One important relationship between Theater/Dance and its audience is how the audience and the production must work together to make a great overall experience. Sometimes, Audiences aren’t that responsive to the show on stage and that can lead to a subpar performance by the actor/dancer because there is no energy being provided by the crowd. It’s a very unique dynamic that is shown regularly in the art forms of theater and dance, how the audience can play such an integral role for how the performance turns out. In the documentary Absolute Wilson, it was evident to me that the actors talked in a more ecstatic voice when talking about the performances of the plays done in Paris or in other special venues. It wasn’t just the fact that they were performing a spectacular piece it was also that they were excited to feed off the energy of the special venues.
I also believe that it is important to study the body’s movement to understand culture and society. For example, if you look at Korean Traditional Dance, viewers can understand how live was in Korea, long time ago. Korean Traditional Dance tries to portray the culture and society through their dance and music. Korean Traditional dancers also wear hanbok, Korean traditional costume, when they dance and play the instruments. Korean Traditional dancers also play the instruments, while they dance to show the audience their dance and music at the same time.
When dance and social activism intersect, I get excited. All of my experiences with dance as a tool for social change have been profound and evoking. The work I do with Donald Byrd and Spectrum Dance Theater company (SDT) is tremendously relevant. It unapologetically challenges and disrupts societal systems, people’s beliefs, thoughts, and their relations with others who are different from them. Working with SDT has taught me that dance, my passion, part of my identity, is a tool for social change.
In America, Martha Graham (The Queen of Modern), Rudolph von Laban ( Time Energy and Space), and Alvin Ailey (Gospel or Lyrical Spiritual dance) developed and are developing for human movement and methods of instruction that led to the development of modern and expressionist dance. The reason that modern dance is so popular is because it 's the ability to move your body in a way that is comfortable to you. Also people in that time were trying to get out of the strictness of ballet and wanted to be more free in there dancing. The society change during the 20th century changed in the dance style. Several changes were based on political and civil rights, even though dance was used to entertainment people.
Although this is my first time seeing the New York City Ballet in action I feel like I have had a glimpse into how hard they work to make their shows so admirable. The New York City Ballet show: Moves in one to relive again so I can glance at the allure of the whole
The Aristotelian element of drama known as spectacle, or what is seen onstage, is important to the development of any play or musical. Spectacle plays an influential and essential role in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The specific things and actions the audience sees in this play provides them with necessary information to understand the characters, storyline, and many other aspects of the play. There are numerous examples of specific things Ibsen intended for the patrons to observe throughout the course of this show. These are so significant to understanding the work, that a reader of this script can recognize them, even if he or she has never seen a production of A Doll’s House.
With Didion’s philosophy in mind, we can use writing as a tool in order to discover a meaning of a particular dance piece. Throughout the semester, reading from other writers have provided helpful hints when writing about dance as we discover that by detailed description, underlying interpretations can expose themselves. During this semester, there was a considerable amount of focus on description and interpretation that lead to a few difficulties. From previously taken dance courses, I have had experience describing dance movement through writing so that the readers could see a dance without physically viewing it. This particular course provided more insight on how much description I
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 became involved in my high school’s theatre program and many other activities. Recently I have learned another skill, becoming a professional magician. If any art would be considered a social skill, magic would be it. The opportunity of learning magic has had a large part in making me who I am today. But the disease that I was born with, cholesteatoma has contributed to my life journey and as well as learning magic, cholesteatoma has also had a huge impact on who
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