FIG - AEROBIC GYMNASTICS Code of Points
AEROBIC GYMNASTICS COP
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5. Artistry -. Max. 2 Points


Artistry is the ability of the gymnast(s) to transform the composition from a well-structured routine into an artistic performance. Gymnasts must, therefore, demonstrate Musicality, Expression and Partnership in addition to the impeccable execution.
 
They must combine the elements of the art and the sport into one attractive message towards the audience, in sport manner.
 
Unique/memorable routines include many details to enhance the quality of the routine.
 
CRITERIA
5.1. Quality
5.2. Expression
5.3. Partnership

5.1. Quality

  • Competitor(s) must give a clean athletic impression with high quality movements (clear and sharp).
  • Athletic impression that is appropriate for an Aerobic Gymnastics competition
  • The choreography is performed with impression of lightness and smoothly
  • The choreography is performed with high degree of perfection and virtuosity.
  • The routine should be like a small piece of art, which should leave something memorable, a story or an impression, created with the means of Aerobic Gymnastics.

5.2. Expression

  • How a gymnast or group of gymnasts generally present themselves to the jury and the public
  • Attitude and range of emotion that is expressed not only on the faces, but in the bodies of the gymnasts
  • The ability to play a role or a character, or ‘exhibit ’a style throughout the performance and in conjunction with other partners
  • The ability to control/manage expression during the performance of the most difficult or complex movements
  • Through expression, the ability to transform movements, both gymnastic elements and choreography, into a singular artistic whole

5.3. Partnership

  • The ‘connection’ or tangible (visible or palpable) relationship between partners in a performance (a look, a subtle touch, perfect unison of execution, trust…)
  • Their ability to work together or apart while maintaining this relationship
  • The ability to highlight or underscore the performance of his or her partner
  • The ability of this partnership to transcend (go beyond) their own relationship and to evoke or touch the audience, as well as the jury

SUMMARY
5.1. Quality:

  • Impressive routines and perfection
  • Memorable routines
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • The movements are not deductible for execution but they are so indistinct that there is no clear impression of sharpness
  • There is no athletic impression that is appropriate for an Aerobic Gymnastics competition
  • Tedious routines
  • The movements are vague or look to have been forgotten, making the audience uneasy
 
5.2. Expression:

  • Presentation
  • Attitude
  • Emotions
  • Singularity
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • Impersonal presentation
  • There is no commitment to the performance, lack of passion and energy. Many movements are unimportant and lack the spirit of showing  off the performance to the audience
  • Concentration is lacking and an uneven flow is created in the performance
  • Performing with unnatural facial expressions and/ or over stated exaggerated facial expressions
  • Loss of confidence during the routine and a nervous expression appears
  • The performance is not adapted at the individual characteristics and category.
 
5.3. Partnership:

  • Relationships between partners
  • Touch the audience
 
DEVIATION FROM EXCELENT (examples)

  • For MP/TR/GR, perform like individuals not showing the advantages of the team work
  • Not show he ability to play a role or a character, a style throughout the performance and in conjunction with other partners