GCSE Dance Written Exam

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Who is the choreographer of SLATPC?
David Bintley
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What company is SLATPC from?
Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet
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When was the first performance of SLATPC?
March 1988 (The Royal Ballet)
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What is the dance style of SLATPC?
Modern ballet with a mix of social and cultural styles to suggest geographical locations. These include English Morris, Latin American carnival and African. There are also references to contemporary and post-modern dance.
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What is the choreographic style of SLATPC?
Episodic. Combines a range of styles and cultural influences to tackle a political theme. Theatrical, using characterisation and humour to good effect.
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What is the theme of SLATPC?
Endangered Species
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What is the starting point of SLATPC?
The music and the album cover. The Doomsday Book of Animals by David Day.
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What is the structure of SLATPC?
Eight scenes (DVD).
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How many dancers are in SLATPC?
Nine soloists plus corps de ballet
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What is the accompaniment of SLATPC?
Composed by Simon Jeffes for the Penguin Café Orchestra. Re-orchestrated for the Royal Opera House/Birmingham Royal Ballet orchestras. Orchestral, combining classical, rock and country influences.
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Who is the costume designer of SLATPC?
Hayden Griffin Combine animal and human characteristics in a dream-like way. Masks and headdresses have animal features such as curly horns and antennae. Costumes and accessories have cultural and social references.
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Who is the lighting designer of SLATPC?
John B Read Lighting indicates beginnings and ends of acts. Follow-spots highlight the dancers. Colour is used to enhance the mood. Bright in the first half and dramatic towards the end.
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Who is the set designer of SLATPC?
Hayden Griffin Set in a café with chairs and tables. After the open scene the rest of the dances take place on bare stage. Props include waiter’s trays. Ever-changing colourful backdrops give a sense of environment, climate and scale.
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Who is the staging of SLATPC by?
Proscenium
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