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Siobhan, your knowledge of the origins of AAADT is
still severely lacking. The information you provide is
either irrelevant, extremely vague or completely
incorrect. There is no way that at A2 you will be able
to achieve a decent mark unless you better your
understanding on the company and Ailey.
Cherilyn, you were able to make some good points
but did not write enough information. You did not
talk about elements of the company’s growth that
were effected by the context the company existed
You need to remember to use the P.E.A.
system when answering questions; Point,
You need to consider the key words in the
question so you know what you are
expected to do.
You need to be completing regular
homework in your theory prep book twice a
Front of the Paper
1 hour 30 minutes
Use black ink or black ball-point pen. Pencil should only be used for drawing.
Write the information required on the front of your answer book. The
Examining Body for this paper is AQA. The Paper Reference is DANC3.
Answer two questions. Answer one question from Section A and one
question from Section B.
Do all rough work in your answer book. Cross through any work that you do
not want to be marked.
All questions carry equal marks, and are marked out of 40.
The maximum mark for this paper is 80.
You will be marked on your ability to:
– use good English
– organise information clearly
– use specialist vocabulary where appropriate.
You are advised to spend 45 minutes on each question.
You will be expected to draw on your knowledge of choreography,
performance and appreciation in answering these questions.
You may use diagrams and/or floor plans where appropriate.
04 Discuss the historical, political and economical
issues that surrounded the development and growth of
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1958 to
How this question is marked; demonstration of the historical, political and
economic context in which AAADT was created and developed throughout
the years it has been in existence;
- segregation of white and black and the effect it had on Ailey and the
creation of AAADT
-Civil Rights Movement and what it signified, court case and what it
-modern dance and its significance to AAADT and Ailey
-What being black signified throughout the time of AAADT’s creation and
-Implications of being invited to tour by President Kennedy
-Expectations of black dancers and how they were seen
-Other companies not recruiting black dancers and the effect AAADT likely
-Implications of the work that Ailey was creating