Revelations Alvin Ailey Mindmap

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  • Revelations
    • Pilgrim of sorrow
      • I Been Buked
        • Actions
          • Deep Plie
            • represents pain from Slave Trade
          • Arabesques
          • Alvin Ailey Arms
          • Reaching (out and upwards)
        • Dynamics
          • Slow and Sustained
          • Faster interjections
        • Black Oppression
      • Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel
        • Contractions (Martha Graham)
        • Tilting and Falls
        • Relationships - Trio, Duet + 1, Unison
      • Fix me, Jesus
        • Actions
          • Arabesque Pivots
          • Leaning
          • Attitudes
          • Sustained Ronde de Jambe
          • Outwatd Circular Leg Kicks
        • Danced by the mother and father fugure in I Been Buked
        • Female trust man enitrely poitns of contact limited
        • Religion is seen as a safe place
          • And as a saviour for them
    • Take Me to the Water
      • Wade in the Water
        • Props add to the theatrical experience
        • Dance shows traditional baptism, down by the river
        • Celebratory feel to the music
        • Range of fast and slow dynamics
        • Women wearing long white dresses tight around the upper body so you can see body movements, with flowing skirted bottoms allows freedom of movement
        • Fluisd Body Ripples
        • Upper Body Pumps
        • Contractions
        • Back bends and forward bends
      • Baptism
        • Action
          • Gesture
          • Hand Shapes
          • Body Ripples
          • Arabesque
          • Elevation
          • Borres (Graham)
          • High Releases
        • Bigger Variety of Dynamics
        • Use of props, silk, parasol, branches
      • I Wanna Be Ready
        • Solo
        • Horton prominant section
        • Variation on T-Shape, arabesque
        • Slow Sustained Floor Section - lots of tension, control and power
        • Lots of balances
        • Moments of stillness
        • Praying Gesture
        • Not so much travelling
        • Always heads back onto the floor and back into himself after reaching out; showing he isnt ready at then end of the dance
    • Move Members Move
      • Sinner Man
        • Lots of running/ changes of direction
        • high energy
        • 3 Male Dancers
        • Usinng a lot of space like Horton
        • They are not forgiven, hence the red lighting
        • Sections togther then solo sections
        • Unison, as well as independant
          • Cannon
        • Energy and spirituality of Black Church
        • unexpected change of patterns
        • Leap turns
        • Ponches
        • High Energy pirouettes
        • Kicks
      • The Day is past and gone
        • Gathering together for Church
        • Real people + posture from Aileys Youth
        • Women conversing, in clear groups before joining together
        • Arm on the back showing they are tired and aching at the end of the day - hard manual labour
      • Rocka ma Soul
        • Celebratory Finale
        • Also done as finale of other pieces
        • References other sections
        • Finishes ona n uplifiting note
        • Whole Ensemble
        • Clapping reminiscent of Church
        • Untitled

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