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Performance Skills

Musicality

focus

projection

timimg

emphasis

group awareness

involvment of whole self

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Physical Skills

Balance

Stamina

Flexibility

Alignment

Co-ordination

Control

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Choreographic Devices

Repitition

Climax

Highlights

Canon

Unison

Motif development

Structure

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Structure

Binary - AB

Ternary - ABA

Rondo - ABACAD

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Rehearsal Process

  • select idea/s (theme)
  • select music
  • select dancers
  • improvisation
  • motif
  • motif development
  • reheasal schedule
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Why Rehearse?

  • improve technique
  • use space
  • refine movements
  • motif development
  • explore new ideas
  • rehearse in costume
  • improve perfomance skills
  • improve physical skills
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Types of Accompaniment

  • found sound
  • natural sound
  • live sound
  • orchestral
  • recoded
  • spoken word or poem
  • silence
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Les Noces

  • 1923
  • Brnislava Nijinska
  • Russian peasant wedding
  • 4 scenes
  • Choral work & orchestra
  • minimal set
  • corps de ballet (tableaux 21)
  • narrative
  • manipulation of classical ballet
  • Proscenium arch staging
  • dark lighting
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La Fille Mal Gardee

  • 1960
  • Fredrick Ashton
  • Ballet, classical (pointe work)
  • narrative
  • full orchestra
  • 2 acts
  • creative set designs and costume
  • humour
  • mime
  • use of ribbon
  • leit motifs
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Nutcracker!

  • 2002
  • Matthew Bourne
  • adaptaion of orginal version
  • full orchestra (Tchaikovsky)
  • 2 acts
  • elaborate set designs and costumes
  • narrative
  • importance of mime
  • clear charaters
  • variety of dance styles
  • enhancement of mood/characters
  • clear motifs
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Swan Song

  • 1987
  • Christopher Bruce
  • narrative
  • multiple dance styles, tap, jazz, ballroom, contemporary, ballet
  • recorded music - manipulated found and antural sounds
  • 7 sections
  • props
  • bare stage - proscenium arch - use of entrances and exits
  • importance of lighting
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Music, Dance Relationships

  • direst correlation
  • music visualisation
  • mutal co-existance
  • disassociation
  • enhancement of mood or character
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Comments

Charlotte Coking

A few spelling mistakes in physical skills..

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