This year on April 10th, 2013 marked my first year in attendance of Kinetic Expressions which was put on by Berea College’s own Artist in Modern Motion. Upon arriving at the show, my expectation was limitless because a few of my fellow classmates were performing that night. I watch these dancers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and knew of the charisma and uniqueness my classmates always brought to the dance floor. I couldn’t imagine what the energy level was going to be like in an actual live performance. There were many performances that I enjoyed and they ranged from different types of dancing to the expressions they portrayed.
Pomline is mostly considered a dance team because all they do is dance, and perform at dance showcases. Pomline is a great activity to stay healthy and strong. Cheerleading on the other hand cheers. They say chants, and cheers, and they do little movements that aren’t really considered dances. Cheerleaders have to be very stiff in everything they do.
The female dancers are very slim and the male dancers appear to be very strong, this makes it easier for the contact work within the dance. For example, again in section two a male and female dancer are positioned centre stage. The male dancer is knelt on the floor and the female dancer sits on his knee. This shows passion as it could be seen as flirtatious/something that you would expect a couple to do. The male dancer then lifts the lady over his knee until she is standing up; this could show power as the male dancer is creating the movements for her and therefore has control.
When one does a short routine dance, the other does something in return. Five female dancers come to the stage. One is dressed in green and the other four dancers are in purple. They dance to impress the boys and then they watch them to be impressed. They use each other as props as they guys toss them one by one in the air.
The visual the dance created was very beautiful with the projection of the rye field on the background and the balloons floating in the breeze just as the field would move. From the audience, I felt like I was watching them all dance in the rye field. To me, it started out like they were survivors of something serious and everyone was helping hold each other stand strong. As the dance progressed the battle for survival became serious for the dancers. I felt that by the end of the dance there was one leader and the remaining people were all trying to escape the situation.
Jessica Guerra 9/27/13 P.1 Cumbias Cumbia is a dance that originated from Columbia. This was around the 1820’s during Columbians struggle for independence. Cumbia was played with tambour drums and large gaita flutes. In the 1920’s Colombian dance bands in Barranquilla and other coastal cities began playing cumbia while adding horns, brass and other instruments to the traditional drum and flutes. The dance and drawing sound became so big that people worldwide fell in love with dance.
Cajun and Creole music were very similar. The people loved the new emerging type of music, they danced and they sang to this lively, playful and peppy melodious music. The typical dance was a two-step and a waltz, but it didn’t end there. Other dances included the “Cajun one step” as known as the “Cajun jig,” and also the “Cajun Jitterbug.” Cajun dancers were truly passionate about their routines; they covered every inch of the dance floor to exhibit the proper steps and excitement that went along with the style of music. Music was a fundamental element of the social lives of the early Cajun society.
I’m a dancer who likes to dance to any music that I can easily make up choreography to. Whenever I always listen to music I tend to create a dance in my mind out of the song I am listening to. Honestly I really can't sum my life up only on one page but I’ll do my best. I love to laugh and have a good time, I'm usually smiling and if I’m not, most likely something’s wrong. I laugh over the littlest and stupidest things.
Vickie Sears’ did a great job on explaining the Native American Elements throughout the story while explaining how Clarissa overcame her label. Clarissa started off as an unstable child, but now through her Native American culture she made a huge turn around and became a great dancer just like Molly Graybull. Clarissa learned dancing through experience, listening, observing and doing. Oral traditions were very important to Clarissa so she attended the women’s traditional. Last but not least Clarissa maintained her traditions, native language and culture by practicing dance and expressing that she was
Besides this goal, the UTPA also invites some Tejano singer to perform on that day. This year Bobby Pulido and Grupo Duelo were invited to perform in the HESTEC concert. The HESTEC event started on Saturday morning but the concert started until seven late afternoon. The first one to perform was Bobby Pulido who started with some of his greatest hits such as “Desvelado,” “Llevame Contigo,”and “Algun Dia.” The audiences at the HESTEC were very exited taking pictures, singing, and dancing with Bobby Pulido’s music. I like Bobby Pulido’s rhythm and beats since the combinations of the instruments was magnificent giving a unique sound to each of his melodies.