Rhythm tap emphasizes the musical aspect of it, they feel that they are part of the Jazz music scene. Broadway tap dancing is more so on the dancing aspect of tap. It is usually incorporated in a musical theatre or other types of performance. The history of tap dancing stems from African American origins. Former dancing such as Juda Dance, English Clog Dancing, and Irish Step Dancing were similar forms of dancing.
Music that is used when performing a lyrical dance piece is slow tempo versions of pop, hip-hop, and techno. Most songs that are used actually has lyrics. Dancers use motion to interpret the music and express emotion through the lyrics. Lyrical dance broke the rules of strict ballet dance, and incorporated with other dance styles that had less perfect align of the body. When choreographed it’s often emotional, gripping and exquisitely delicate, all at the same time.
Overall, the elements found within the tempo, tone, and melody made this piece my favorite. The sudden switch from fast-paced jazz to a slow, emotionally stirring composition strengthened the performance and gave the audience something to remember. My least favorite piece in the concert was “Lament” by J.J. Johnson. This piece was performed by the Harville Quartet and consisted of a trombone, guitar, bass, and drums. Similar to “God Bless the Child,” “Lament” was also an adagio tempo piece.
In addition, when they sang the climax of the songs, all the audiences applaused for their beautiful singing. After their performances of some songs, the people do a lot of contributions to the Latin music came out to give some paper awards--bought in Walgreen--to the old lady who had a great impact on propagandizing the Latin music in bay area. The following show was performed by Latino Arts’ youth Latin jazz band, which had 12 performers and some of them were youth. They did a very excellent show for the audiences and propagandized Latin music in bay area. In addition, they are very talented of playing music instruments, such as flute, guitar, and accordion.
The lighting was not a big part of the production, but the incorporated movie clips, as well as the costumes were a main part in creating the theme. The presentation of dances, were presented very clean with a large amount of variation in technique. Each of the tap dancers had a unique way they carried themselves on stage. A few of the female dancers had light movement with strong taps, while the others would use a lot of movement in both arms and feet. The combination of both male and female dancers’ provided the audience with different varieties of tap.
It was all in all a good experience witnessing Yuko Takahashi and the dance company performing in front of our eyes, literally. Dancing is a visual art form that is often combined with music and rhythms for an intense audio-visual experience. On what I have observed, they usually perform interpretative dance. Living in a modern generation, I have grown to love modern dances with their crumping and fast harmonic movements together with different stunts. Interpretive dancing can be used as a way to create a work of art, but it is more commonly associated with stimulating spirituality and worship.
It was beautiful melodies, the brisk pace of hearty, full of a kind of vitality and vigor up. I could feel the cheerful and joyful of the celebrations. I did enjoy the melody of this song, and I could tell that the when the band played it at the second time, it was different that the first time. At the second time, they ended the piece with a cymbal crash and bass tube horns to make
From my opinion this movie over a whole was great. Real reactions to real situation’s. It kept me interested with the kid’s witty banter towards their dance class as well as everything around them. To some people dance is just a hobby but to some of these kids it’s their dream to become a famous dancer, they would prefer this for their career when they grow up. Honestly my favorite part of the documentary would be when
Yoon Williy The hardships and sacrifices I have made in order to be good at Dancing is a great form of exercise and also provides a great way to express yourself through music and movement. Break dancing originated from the famous legendary singer, James Brown. It also came from the subways of the Big Apple, New York City. Break dancing was a type of dance that gave an individual the chance to express his/her expression through dance. It is also a competitive dance and many people make groups or “crews” to show their passion of break dancing.
I really enjoyed the concert, I could see how the musicians play the instrument so well, they had great vocal. The music I heard is quite better than the ones on record that I have heard. So many songs were played but the one that made me dance was the song by Michael Jackson titled “don’t stop till you get enough”. There is really an audience to the band connection unlike that of listening to a recording –I got to see the instruments and how they were used. In a musical live concert, you could be opportune to interact with the band or artist and ask questions relating to their performance, as I did after the one being performed.