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DANCE STUDIES GRADE 12 QUESTIONS - NSC EXAMS PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS NOVEMBER 2018

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DANCE STUDIES
GRADE 12 
NSC EXAMS
PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS NOVEMBER 2018

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION

  1. This question paper consists of TWO sections with 11 questions in total.  Answer only SEVEN questions as follows:
    SECTION A: SAFE DANCE PRACTICE AND HEALTH CARE (40 marks)
    * Answer THREE of the four questions in this section.
    * You have a choice between QUESTION 4 and  QUESTION 5. If you answer both questions, only the  FIRST answer will be marked.
    SECTION B: DANCE HISTORY AND LITERACY (60 marks)
    * Answer FOUR of the six questions in this section.
    * You have a choice between QUESTION 8, QUESTION 9  and QUESTION 10. If you answer all three questions, only  the FIRST answer will be marked.
  2. Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in this  question paper.
  3. Read each question carefully and take note of what is required. 
  4. One-word answers will NOT be accepted if you are requested to explain/ elaborate/describe/analyse/evaluate/compare, etc. Write your answers in full  sentences.
  5. You may do rough planning in the ANSWER BOOK. Draw a line through any  work that should NOT be marked. 
  6. You will be assessed on your ability to:
    • Write in only one language
    • Organise and communicate information clearly
    • Use the specific format required in certain questions
    • Use specialist dance terminology where appropriate
  7. Write neatly and legibly.

QUESTIONS 

SECTION A: SAFE DANCE PRACTICE AND HEALTH CARE 
QUESTION 1: COMPONENTS OF FITNESS (COMPULSORY) 
1.1 Give a definition for EACH of the FIVE components of fitness below. 

  • Core stability  
  • Flexibility  
  • Strength 
  • Endurance/Stamina 
  • Neuromuscular skills (5) 

1.2 Analyse how inadequate core stability could affect a dancer's performance. (5) 
1.3 In your opinion, how could you develop high levels of fitness in your dance classes? Give detailed examples to substantiate your answer.   (5)  [15] 

QUESTION 2: CAUSES OF INJURIES (COMPULSORY) 
Explain how poor dance technique can lead to injuries in the dance class. Give examples to substantiate your answer. [7] 

QUESTION 3: NUTRITION AND HYDRATION (COMPULSORY) 
3.1 Explain how good nutrition can enhance a dancer's technical ability and  dance performance. Give examples to substantiate your answer. (4) 
3.2 Explain why dancers have to stay hydrated during classes and performances (4) . [8]
NOTE:

  • You have a choice between QUESTION 4 and QUESTION 5. 
  • Answer only ONE of these questions. 

QUESTION 4: MUSCLES AND ANATOMICAL ACTIONS (CHOICE QUESTION) 
NOTE: Answer this choice question only if you have studied muscles and anatomical  actions in class.  
4.1 Choose an action from COLUMN B that matches a muscle in COLUMN A.  Write only the letter (A–D) next to the question numbers (4.1.1 to 4.1.4) in the  ANSWER BOOK.   (4 x 1) (4) 

COLUMN A 

COLUMN B

4.1.1 Gracilis 
4.1.2 Trapezius 
4.1.3 Gluteus maximus
4.1.4 External oblique

  1. involved in lateral flexion of the trunk 
  2. involved in adduction of the hip joint 
  3. involved in stabilisation of the scapula 
  4. involved in extension of the hip joint

4.2 Refer to the image below and answer the following questions related to the  anatomical actions occurring in this movement. 
1 UYGUYAD
[Source: www.pinterest.com] 
4.2.1 Which muscle is responsible for the anatomical action occurring in  the elbow joints?  (1) 
4.2.2 Which muscle is responsible for the anatomical action occurring in  the head?  (1) 
4.2.3 Name ONE action occurring in the hip joint and ONE muscle  responsible for the action.  (2) 
4.2.4 Name ONE muscle responsible for the anatomical action occurring  in the knee joint.  (1) 
4.2.5  Name ONE muscle responsible for the anatomical action occurring  in the ankle joint.  (1)  [10] 
OR

