In the video, the dance looked like it was very easy to execute but having already been in the technique class all year, it is amazing to know that doing the movements correctly is actually difficult. May O’Donnell constructs her pieces with the use of spacial structure. She organizes her dancers so that different groups are spread out differently throughout the stage and at times she uses all dancers in one singular spacial structure, like a diagonal. She changes the organization on stage frequently so that the audience would be constantly captivated by the rapid action on stage. She also uses many other choreographic tools to keep the attention of the audience and bring contrast to her piece.
The independent variable was dancing for two minutes. The constant is the speed to the song, temperature, age, and time. Data Collected – See data table attached. Discussions and Conclusions – My hypothesis was supported because the people who danced before they squeezed their clothes pins ended up having more squeezes than the people who rested before squeezing clothes pins. Suggestions for Improvement – Variables that might have influenced the outcome of my experiment were how fast or vigorous a person was dancing compared to another, someone’s motivation to squeeze the clothes pin more than others, and the amount of time each person rested before squeezing clothes pins for the first time.
Moving With Martha Martha Graham was a famous dancer who brought a different kind of dancing to the world. Her dance moves changed the world of dance forever. Martha Graham would be represented as a person different than most others. In the novel Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which is a non- fiction self help, Graham would be represented as an outlier. Her father helped her make many of her decisions during her life, which brought her to be the outlier she was.
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
They gravitated to the studio of the eclectic Gluck Sandor, who operated his Dance Theatre in a loft in uptown Manhattan. Robbins was 18 when he began his studies, which were later supplemented with training in popular dance, Spanish dancing, and classical ballet. Slight in build and too old to aspire for a career as a danseur noble, Robbins excelled in expressionistic dances, in comedy and in activities requiring inventiveness and imagination. Author Jowitt makes it clear that as a late teen-ager he had potential for pursuing any number of occupations in the arts. His expressive diaries and poems show an extraordinary gift for words.
Samantha Lewis January 26, 2012 Dance 1950’s The 1950’s was a new and improved time period. The musicals were made with the intentions of having a plot, theme, and scheme behind it. Guys and Dolls were popular. This is a form of dramatic art, in which every song, dance, and line of dialogue developed the plot. Gene Kelly choreographed several dance and drama films, one called “An American in Paris” (1951).
Dance Homework – Research Task Katherine Dunham Katherine Dunham was born on June 22nd 1909. Dunham had many great talents as well as dance and choreography. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, manager, movie star, activist, producer, educator, wife and mother .She was inspired by caribbean dance and African culture which gave her the idea to bring them together. She became first interested in dance when she began studying ballet in 1928. She was then accepted to the University of Chicago in 1929 as an anthropology major in which she focused on dance.
But soon he married a dancer, Alexander Danilova. Balanchine began to stage dances for the Cochran Revues in London, and was retained by the Royal Danish Balletin Copenhagen as guest ballet master. In 1933, Lincoln Kristein became interested in ballet and soon had a dream of establishing ballet company in United States. His first goal was to convince Balanchine to come with him to U.S, fairly quickly he agreed and went to U.S. Balanchine had all of it planed out. He thought of teaching the young and influencing the kids into getting interested in ballet style of dancing.
Fall 2012 Choreographers’ Showcase I had the pleasure to attend the Fall 2012 Choreographers’ Showcase presented by Austin Community Colleges’ Dance Department. The location of the performance was at the Rio Grande auditorium on Friday, December 7. I am going to discuss the three dances that stood out to me, which are “Missing”, “Falling, Catching”, and “The Catcher”. The dance titled “Missing” is a contemporary piece choreographed by Roman Morgan. The music is an instrumental piece by Max Richter, and the costumes were black and red all different styles but with corresponding fabric.
I really need that now as I’m in high school and there are more challenges than before. Ms. Melinda pushes me to improve my technique and increase the difficulty of my dancing. Trying new things led me to places I never thought I could go and chances I never thought I would be able to get. Ms. Melinda has given me so many chances and opportunities. I really appreciate