Group Performance: may be chorus, drama, or dance (open to groups of 5-20 students)
Individual Performance: will be a recitation of a literary passage
- Students should demonstrate their appreciation for the target culture via their performance.
- Performances will be judged on knowledge of the target language and culture, their pronunciation, enunciation, poise and expression, creativity, and overall
- Performances should be accompanied by a brief written description that includes the historical context and/or cultural relevance of the performance
piece in the target language, at an appropriate proficiency level.
- One student will give a brief introduction to the performance in the target language.
- All participating students should be prepared to answer a short set of questions,
in the target language, related to their performance and/or its description.
- Performances may be accompanied by live or recorded instrumental music. Chorus recordings
may not contain any spoken or sung words.
- Chorus and Dance performances should not exceed 5 minutes in length, while Drama
performances should not exceed 10 minutes. These time limits include entering and
exiting the performance area.
- For individual performances, the recited passage must be at least 14 lines long
and appropriate to the proficiency level of the student. Recitations should not exceed
- All performances should be memorized. Notecards will not be allowed.
- A copy of the lyrics/text (including any stage directions) should be provided to
the judges prior to the start of the performance.
- In group performances, no single student should dominate.
- A school may not repeat a group performance more than once every 3 years.