Dance Modern Critique

Modern Video Critique Please answer the questions below for the youtube link pasted below. You will need to answer the questions and upload here. You have till the end of this two week module,  2nd Friday , to turn in your answers. This will be 25 points towards this Module If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thank you and have a week.  Akram Khan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Gl3rVm7SQ 1. What can be said about the music in this work? 2. What can be said about the light? How is it being used? 3. Describe the relationship between the dancers? How does there relationship progress in the first four minutes? 4. The lighting is dark, but how would you describe the dancer’s costumes?  5. What do you think was the inspiration for this work? It can be a very simple concept, what can that be? Ohad Naharin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v6tY_u-Mls (Links to an external site.) Questions 1.) What can been said about the movement in this dance work? What genre of dance is this? 2.) What is the main prop in this dance? What do all the dancers use it for? 3.) What can be said about the costumes? What happens to them throughout the piece? 4.) Describe the music and how it is being used. What significant difference is heard in the dance? 5.) There is definitely a language barrier in the dance, as we may not know what they are saying, but what emotions do you feel are being portrayed?

World Dance

Name of Dance *List the country and tribe or ethnic group that the dance is from *Meaning/Cultural Significance/Purpose of the Dance *List three African Derived Dance Characteristics that are present in this dance

Dance Concert Critique

Link to Concert: Online UNLV Dance Concert: Forward Motion Virtual Concert : https://youtu.be/a-XTh-9Yjp8  Dance Critique Requirements: Watch the UNLV Dept. of Dance concert online (links provided above.  Please answer the reflective thinking questions below.  What insights did you gain from this experience? 1.    What was the name of the concert that you viewed?  2.    Who choreographed the dance selection you enjoyed most? 3.    What particular observations about the elements of dance helped you to enjoy this selection? Be specific. Review the dynamics and subtleties of the piece.  Identify what was intriguing about the piece?  What did I learn today that helped me grow or appreciate how others think.  4.    What changes would you have made to this dance selection to make it more effective? You can include music, costumes, lighting, etc. 5.    If you enjoyed the entire concert equally, explain why. If you didn’t like any of the concert explain why, and how you think it could be improved. Write a 1500 word paper.    What was the name of the concert that you attended?  Write on each piece presented by name and choreographer.    Reflect on the strength of the theme, lighting, costumes and movement.  Give insight to your opinion by using comparison or personal experience as you relate to the content of the dance.  You may also analyze the dance as pure dance and motion reflecting on the emotional or kinesthetic sensations produced.    What insights did you gain from this dance concert? How did the piece effect you personally? Review the dynamics and subtleties of the piece. Identify what was intriguing about the piece?  What did I learn today that helped me grow or appreciate how others think.  What changes would you have made to one or more of the dances to make it more effective?  You can include music, costumes, lighting, etc.     

Movement Observation Paper

1.    Notice and observe movement in the world around you. This can be actual dance movement, general movement of people or crowds, or movement of objects, such as cars in traffic, or natural elements, such as wind blowing leaves. 2.    Spend 5 days observing movement and journaling about your experience. Write down at least 3 movement observations on each of the 5 days. You will have 15 total movement examples. 3.    After you have completed this exercise, write a 2-3 page reflection paper about the experience. Papers must be 500-750 words. Include your list of 15 movement examples at the end of your paper. (These examples are NOT part of the 500-750 word count). Use Times New Roman 12 point font, one-inch margins, page numbers in the bottom right hand corner, and double space. Save your paper as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Split Sides Response Assignment

Video # 1: Split Sides 45 Split Sides 45, Directed by Charles Atlas, Choreography by Merce Cunningham According to you and your own experience, what was this dance about? Create your own story as you will submit it in your response assignment on the next page.  Video  #2: Split Sides 46 Split Sides 46, Directed by Charles Atlas, Choreography by Merce Cunningham Again, based on you and  your own aesthetic sense, what is happening in this piece? What is your version of a story that is happening here? Do you notice the difference in setting and the sequence of the events in comparison to Split Sides 45? How does this change in scenery and sequence influence this story? I have had you watch the first 5 minutes of both Split Sides 45 and Split Sides 46 in the previous page. Because Merce Cunningham, the choreographer, didn’t want to force a story or message upon his audience, it was up to you to create a story for yourselves based on what you saw. Please give me a short description of the story you have personally created for both Split Sides 45 and 46.  Your response should have your name and date in the upper left hand corner and will be due Friday 9/11 by 11:59pm. Please remember, your experiences and stories are your own. There are no right or wrong answers. I am just looking forward to reading what you have created based on what you saw.  Have fun! Your response submission should look like this:   Your Name 9/11/2020 Split Sides Response     Split Sides #45 I can’t wait to see what you come up with……….       Splits Sides #46

Experiential Perspectives on Dance

Write your personal view when you encounter an event (dance performance or dance discussion or dance article) that is not appropriate  and offensive to you. Tell us when was the event took place and the of type of dance that you encountered: popular, cultural, ritual, social, etc. Discuss how this event affects you and shapes your perspective on dance.   

Dance Video Review

Above is a link to part of one of the most well know classical ballets, “Romeo and Juliet”.  Using our two ballet terminology sheets and the ballet synopsis provided below, please write about the following: Provide historical context for the Ballet. Use the source provided as a starting point and explore as many sources as you can. Cite at least two credible sources for this section of your writing.  1) Who is the choreographer of this version of the ballet? 2) When was this version of the ballet choreographed? Describe in detail any differences and/or similarities between our class exercises and the video. Please use as much dance terminology as possible. 1) What sort of steps does the dancing consist of (jumps, turns, adagio, partnering etc.)? Please use the terms we have learned in class. 2) How does the execution of the steps in the video compare to our class? What is similar? What is different? Write a critique of the piece including all of the following: 1) How does the excerpt fit into the greater context of the ballet? Read the synopsis of the ballet before writing this part of the assignment. You can find the synopsis in the information link provided below. 2) What did the piece make you think and feel? 3) What kinds of movements did you see in the piece and how did they serve the greater purpose of the work? Where the movements executed well? 4) Describe the aesthetic elements of the piece. Feel free to comment and give your opinion on music, costumes, or other theatrical elements in addition to the dancing. 6) Give your overall opinion of the piece Information about the Romeo and Juliet ballet: https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/repertoire/ballet/romeo/  (Links to an external site.)

Romantic Period Ballets

For this discussion, you are to do the following: First, find, watch, and post a video of one of the following Romantic period ballets: Giselle, La Sylphide, or Pas de Quatre. Post a paragraph where you summarize what you saw and learned from the video and what you noticed about Romantic ballet, such as costumes, dance movements/pantomime movements, themes, major characters in the ballets, music, etc.

American Dance

Please read the program introduction deeply and feel the indicated meaning in the document, and choose a research topic related to the program “American Dance studies”, write a research paper. Research area can be American dance culture/history, American famous dancers/choreographers, or American famous dance work/ production. If possible, please analysis the research from the perspectives that are dance history/culture/education, anthropology or sociology. Thank you

Dance Video Review

Above is a link to part of one of the most well know classical ballets, “Romeo and Juliet”.  Using our two ballet terminology sheets and the ballet synopsis provided below, please write about the following: Provide historical context for the Ballet. Use the source provided as a starting point and explore as many sources as […]