Christopher Bruce

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  • Christopher Bruce- Artistic director from 1994 to 2002
    • Influences
      • The Graham technique, which is a conception of contraction and release.
      • Swansong is influenced by a book called a man by Oriana Fallaci
      • His works have themes that are political, historical, geographical and economical
        • Sergeant Early's Dream created in 1984
        • Rooster created in 1994
        • Swansong created in 1987
          • Swansong is influenced by a book called a man by Oriana Fallaci
          • There is only a chair that is used in this dance and this is used to symbolize shackles etc
            • Stage Design
              • He uses bare staging, so that it is not obstructing the dancers movement and space
    • Characteristics
      • Stage Design
        • He uses bare staging, so that it is not obstructing the dancers movement and space
      • Dance technique
        • He uses a variety of dance styles
          • folk
          • tap
          • ballroom
          • Ballet
          • contemporary
      • music
        • He uses a variety of music such as electonic music
        • Rollingstones
          • Rooster created in 1994
        • audible aspect
          • Swansong created in 1987
            • There is only a chair that is used in this dance and this is used to symbolize shackles etc
          • Cultural music such as pan pipes
            • Ghost Dances created in 1981
        • Lighting
          • He just uses different colours, so it doesn't distract from the dancers movement.
      • Works
        • Ghost Dances created in 1981
        • Sergeant Early's Dream created in 1984

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