Dances with lots of twirling and pirouettes allowed the dancers hair to flow and make each motion more dramatic. Music plays a big role in dance. all the dancers were choreographed to the music with each motion on a beat of the song. The rhythm of the music worked well with each piece. each class did an excellent job
The improvised parts of Hopak involve solos, duets, trios dancers, performing visually and technically amazing acrobatic feats. These includes spins and jumps. The rest of Hopak includes many movements performed in unison. A successful Hopak requires speed and energy, the dancers, do not stop moving until the end of the dance. Diana should be very proud of her performances at One World, all three performances were outstanding.
The dancers executed each movement precisely and with precision. This added extra umph to both Ain’t She Sweet? by Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg and Mystify by Dejonelle Gleeton. The costumes also helped each piece elaborate the storyline the dancers were revealing to the audience. The concert all together brought the most and executed it perfectly for the audience to understand.
Despite the interpretation of the dance, Dwight Rhoden, the choreographer, effectively used dynamics throughout the dance. For most of the piece the entire company was on stage, therefore Rhoden effectively used space when distributing the dancers on stage. In addition, the dancers used a lot of space vertically. In other wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ical and close together. This dance involved a lot of spinning and pelvic motion, which added to the flirtatious mood; all of these movements were done in sync with the tempo of the music.
All the dance movements were in sync with one another; it was as if the two dancers were ultimately moving as one in harmony. A slow music complimented the dance to allow the audience to be fully focused on the dancing and the story behind it. At times in the dance, the music would pick up to accompany the change in the dancer’s
This piece was based slightly on swing dancing as apparent in the costumes and choreography. The choreographer of this was Joshua L. Peugh. The composers of the music used are Tommy Duncan, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh, and Bob Wills. My favorite part of the piece was when one of the performers walked across the stage carrying a cactus that would get bigger each time she walked across the stage. This both helped separate each small dance from each other but also added a sense of comedy and a familiar transition throughout the piece for the audience.
Some of the most powerful moments in dance are simple movements where dancers are able to pull from a different place every time he or she performs a movement whether it be a smack on the leg or a stomp each movement represents something. Dancers have the ability to transform into an alter ego whiles being on stage. The beauty of dance is even if you aren’t confident it gives you that confidence. A performance in heels is nothing without facial expressions and confidence. Dancers tell stories by using different facial expressions to connect with the audience.
Through their facial expressions the dancers emoted feelings of joy, anger, jealously and more. Being an audience member at this performance showed me a whole other perspective to a dance piece, as I am usually the one that is on stage. With a performance coming up, I learned the importance of presence on stage from the dancers in the show. Each one had a strong presence that made them captivating, you couldn’t ignore them. I am excited to perform now and am inspired to put even more effort into dance.
Dance has different definitions for each individual. For some it may symbolize beauty, perfection, and struggles amongst many others. The dance movement themselves can be executed in various ways (Ferrufino & Coubard, 2012). Not everyone performs the same exact way there are a variety of different ways to perform and that is what makes dance so special. From those precisely choreographed in advanced to those created on impulse or on the spur of the moment all dances require exploration and creativeness (Ferrufino & Coubard, 2012).
One characteristic of technique that I noticed in most of the pieces performed was fast paced movement. Every piece was very upbeat and synchronized with the music. All their movements were done to the accents in the music. In “Too Many Cooks” all the movements were in sync with the sounds in the music. In “Mood Indigo,” there were three duets and they all showed different colors of indigo by how they dancers expressed their movements.