The characters made successful physical choices which created the perfect play. My favorite part of the play, was in the beginning when the characters came out of the refrigerator and danced altogether. This was amazing, and I was not expecting that to happen. My two favorite characters in the play were The Man in Chair, played by Jim Crisp, and Janet van de Graaff, played by Sara Koohang. They both
The main reason being, Bernard Woma mentioned multiple times throughout the performance that it is welcome for people to come up and dance with them. In conclusion, this performance from the Saakumu Dance Troupe was energetic and interactive. Therefore, there was audience involvement in the event. The music that was played involved a variety of instruments and dances. It allowed for both the performers and the audiences enjoyment by giving Bloomington residents a touch of a culture that most have never seen before through a musical
16). The dancers maintain calmness throughout their dancing by staying focus, but also by letting the music flow within their bodies. With all the flamboyant movements, the dancers have this sort of style that is flashy in addition. This is admirable because the dancers could be portrayed as professionals due to how they maintain the balance between the music beats, movements, and guiding their partners, if not solo. In a way, the Lindy Hop is all about the art of expressionism.
Tito Rodriguez was known to be a perfectionist when it came to his mz usic, as stated in the article: " everything had to be in its place, in tune, on the beat, and above all, performed with sufficient sabor" (Rondón 4). This quotation reminds me of my dancing, and the way it relates to the connection with musicality and truly expressing your "sabor" when performing. Its people like Tito Rodriguez that influenced dancers in creativity. To move and create a story with your dancing is all guided through amazing music by artists like Rodriguez an Puente. Other than the upbeat and rapid musical genre of salsa, there came to style Bolero; which is characterized as the "feeling" which is more of an emotional context.
A slow timpani beat set the pulse, and the rest of the orchestra entered instrument by instrument to build the melody. La Valse lived up to its translated name of “The Waltz”, as the melody weaved a dance from the music. The upper registers swirled, with the melody rising and falling in volume with each measure. The lower voices pulsed the steady dance beat, keeping the other instruments in line. Just like a dancer passing from person to person, the melody was passed from instrument to instrument, each getting their turn to be the center of the ball.
When dance is mentioned, most people think of expressing themselves and desiring to do what you love. In the film Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrmann, the characters experience many challenges, such as being expected to fit in. Scott Hastings is an admirable character who changes the history of dance, and goes through an impenetrable time trying to fit in. As we move along, Scott shows us the struggles of being a “strictly ballroom” dancer, how he changes throughout the film and how it’s helped us to understand the change. While everyone else follows the dance Federation steps, Scott is unique from everyone around him, and likes to express himself through non-Federation steps.
I chose this dance because it seemed like a true ballet dance. While I was looking for a clip I came across countless dances that were “mixed genres” such as, contemporary ballet and lyrical ballet. This dance is also very beautifully unique, the way the dancer makes her positions clear(1:16), how she uses her limbs to her long limbs to her advantage, and how her movements progressively get faster with the song make this dance unique .
It is a healing dance that involves spring-like steps and originally required one foot to remain on the ground at all times representing the dancer being connected to the earth. The Jingle Dress dance like the Hoop dance represents prayer and healing. Unlike the Hoop dance it is not geographically specific and has been adapted by both the northern and southern communities. Women performing the Hoop dance wear basic elements including leggings, moccassins, dress, hair piece and accessories. The women dance to the spirit in the song and dance to the beat with the drums.
Tap and Jazz are two very unique and interesting dance forms. They have some similarities and differences that we have learned about throughout the year. While we learned about the different dance styles during the year, Jazz and Tap were my favorite dance forms. I liked Tap and Jazz the most because you could be very creative with your dance. In Tap, I love how precise and creative you could be with the different rhythms using the tap shoes.
Both poems are form the authors point of view, The Harlem Dancer, is from the point of view of an individual at a nightclub that describes the women dancing. The poem starts and continues throughout the poem, until the end, with a happy tone. The first word and line of the poem, the reader is greeted with “APPLAUDING youths laughed” (line 1). This leaves the reader to believe that the characters of the poem are having a good and enjoyable time. This carries out when the author describes the dancer, “Her voice was like the sound of blended flutes” (line 3).
Staying in the same spots, made the piece feel impersonal and slightly robotic. The choreography of the dance was good, but I felt as though it was anticlimactic. The only real climax was when Ms. Mamala entered. However, everyone had a wonderful stage face and gave the dance a happy energetic feeling. I thought of it as a piece that showcased fun.
On page 218 of our book it states, “Pantomime helps to carry forward the story line. We sense the emotions and character relationships in the dancers’ steps, gestures, movements, and facial expressions.” In this video, the dancer is clearly using pantomime. You can feel his emotions and what he is trying to convey without him speaking a single word. One way he does this is by overexaggerating all of his movements. He makes it seem as if with every movement he is putting all of his emotion into it which then transfers the emotions to us.
Dance brings all different types of people together and connects them for a single occasion. Some will go see dance as a form of entertainment and others to view it as an art; and it is often disputed as to whether a dance is created to suite one of these personalities specifically. As shared in the talk back for BYU Dance in Concert, an entertainment dance is viewed as “spectacular and dazzling” where as an artistic dance is expressed though an “emotional idea” and requires “deeper thinking”. This can be seen as a problem because some dances are amazing to watch, but also present a new thought or idea in a person’s mind. Dance can be seen as separate genres of entertainment and art, but also can come together to present an even stronger and
Dancers were also punching out their palms firmly along with a strong music beats, or swinging their hips elegantly while the music changed into a slower pace. Because dancers were constantly moving in all up, medium and low levels with heavy efforts, audiences can easily catch the choreographer’s intended idea through their sensational
Jazzercise was a dance that was performed on TV that allowed participants to follow along. The participants would then be able to get a superb workout by performing the high intensity dances. Jazzercise was a dance that perfectly fit into the eighties because it fit into the schedules of Americans who were busy trying earn money during the day and had no time to exercise. Jazzercise also made it convenient for Americans because it made them able to workout without leaving their house. These fads, which were most popular in the eighties reflected once again the carefree and fun attitude that marked the