Firebird Forensics

Secondary KLA:
Creative Arts
Educational levels:
Year 10, Year 11


title image: Firebird Forensics

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.

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACAMUM102) Plan and organise compositions with an understanding of style and convention, including drawing upon Australian music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists

(ACAMUR104) Evaluate a range of music and compositions to inform and refine their own compositions and performances

(ACADAM021) Manipulate combinations of the elements of dance and choreographic devices to communicate their choreographic intent

(ACADAR025) Evaluate their own choreography and performance, and that of others to inform and refine future work

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Music, Dance, Choreographers
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 19 October 2020

Resource ID: 555c4579-314f-4cc1-ba6e-eca63722ca42