Faultline- Dance Theory

Includes:

Physical Setting

Aural Setting

The Roles of Dancers

Starting Points, Themes and Influences

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  • Created on: 16-04-12 15:43

Contemporary Choreographers - Starting Points, The

What are the starting points for Faultline?

-'Londanstani' by Gautem Malkhani

-Soprano Voice by Scanner

 

What key themes does Faultline explore?

-Youth Culture

-Gangs

-Gender Stereotypes

-City Life

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Contemporary Choreographers - Starting Points, The

Describe the style of Faultline.

-Abstract

-Symbolic

What different dance styles can you see within Faultline?

-Bharatanatyam

-Street Dance

- Capoeira

-Jazz

-Contemporary

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Physical Setting

 

 

Type of Stage

Description

-Proscenium Arch

Interpretation

-Dancers enter and exit from the wings

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Physical Setting

Set Design

Description

-Abstract

-Symbolic

-Minimalistic

Interpretation

-The focus is on the dance movement

-Nothing distracting audience

-It represents the idea of a city

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Pysical Setting

Lighting

Description

-Side lighting                        -Harsh lighting

-Floor lights define space     -Blocks of light

Interpretation

-Represents the city at night

-Shows the idea that there is nothing to hide behind

-Shows the anxiety and tension

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Aural Setting

Describe the aural setting of Faultline in as much detail as you can.

-Repetitive                    -Soprano voice live and recorded- manipulated

-Drone                          -No spoken words

-Vibration                     -No sound on projection- silent movie

-Recorded sounds of city life

What is the effect of this aural setting on Faultline? (Mood, atmosphere, relationship to dance)

-Tension                      -Eerieness

-Anxiety                       -Sets the scene/location

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The Roles of Male Dancers

Actions

-Turns            -Lifts                -Flicking wrists

-Kicks            -Slides             -Stamping of Feet

Dynamics

-Quick           -Sharp             -Direct

Space

-Close proximity                   -Used all of the space

-Use of levels                       -Left and right

Relationships

-Lift women- contact

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The Roles of Female Dancers

Actions

-Hand Gesture                           -Leg extensions- more feminine

-Spins                                        -Eastern and Western kicks

Dynamics

-Fluid               -Smooth            -Slower

Space

-Left and right                           -Used all of the space

-Linear pathways

Relationships

-Lift men- contact

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The Roles of Dancers

Number of Dancers:     8

Gender:                        4 Men

                                      4 Women

Character:                    No specific character

                                      Idea of gangs and gender

Role/Status:                 Gender stereotypes

                                      Men with more status

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Comments

Jessica

isn't the stage 2 curved walls?

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