Dance GCSE- BIRDSONG

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BIRDSONG

Choreographer: Siobhan Davies

Company: Siobhan Davies Dance Company

Date first performed: April 2004

 

Accompaniment: Andy Pink ( sound, score and music design)

A collage of natural and found sound, digital samples, classical and jazz music and silence. The sound of feet is very important to Siobhan Davies. 

FOUND SOUND: sounds such as a bell ringing, or digitally made music. 

NATURAL SOUND: sounds from nature eg. wind or a bird call

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COSTUME AND LIGHTING

COSTUME: Genevieve Bennett

Vests and loose trousers in whites, blues and greys with a glimpse of lemon adapt to the lighting and enhance the dancers movements. The glimpse of lemon reflects the light and draws the audience's attention to the part of the body moving on the dancer. 

LIGHTING: Adrian Plaut

Video projection is used as a light source and creates patterns and textures on the floor. Lights set above the audience illuminate the stage and the dancers. 

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SET/ PRODUCTION DESIGN

SET/PRODUCTION DESIGN: Sam Collins

Patterns and effects are projected on the square dance floor. 

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STAGING/DANCERS/DANCE STYLE

STAGING: In- the- round

DANCERS: 8 dancers (5 women and 3 men)

DANCE STYLE: Contemporary


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CHOREOGRAPHIC STYLE/INSPIRATION/STRUCTURE

CHOREOGRAPHIC STYLE: Abstract, Collaborative- dancers create their initial material. Movement, sound and design closely relate.

STARTING POINT/INSPIRATION: The call of the pied butcher bird, dance/music relationship, in the round performance, central solo. 

STRUCTURE: 16 sections. Central solo choreographed first. Most of the sections 1-8 are repeated and developed in the second part, in reverse order. 

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