Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

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Describe a costume from Still Life
Rat- White t-shirt with grey smudges. Oversized denim-look dungarees, 3/4 length. Flea- Orange mask- big yellow eyes and antennas. Orange lycra unitard with black bands on the arms. Orange pointe shoes are worn.
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Describe another costume from Still Life
Ram- Golden coloured dress, peach diagonal details. Mask with horns. Zebra- Stripey mane, continues down the spine and ends in a tail. Full lycra unitard with black zebra stripes. Makeup- black and white stripes. holds fly switches.
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How many sections are there in Still Life?
Introduction followed by 8 scenes
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Name two Dance styles used
Modern ballet, English Morris, Latin American carnival and African. References to contemporary dance.
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What is the choreographic style of Still Life?
Episodic, theatrical
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Name a starting point of Still Life other than The Doomsday Book of Animals
Penguin Cafe Orchestra album cover and music
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What is the style of accompaniment in Still Life?
Orchestral, combining classical, rock and country influences
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How would you describe the cast of Still Life?
A large cast (12+)
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Who choreographed Still Life?
David Bintley
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What is the date of the first performance of Still Life?
March 1988
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Who composed the music for Still Life?
Simon Jeffes
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Who designed the lighting for Still Life?
John B Reed
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Name three ways in which the costume contributes to Still Life
Links to the theme, shows character, dehumanise the dancers, sculpts body, shows size, close connection with movements
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Name two ways the set contributes to the dance
Creates levels, shows geographical location, shows narrative, shows size, link to theme, shows surroundings
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Name three ways the lighting contributes to the dance piece
shows the narrative, highlights dancer/groups of dancers, shows time of day, complements other components, key areas of the stage, mood/atmosphere, geographical context, symbolic, climax, theme, action content
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Name three ways the accompaniment contributes to Still Life
enhances action content, theme, enhance climax, geographical context, link to starting point, time of day
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What is the type of stage used in Still Life?
Proscenium
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Who designed the set and costumes for Still Life?
Hayden Griffin
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Who first performed Still Life?
Royal Ballet
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Give an example of when the camera use is significant in Still Life
When the Zebra is shot- the camera zooms in and this highlights the death of the zebra, linking the section to the theme of the dance.
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Ram- Golden coloured dress, peach diagonal details. Mask with horns. Zebra- Stripey mane, continues down the spine and ends in a tail. Full lycra unitard with black zebra stripes. Makeup- black and white stripes. holds fly switches.

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