The following video describes the process of staging Dance of the Continents, but some of the scene numbers have changed. Successfully staging the show requires that
- students are assigned roles based on interest and an ability to rehearse together;
- students are introduced to the scene-specific resources including training and performance videos;
- students are encouraged to think critically about the science content and their interpretation using the scene-specific evaluation form and appoint a student group leader (sometimes dances are follow the leader); and
Single scene pre-performance: Single Scene Analysis
Post-performance multi-scene: Multi Scene Analysis
- the logistics of stage access/egress and actor seating is addressed. Training for a show (when the students do their parts) takes approximately 2.5h.
Hour 1: Start with everyone at the performance site seated with their groups in the exact positions they will sit during the performance followed by a walk through.
Two 15 minute periods: Small group rehearsal performances
Hour 2: Dress rehearsal walk-through with sound and video