QUESTION 5: SAFE DANCE PRACTICE AND MOVEMENT QUALITY (CHOICE QUESTION) 
5.1 Indicate whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE. Write only  'true' or 'false' next to the question numbers (5.1.1 to 5.1.4) in the ANSWER  BOOK. 
5.1.1 A good cool down prevents blood from pooling in the limbs. (1) 
5.1.2 A dynamic warm-up involves continuous movement. (1) 
5.1.3 During a cool down lactic acid is removed from muscles to prevent  cramps.   (1) 
5.1.4 During a cool down the heart rate increases. (1) 
5.2 Knowledge of movement qualities contributes to a high level of performance.  Explain the following movement qualities: 
5.2.1 Musicality  (1) 
5.2.2 Transitions  (1) 
5.2.3 Dynamics  (1) 
5.2.4 Projection  (1) 
5.2.5 Fluency  (1) 
5.2.6 Commitment  (1) [10] 

TOTAL SECTION A: 40

SECTION B: DANCE HISTORY AND LITERACY  
QUESTION 6: TECHNIQUE OF DANCE MAJOR (COMPULSORY) 
6.1 Name your dance major. 
6.2 Name FIVE techniques used in your dance major.  (5) 
6.3 Outline EACH of the techniques named in QUESTION 6.2. (5)  [10] 

QUESTION 7: DANCE ELEMENTS AND CHOREOGRAPHY (COMPULSORY) 
7.1
7.1.1 Analyse how the dance elements SPACE and FORCE are used in  the image below.  (4) 
7.1.2 Evaluate how the dance element TIME is used in the image below. (2) 
2 JHYGUYGad[Source: http://www.danceconsortium.com
7.2 How did the choreography practical assessment task (PAT 1) develop you as  a person and as a dancer? (4) [10]
NOTE:

  • You have a choice between QUESTION 8, QUESTION 9 and QUESTION 10. 
  • Answer only ONE of these questions. 

QUESTION 8: ALVIN AILEY AND REVELATIONS (CHOICE QUESTION) 
Imagine you are Alvin Ailey and you are being interviewed. Answer the following  questions. Marks will be awarded for the correct format for an interview. 
Correct format for an interview. (2) 
8.1 Describe your childhood.  (2) 
8.2 Explain how your upbringing helped to inspire some of your dance works. (3) 
8.3 Outline your contribution to dance and society. (3) 
8.4 Describe how you used production elements in the themes of 'Pilgrims of  Sorrow' and 'Move Members Move', as shown in the images below. 
3 JYGUYAGDYU[Photographs by Gert Krautbauer] (6)
8.5 Explain how the music enhanced Revelations. (5) 
8.6 Explain how you showed deep emotions in your movement vocabulary in  'Pilgrims of Sorrow' and 'Move Members Move'. (6) 
8.7 In your opinion, what makes Revelations such a timeless piece? (3) [30] 
OR

QUESTION 9: GREGORY MAQOMA AND FOUR SEASONS (CHOICE QUESTION) 
Imagine you are Gregory Maqoma and you are being interviewed. Answer the  following questions. Marks will be awarded for the correct format for an interview. 
Correct format for an interview. (2) 
9.1 Describe how your interest in dance started. (2) 
9.2 Describe your professional career as a dancer/choreographer. (3) 
9.3 Outline your contribution to dance and society. (3) 
9.4 Describe how you used production elements to show the different themes in  'Spring' and 'Autumn', as shown in the images below. 
4 UYGUYGAD[Photographs by John Hogg] (6) 
9.5  Explain how the music enhanced Four Seasons.  (5) 
9.6 Explain the movement vocabulary you used in this dance work.  (6) 
9.7 In your opinion, what makes Four Seasons such a relevant dance work in  today's society? (3) [30] 
OR

QUESTION 10: CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCE WORK (CHOICE QUESTION) 
Choose ONE of the choreographers and ONE of his/her dance works from the  prescribed list below. Marks will be awarded for the correct format for an interview. 

INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS 

DANCE WORKS

Christopher Bruce 

Ghost Dances

George Balanchine 

Apollo/Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds)

Jiři Kylián 

Wings of Wax/Stamping Ground

Martha Graham 

Lamentation/Errand into the Maze

Matthew Bourne 

Swan Lake/Cinderella

Mats Ek 

Giselle/Swan Lake/Carmen

Pina Bausch 

The Rite of Spring

Rudi van Dantzig 

Four Last Songs

William Forsythe 

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

SOUTH AFRICAN CHOREOGRAPHERS  DANCE WORKS

Alfred Hinkel 

Cargo/I am Cinnamon/Rain in a Dead Man's  Footprints/Last Dance (Bolero)

Carolyn Holden 

Blood Wedding/Imagenes

Dada Masilo 

Swan Lake/Romeo and Juliet

Gary Gordon 

Bessie's Head

Mavis Becker 

Flamenco de Africa

Sylvia Glasser 

Tranceformations

Gregory Maqoma 

BeautyTriology/Skeleton Dry

Veronica Paeper 

Orpheus in the Underworld/Carmen

Vincent Mantsoe 

Gula Matari

Give the name of the choreographer and the title of the dance work that you have  chosen. 
Answer the questions as if you are the choreographer being interviewed. Correct format for an interview. (2) 
10.1 Describe your dance training and your professional career as a dancer/ choreographer. (5) 
10.2 Outline your contribution to dance and society. (3) 
10.3 Describe how the use of production elements enhanced the intent/theme of  this dance work. (6) 
10.4 Explain how the music enhanced the dance work. (5) 
10.5 Explain how symbolism was used in the movement vocabulary of this dance  work.  (6) 
10.6 Why would you recommend that people watch this dance work? (3) [30] 

QUESTION 11: DANCE WORK (COMPULSORY) 
NOTE: Do NOT answer on the same choreographer and dance work that you have  chosen for QUESTION 8, QUESTION 9 or QUESTION 10. 
Choose ONE of the dance works from the prescribed list below. 

INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS 

DANCE WORKS

Christopher Bruce 

Ghost Dances

Alvin Ailey 

Revelations

George Balanchine 

Apollo/Jewels (Emeralds, Rubies, Diamonds)

Jiři Kylián 

Wings of Wax/Stamping Ground

Martha Graham 

Lamentation/Errand into the Maze

Matthew Bourne 

Swan Lake/Cinderella

Mats Ek 

Giselle/Swan Lake/Carmen

Pina Bausch 

The Rite of Spring

Rudi van Dantzig 

Four Last Songs

William Forsythe 

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated

SOUTH AFRICAN CHOREOGRAPHERS 

DANCE WORKS

Alfred Hinkel 

Cargo/I am Cinnamon/Rain in a Dead Man's  Footprints//Last Dance (Bolero)

Carolyn Holden 

Blood Wedding/Imagenes

Dada Masilo 

Swan Lake/Romeo and Juliet

Gary Gordon 

Bessie's Head

Mavis Becker 

Flamenco de Africa

Gregory Maqoma 

Four Seasons/BeautyTrilogy/Skeleton Dry

Sylvia Glasser 

Tranceformations

Veronica Paeper 

Orpheus in the Underworld/Carmen

Vincent Mantsoe 

Gula Matari

Give the name of the choreographer and the title of the dance work that you have  chosen. 
Evaluate how the intent/theme of the chosen dance work is symbolically portrayed in  the use of production elements and movements. Substantiate your response with  examples from the dance work. [10] 

TOTAL SECTION B: 60 
GRAND TOTAL: 100

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