swansong

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whats the name of the person that choreographed swansong?
christopher bruce
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who is the lighting designer for swansong?
David Mohr
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who is the costume designer for swansong?
christopher bruce
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who is the composer for swansong?
philip chambon
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what is the date of the 1st performance for swansong?
25th of november 1987
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which company first performed the dance work for swansong?
rambert dance company
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what staging does swansong use?
proscenium
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what was the starting point for swansong?
the work of amnesty international: saying goodbye. the novel 'a man'
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what is swansongs style of dance?
contemporary with physical contact and balletic movement include theatrical and social dance.
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what is the subject matter for swansong?
human rights, prisoner of conscience
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what is the structure of swansong?(sections)
7 sections, the victim remains on stage throughtout and performs a solo in section 3 and uses a motif that is repeated and developed in section 5 and 7
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how is the lighting used in swansong?
overhead lighting and diagonal shaft of light to maybe suggests natural light and freedom etc from upstage left. footlights creates shadows. overhead lighting focuses on the chair in the interrogation section and when the victim is alone.
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what is the set design in swansong?
bare stage accept chair which suggests a cell. interrogaters always exit the stage right which suggests a single door. chair is used as a weapon, a shield and shackles.
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what props do they use in swansong?
red nose and canes to degrade the victim
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what accompaniment is used in swansong?
electro-acoustic with digitally sampled sounds, vocals, reed pipe and popular dance rhythms. enables us to hear tapping of the feet.
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what is the costume in swansong?
uniforms for the interrogaters and t-shirt and jeans for the victim. in one section the interrogaters where baseball caps and the victim wheres a red nose. interrogaters-military khaki uniform, prisoner-pink tshirt, jeans and jazz shoes
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what key motif do they use in swansong?
bird like movements from the solo
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what could the chair represent in swansong?
loneliness, isolation, cell, safe place, support for balance, burden
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what does the victims first solo represent in swansong?
cry of pain, torture, slow plodding electric notes
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what does the victims 2nd solo represent?
silence-focus on victims emotions, the dance is much faster
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what does the victims final solo represent?
sad, hauting and builds climax
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