Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

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Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

The style of dance is modern ballet with a mix of social and cultural styles to suggest geographical locations. These include English Morris, Latin American carnival, African and the HoeDown. There are also references to contemporary and post-modern dance.

The choreographic style is episodic. It combines a range of styles and cultural influences to take on a political theme. It could also be described as theatrical, using characterisation and humour in a tasteful and good way.

The Great Auk:

Actions:

  • Hop
  • Skip
  • Kicks
  • Jumps
  • Waddle
  • Floaty
  • Spiral

Dynamics:

  • Airy
  • Elegant
  • Springy
  • Medium Pace

Relationships:

  • 3 dancers
  • Relationship with tray
  • Relationship with elegant dancers that enter after trio section

Space:

  • Travel in circular pathways
  • Travel the entirity of the stage (upstage, dwonstage etc.)

Utah Longhorn Ram:

Actions

  • Floaty
  • Jumpy
  • Kicks
  • Spirals

Dynamics

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