The two pieces that I chose from the performance of Motion Flux, were Coexist Coefficient choreographed by Natalie McIntrye, and Leech choreographed by Melody Forsell. These pieces stood out to me the most because of how they made me feel. The first dance brought a sense of wonder and inspiration as I observed a new beginning, however the second dance made me feel like I had lost something and it was completely out of reach. Both dances made me feel completely different things, which is why I chose to compare them. A lot of the dances were exciting or entertaining, but these two dances made me stop and think more about the deeper meaning.
The second motif is the twirling of the umbrella. She uses the twirling of this umbrella to show how Vryling is mischievous young woman, who does not care about the norms of society. The twirling is seen every time Vrying made one of your jokes about society. The last part of mise en scene that also stands out constantly throughout this film is the lighting. Lighting stands out often through the movie, because it is lit with candles for a vast majority of the scenes.
At the beginning of Show Boat, both the audience and the characters within the musical assume Julie is a white woman. She is the star of the Cotton Blossom, and admired by Magnolia, Queenie and Joe, and townspeople. She is talented and kind to everyone. When it is revealed that Julie is mixed race, this does not change other characters’ perception of her: they all still love her. This provides the most important message of the entirety of the musical, and tricks bigoted audience viewers into rooting for a woman who isn’t white, teaching them what matters about a person is what’s on the inside, not the color of one’s skin.
has Romeo go to a party that the Capulets were having and while Romeo was in search for the girl he supposedly loved named Rosaline but while finding out that she was not there he found another girl he had lay his eyes on. Her name was Juliet: “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle fine is these: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss . . . “ (Shakespeare act 1.scene 5.
He has much self-doubt about it which prevents him from wanting to express his love for Roxane. He believes his nose prevents him from even being loved by an ugly woman. The plot was lucid, maybe because it’s a professional play. It was very clear and understandable to what was going on in the play. The introduction to Cyrano was very interesting.
The other actors were able to support the character’s state of mind. Whether it was Jake’s shaky voice to show Rutherford’s nervousness or Evan’s twitchy eye and raised voice to display that Hugs has gone crazy, the actors were able to capture their characters’ mindsets. The actors were also very believable in the stage fighting. They looked like they truly wanted to harm one another, which demonstrates their commitment to their characters. My favorite character was Antonini.
In conclusion, “A streetcar named Desire” by Tennessee Williams, uses characterization of the main characters to convey theme of the desire and how it can influence and change someone’s personality. Because of the situations and arguments the characters get in, Williams is able show how desperate the characters are to get what they want. Stanley was willing to put his wife and his baby’s lives at risk, only to prove that he was the man of the house. Blanche ruined her chance of getting married because her promiscuous past caught up with her. Tennessee Williams uses his upbringing to show the theme of male versus female in many of his plays and it especially shows in “A streetcar named Desire”.
“Falling too fast only ends you up with love that won’t last” (Cecily Morgan). In Act Two, Scene Two of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet expresses her initial feelings about her love for Romeo after their first encounter at the Capulets’ party. The purpose of Juliet’s monologue is to convey that love changes an individual’s character and the conception of love at first sight is questionable. Love is a powerful idea that can sway personalities in order to capture the attention of prospective mates. For example, Juliet tells Romeo how her words from earlier that night cause her to blush and she says that she will gladly, “dwell on form… deny / What I have spoke: but farewell compliment!” (2.2.92-93).
Judgement (40 marks) In my opinion I enjoyed this dance as the costume, lighting and props usage was really good and I have a keen fascination with the Japanese culture. I like this dance as in just three minutes, the choreographer was able to portray a woman turning mad due to her loss of her husband. The way she bend and fling her hands draws out her inner anguish and emotions which I could feel. Usually geisha dances hairstyles would be in a ‘pumpkin shape’ but in Sayuri’s case her hair was messy and unkempt, her way or dancing was also unlike the usual geisha style which was clean and precise. Her way of dancing was slightly different than the usual kind, therefore I enjoyed it.
Seeing the lights dim, hearing a gloomy song, and watching the facial expression of an upset character makes the performance seem so much realer than watching a man on television talk about being sad. The cast and crew did an amazing job of not only telling a great story, but also making sure all the elements that went into the play worked together
I’m here, and you’ll never lose me again. This time is forever, Audra.” Although her face was damp with tears and her nose had begun to run, Maxen kissed her anyway. In the background, Audra heard her women friends sniffling with emotion, but moments after that, Vaughan encouraged people to dance, and the harpist switched to a lively tune, and the mood shifted from intense to playful. Audra found herself caught up in this transformation, and she danced like she had not since she was a girl. She engaged in many dances—circle, group, and partner—each one ending with her and Maxen kissing and embracing.
Examples where the set design was most adequate was during the love tunnel scene, during the beginning of the production, and at the ending of the production. In the love tunnel scene, Daisy, Violet, Terry, and Buddy sat in a wooden seat that looked like a ride, just like one that would be going through a real “tunnel”. It also moved which made the scene more realistic. There was also a screen above them in the middle of the stage that had hearts moving in and out. It was dark in the theatre and included colors of pink, red, and purple to capture the mood of “love’.
On April 28th-30th, I was in Sartell High School’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. This show is about a man who is feeling “blue” and decides to play one of his favorite musicals The Drowsy Chaperone. The show starts up with the characters introducing themselves, but trouble arises when a producer is in trouble with two gangsters because his leading lady is leaving the stage for marriage. Although the wedding is called off when the groom kisses “another woman” which was actually his fiancé. Eventually things really work out and there are four weddings in the end, including the original bride and groom.
The actors were entertaining. I enjoyed their facial expressions and the way they shared the stage. These actors were a triple threat, they could all sing, dance, and had great acting skills. It was too much talent in one setting. The actors used the forth wall method and talked to the audience through-out the play and that’s always my favorite part.
Bill T. Jones’s Still/Here is about the human feelings and they are expressed through high formal structures. I think this choreography is abstract and it focuses on the gestures that Jones’s is dancing to. One of the examples is when one of the dancers strikes up and uses a “game-playing” technique in the workshops. When the singer Odeta is heard on the tape she filters some selective texts from the workshop that the composer Frazelle has set into the art songs with a “spiritual” feeling. For most of classical dance lovers these songs have their own beauty and they can feel the movements and feeling about these dancers something I can not feel because I do not like these type of songs/dance but I can say that it gave me some type of idea about what was going on thanks to Jones’s when he was asking them what they were feeling even thought there was no music just movements but I was able to recognize some feelings.