The rehearsing phase of playbuilding with Aboriginal Pedagogies is the fifth section of a learning sequence for Stage 5 drama.
Story sharing: Intention and response
Aboriginal ways of learning
During the rehearsal phase, students can:
- meet in their yarning circle each lesson to agree on their purpose for the performance and for the day’s rehearsal.
- make the links to their significant place clearer.
- make sure there are clear points of tension in their performance.
- create a clear actor-audience relationship in the space.
- make sure they are sharing the story with their audience.
- work to control character, transitions, stage action, focus and tension.
- find a moment for every group member to be the point of audience focus.
- create a shared focus as the ensemble.
- regularly show their work to teacher and peers for feedback.
- time their piece.
- refer to and further develop their learning maps.
Students should also ensure that they are meeting all the requirements of the task:
The 4-6 minute group devised performance should share a story that is clearly linked to and inspired by land and place. The structure of the story should be non-linear and may include flashbacks, a narrator and/or be retold from multiple points of view. Performances must include some use of movement and image to communicate dramatic meaning non-verbally.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Drama 7–10 Syllabus (2003) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017.