South Education Resource

South Education Resource

Friday 28 August, 2020

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Writers: Billie Cook, Madeline Edwards
Project Coordination: Carolyn Obst

South Resource

Dance is expressive movement with purpose and form.  Through dance, students represent, question and celebrate human experience, using the body as the instrument and movement as the medium for personal, social, emotional, spiritual and physical communication.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

This resource is designed to support teachers’ and students’ understanding of Garry Stewart’s work South for Australian Dance Theatre.

Through viewing and discussing South, students’ depth of knowledge in dance, science, drama, maths, literature, and Sir Douglas Mawson’s journey in the Antarctic, can be increased.

The resource begins with detailed information about the background to the work, and includes the creative process and influences that drove the creation of the work. The workshops provide opportunities for teachers and students to engage in learning experiences inspired by South, and aligned to Australian Curriculum content for The Arts (Dance), and where relevant, General Capabilities and Cross-Curriculum Priorities. The workshops contain materials for Years 3-4, 5-6, and 7-10.

Kaurna Acknowledgement of Country

Australian Dance Theatre tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka inparrinthi. Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku, Purkarnanti puki-unangku yalaka kuma. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampinthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

Australian Dance Theatre acknowledges that we are meeting on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.