A LINHA CURVA

dance styles
samba and contemporary and capoeira
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choreographic intent
To have fun. Large ensembles to replicate vibrant Brazilian inspired movements, straight lines like a samba parade.
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structure
a linha curva is a big ensemble dance.narrative scenes do not include the lights,and the narrative scenes are interspersed with normal sections.
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performance environment
end stage
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aural setting
the music was written by Percossa, and was inspired by brazillian samba music.the music is played live during the piece by 4 percussionists on the raised platform behind the stage.
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duration
23 minutes
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dancers
15 male 13 female
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choreographer
itzik galili
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company
rambert
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first performance
12 may 2009
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staging/set
there is no set except from a raised platform at the back of the stage where the percussionists perform during the dance.in one section,skateboards are used to propel 5 dancers across the stage.
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stimulus
the stimulus of a linha curva is simply brazilian culture,there is no storyline.the narrative scenes are based on how brazilian communities connect,especially between male and female dancers.
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choreographic devices
the choreographic devices include: pick up and drop off,unison,canon (basic and cumulative),accumulation,direct correlation,counterpoint and contact.
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significant motifs
there are four main motifs based off the dancers who choreographed them these are called; wagner,robson,milton and jelenia.
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costume
the costume was designed by Itzik Galili.it was inspired by brazilian carnivals and features 10 different vibrant colours.the females wear black vests with varying necklines,coloured zips with the 10 colours in different positions and a scoop back.
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costume cont....
they also wear wet look lycra shorts in the 10 different colours (matching the zip).the males wear the same costume but their vests are the other way round mirroring the females.
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lighting
the lighting is also designed by Itzik Galili, and is ery complicated.there are 49 (7x7) square lights in a grid and many different vibrant colours.the lighting is all preprogrammed
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lighting cont...
the narrative scenes do not use any of the grid lights which helps to distinguish the difference.
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To have fun. Large ensembles to replicate vibrant Brazilian inspired movements, straight lines like a samba parade.

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