Hard Knock Life: Song Analysis

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For my final performance, I plan to be involved in three pieces. One piece by Jaressha Baker, another by Brooklyn Hill, and one by myself. Jaressha’s idea is to end the show singing “It's the Hard-Knock Life” from the musical Annie while portraying the stories of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner. The lyrics that will be used are “It's a hard-knock life for us, it's a hard-knock life for us. ‘Stead of treated we get tricked. ‘Stead of kisses, we get kicked. It's the hard-knock life”. In this piece, I will play the Texas trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland as well being a part of the chorus of the song. For Brooklyn's piece, the overall plot of the movie Get Out will be portrayed. More specifically, the scene where Rose and Chris are talking about voting for Barack Obama will be acted out.…show more content…
I will take part by being one of the audience members, acting like Chris’s best friend, shouting at Chris not to fall for Rose’s tricks. This song and movie are perfect for this piece because people have to start paying attention to their surroundings just like Chris should have in the movie. Now, for my scene, I will be reciting the song “The Wind” by Mariah Carey. After I recited the song in style of a poem during class, I felt like this piece would fit right in with the rest of the pieces my peers are creating. For my scene, I plan to have smooth jazz like music playing in the background while I softly say the lyrics to “The Wind”. I believe the lighting should be dimmed and there can possibly even be dancers in the background. However, I have not sought out assistance for the dancers so this is part is not clear

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