences and uniqueness in every individual. Using dance as an educational medium, we hope to inculcate a strong foundation of social awareness in students, where they are empathetic, loving and respectful towards those around them. Inspire them to have the courage to love those who are different.

ARTISTIC VALUE:
This dance performance seeks to introduce contemporary dance as a practice that is dynamic and ever-changing, by showcasing some of the different elements of contemporary dance. Contemporary dance first emerged in the 1950’s as dancers’ protest against the strict and rigid constraints of ballet technique. Over the years, contemporary dance has continually evolved both commercially and professionally, illustrating its versatility in its style and movement vocabulary.

Some elements of contemporary dance include, the use of breath, everyday gestural movements, floor work, but at the same time, incorporating certain ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques. As such, this dance performance aims to demonstrate the different possibilities of contemporary dance, and develop students’ understanding on the art form. Contemporary dance is not always abstract and complicated. Instead, it is an art form that requires a little imagination and openness in perspectives.

The programme comprises of 3 segments (F2F):
1. 15-minute dance performance
2. 10-minute interactive post-show talk about the dance performance and values
(Q&A)
3. 10-minute interactive dance activity/education about contemporary dance (student
volunteers will be called on stage for a quick creative session assisted by our
dancers)

The virtual digital programme comprises of: (Blended)
1. 30-minute dance film
2. 30-minute interactive post-show talk / Quizzes about the dance performance and values
(Q&A) vis SLS, Google Classroom, Edpuzzle
3. Blended program will be discussed and questions and interaction designed to fit each schools needs.

At the end of this programme, students will:
- Understand and recognize diversity in society, as well as in contemporary dance.
- Be socially aware of, and graciously empathize with, multiple perspectives that may
be present in their own social groups, and beyond.
- Experience storytelling through a contemporary dance performance

- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

1. To instill values of "I.GOAL" through Contemporary Dance

I - INCLUSIVE society that is filled with
G - GENEROUSITY, stems from the cultivation of
O - OPENMINDEDNESS to
A - ACCEPT and
L - LOVE people different from us.

2. To cultivate a sense of appreciation for Contemporary Dance as a "M.C.E"

M - MOVEMENT based physical art form that utilizes
C - CREATIVE THINKING to
E - EXPRESS thoughts, feelings, emotions, and stories.

- To allow students to experience a range of possibilities and approaches to
Contemporary Dance as a practice that is versatile and dynamic in nature.

3. To expose students to the possibility of DANCE as a COMMUNICATION tool

- To encourage the creative imagination and critical interpretations when watching a
dance performance.
- To stimulate the appreciation of dance as a meaningful and significant art form,
rather than just a physically aesthetic art form.
- To introduce other artistic mediums, such as audio-visual effects and technology, as
tools to create an inter-disciplinary dance experience.
- To generate a general appreciation for the arts by using dance as a starting point.

- DETAILS -

School Assembly Hall / MPH / [DIGITAL FORMAT AVAILABLE] Virtual Digital Program (Blended Arts Learning)

Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE

English

30-40mins

Microphone / PA system / Visualizer / Projector, Handheld Microphone, (Laptop, computer for SLS or Blended learning)

4 Dancers and/or 1 additional presenter

- COST -

Total Cost of programme : $1,400

Please feel free to contact us for any customisation or modifications of the program to meet specific needs.

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under NAC-AEP 2019-2022 until 31 December 2022.


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