Learning objects Firebird Forensics

TLF ID M025983

Firebird Forensics was a unique collaborative cross-curriculum composition and performance project to create a dance work that responds to Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite. 30 music students from government school students were given the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s Firebird and expand and explore their own composition skills and ideas under the guidance of Paul Rissmann. Dance students were given individual and group choreographic tasks to devise a new work through problem-solving and manipulation of the elements of dance. At the conclusion of the project, the students presented their work in a public performance.



Educational details

Educational value
  • Music activities - 'Firebird Forensics' gave 30 music students from government school students the opportunity to dissect Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird' and expand and explore their own composition skills and ideas under the guidance of Paul Rissmann. At the conclusion of the project, the students presented their work in a public performance.
  • Students explored thematic material, scales, modes, rhythms and structures from The Firebird and use them to create a new group composition
  • Dance activities - For dance students, the aim of this project was to collaborate, choreograph and perform a dance work that responds to Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird Suite' (1919). Under the guidance of choreographer Josef Brown, the students structured their choreographic work using various tools and types of stimuli.
  • The students were also required to present a comparative report on Stravinsky’s composition and their own socio-historical context.
Year level

10; 11

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Music
  • Dance

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.