Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

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Who choreographed ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
David Bintley
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What year was ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café first performed?
1988
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Who composed the accompaniment for ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
Simon Jeffes
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Describe the accompaniment from ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
Each section has its own accompaniment to represent each animal. Styles of music include orchestral, country influences, samba music & African music.
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Describe the lighting from ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
Lighting indicates the beginnings & ends of acts. Spotlights highlight the dancers. Colour is used to enhance the mood. Bright first half & dramatic towards the end.
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Who designed the costume & set for ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
Hayden Griffin
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Describe the costume from ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
Combines animals & humans in dream like way. Masks & headdresses have animal features such as curly horns & antennae. Costumes & accessories have cultural influences.
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Describe the set from ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
Set in a café with tables & chairs. After the opening scene the rest of the dances take place on bar stage. Props include waiter’s trays. Each section has its own individual backdrop which gives a sense of environment, climate & scale.
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What dance styles do we see in ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
Each animal has its own dance style that reflects culture & suggests geographical locations. These include modern ballet, Morris dance, Latin American carnival & African.
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How many sections are there in ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
Introduction followed by eight sections.
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What is the theme of ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
Endangered species
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Starting point/Inspiration of ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café?
The music & the album cover. The Doomsday Book Of Animals by David Day.
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Name all the sections in ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café
The Great Auk,The Utah Longhorn Ram, Texan Kangaroo Rat, Humboldt’s Hog-nosed Skunk Flea, Sothern Cape Zebra, Rain Forest People, Brazilian Wooley Monkey.
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