There were visuals around the theater, which made it easier to understand and visualize what Lopez was trying to describe when writing the song. The sorrow of the princess was definitely felt by the audience and it was heard throughout the piece. Since the piece was intended to be sad, it remained in a minor key for the most part. I did notice that as the intensity of the song (when the princess’ father send soldiers to capture the two lovers) was shown by using louder dynamics such as fortissimo (ff) rather than piano (p) or pianissimo (pp). Lopez also included more use of the percussion and brass instruments such as the tuba, trombone, trumpet and horn making the suspense grow.
At first when he signed on to do The King and I he was under the impression that “he only had to do (that) one ballet” (Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theatre, His Dance, pg 46) but he did end up choreographing many other dance sequences like “Getting to Know You” or “The March of the Siamese Children”. “Robbins planned the scene to delight both Anna and the audience. Some carry out their duties in exemplary fashion, which highlighted the different ones and the tiniest provide a high degree of adorable and some concern they’ll screw up” (Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theatre, His Dance, pg
English Vodcast Distinctive Visual. Explore how composers use distinctive visual to influence an individual’s perceptions of their world. In Douglas Stewart’s poem, ‘the lady feeding the cat ‘he uses adjectives, nouns and simile to show the audience how he is exploring the relationship between the cat and the lady. In stanza 1 Stewart focus on the women because it’s in the women’s perspective, Stewart uses Adjective and noun in the first line so Stewart shows the audience how the women is described with a quote from line one “Shuffling along in her broken shoes from the slums. The word “broken” is the adjective and the word “slums” is the noun.
Brick either drops the crutch or has it taken from him during the course of the play. “I don’t want to lean on your shoulder, I want my crutch!” Cat- symbolizes femininity and feminine desire. “Maggie the cat is—Alive!” Alcohol- Brick’s escape from reality. Alcohol gives him a place of peace. “It hasn’t happened yet, Maggie… the click I get in my head when I’ve had enough of this stuff to make me peaceful” Themes (at least two) (Compose a paragraph per theme.)
Strictly Ballroom Notes World of Ballroom Dancing Ballroom dancing is glamour but it's contrasted with Shirley Hastings (with over the top make up) screaming and the evil villain Barry Fife (who is lit from the bottom to create shadows and horn like eyebrows) - Dance Federation Scott Hastings Scott Hastings; Australian - which is shown by his Aussie accent and singlet when he dances in front of the mirror. Also a quote "Oh get off it will ya" Passionate - the close ups on his face as he dances Fran Fran; More natural in the movie. Comes from a Spanish community. She lives in a stereotypical migrant house and the setting of where she lives (which is near train tracks) shows she is living on the other side of the tracks. Again shows her world is contrasted with the artificial world of ballroom dancing.
For example the first stanza “Daylong this tom-cat lies stretched” has the cat in a house or in someplace lying flat on a mat whereas in the last stanza “Among ash cans. He leaps and lightly” he is among bins and over rooftops free to do as it pleases; these verses from the poem also show that the cat is manipulative and sly, during the day a sleepy domestic cat and during the knight a sly cruel and active cat. Also the writer uses powerful verbs, metaphors and simile’s to describe the movement and appearance of the Tom-Cat. For example “A tomcat sprang at a mounted knight” shows the use of a powerful verb ‘Sprang’ and also shows that the cat is vicious and somewhat brave, attacking a large mounted knight and show that the cat is ruthless as well mercilessly killing the knight by surprise. Verses like “His eyes green as ringstones: he yawns wide red” and “Fangs fine as a lady’s needle and bright” help describe the cats appearance and some distinguishing features such as his bright green, glaring eyes, cruel and icy; and his sharp fangs ready to tear into the tom-cats helpless
Vamps, divas, tramps and Lolitas focus on issues relating to female sexuality. In most times, women’s morality is judged from they way they dress. Costume design in plays considers costume design for women when they want to express the women character’s femininity and morality. Shanghai express, 1932, is a film which is concerned with the Chinese civil war, the Peking train and the characters travelling during this dangerous time. In the first class segment of this train is where the film is concentrated on.
Burlesque was often used to mock famous and well known classical theatre productions, such as ballet, which is a show seen by the upper class of the time. Burlesque performances where based on opera and ballet pieces but were adapted to be made more like a comic play or a musical play by using quotes from the originals and making them funny, almost taking the mickey out of the upper class. Parts of the history of Burlesque that I want to relate to our choreography is how it has never been taken very seriously and its having fun on stage, showing off and showing something about your personality to the audience. I think to have a successful showcase of
McNally’s passion for music is evident in his writings. He derived his title of “Frankie and Johnny…” from Debussy’s classical piece, “Claire de Lune.” A myriad of McNally’s characters cite Broadway lyrics to one another. Additionally, Terrence’s afore-mentioned vast knowledge of opera landed him on the radio’s Texaco Opera Quiz. McNally’s a rare artist in that he’s as comfortable writing drama, as he is musical theatre. 1991’s Lips Together, Teeth Apart addressed homophobia and prejudices towards individuals living with AIDS.
If one person arranged music and dance performances, then the next took pleasure only in the intoxication of opium. In every department of life, enjoyment and merry-making prevailed. In government, in literature, in social conditions, in arts and crafts, in industry, in cuisine, everywhere vilasita was becoming pervasive. Government servants were absorbed in sensual indulgence, poets in the description of love and lovers' separation, craftsmen in making gold and silver thread work and delicate embroidery, artisans in earning a livelihood from eye shadow, perfume, missi [a powder used to color the teeth], and oils. Everyone's eyes were overspread with the intoxication of vilasita.