Ghost Dances

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Who choreographed Ghost Dances?
Christopher Bruce
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What dance company performed Ghost Dances?
Rambert Dance Company
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What date was Ghost Dances first performed?
1981
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What accompaniment is used in Ghost Dances?
South American songs and folk tunes by Inti-Illamani and wind effects.
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Who designed the costumes in Ghost Dances?
Belinda Scarlett
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Describe the costumes of the Ghost Dancers.
The Ghost Dancers have skull-like masks and bodies painted to suggest bones and muscles. They wear wigs and rags.
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Describe the costumes of The Dead in Ghost Dances.
The Dead wear gender-specific, everyday clothes suggesting different walks of life. Each of The Dead wears a unique costume.
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Who designed the lighting for Ghost Dances?
Nick Chelton
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Describe the lighting for Ghost Dances.
Gloomy and shadowy, side lighting highlights The Ghosts. Brighter for folk-type dances performed by The Dead. Lighting changes to green to signify deaths.
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Who designed the set for Ghost Dances?
Christopher Bruce
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Describe the set of Ghost Dances.
The painted backdrop represents a rocky plain and a cave opening. In the distance there is water and mountains. There are rock-like structures on stage.
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What is the style of the staging in Ghost Dances?
Proscenium
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How many dancers are there in Ghost Dances?
11 dancers- 5 women and 6 men
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What dance style is used in Ghost Dances?
A blend of contemporary (Graham influenced) and ballet with elements of folk and social styles.
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What choreographic style is used in Ghost Dances?
Thematic and episodic with narrative elements. Strong characterisation.
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What is the theme of Ghost Dances?
Political oppression in Chile
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What is the starting point/inspiration for Ghost Dances?
The music and South American rituals and culture.
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Describe the sections/structure of Ghost Dances.
Seven sections, each characterised by a different piece of music or song.
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