The Anthology is the collection of 6 professional dances that you are studying for your GCSE Dance. These are:

A Linha Curva [Itzik Galili for Rambert Dance Company]

Artificial Things [Lucy Bennett for Stopgap Dance Company]

Emancipation of Expressionism [Kenrick Sandy for Boy Blue]

Infra [Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet]

Shadows [Christopher Bruce for Phoenix Dance Theatre]

Within Her Eyes [James Cousins for James Cousins Company]

Please note that until the first cohort has gone through the specification, and the written paper has been marked for the first time in 2018, this should be taken as a guide only.

Here you will be tested on 4 of the 6 works in the Anthology. You will not be warned of which 4 these will be prior to the exam.

You could be asked about anything related to the 4 works, but you are unlikely to be asked about specific sections. Instead, it is more likely that you will be asked to select elements of the works that communicate or show:

choreographic intent


The elements you will be asked to discuss could be any of the following:

set design

lighting design


aural setting


choreographic content

performance environment

choreographic approach