Within Her Eyes

How many dancers are there?
2 - one female, one man.
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What is the choreographic intention?
To create a dance that maintaines a emotional intensity.
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Was the aural setting made specifically for this dance?
Yes, it was composed by Seymour Milton. The music combines electronic elements with string and piano to create a haunting and emotive atmosphere.
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What is the structure of this piece?
Prologue, then six sections.
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What are the dancers wearing?
The female dancer is wearing beige coloured clothing (a skirt and a shirt). The male dancer is wearing a khaki jumper and black jeans.
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Why do they wear such contrasting colours?
The female dancer wears beige colours to shower her innocence, her blending into the background and her being emotionless. The male dancer wear such contrasting colours to show that they are two different people and how he’s earth bound unlike her.
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What lighting does this piece use?
Natural lighting.
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Why doesn’t she show her face in the prologue?
To show how she’s grieving as she has lost someone close to her. This shows her vulnerability.
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Why is the beginning set on a field?
To show their isolation. The mountains show their powerfulness together as emotions are high.
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Why is moving closer set on a vast open field?
To show that they are less isolated and that they are growing together.
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Why is flow one set in a dense forest?
To show that they are moving closer together, the broken trees symbolises their crack in their relationship.
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Why is the section kneeling so significant?
This is the first moment when she looks at ther partner. The long grass is hiding their relationship, but she doesn’t want to admit that she’s falling in love.
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Why does flow two have quick changes between the setting?
It shows her confusion in her mind and how serious the relation ship is getting.
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Why in the floor section is the sky very dark?
It shows how gloomy the relationship is getting and how it’s coming to an end.
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What happens to the music in the prologue?
The music starts subtly with quiet electronic sounds and slowly starts to build up in volume, this build suspense and creates tension. It also adds to the lonely atmosphere.
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Why is the music quiet in the beginning section?
To show the weak and fragile early stances of a relationship.
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Why are there long violin notes that rise in pitch in the moving closer section?
To show the progress in the relationship.
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Why is there a tremolo in the strings in the section of flow one?
To show the progress in the relationship.
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Why does the dramatic build up end when kneeling starts?
To show that space and quietness shows their intimacy
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Why does the accompaniment get faster in flow two?
To show that she is confused in the relationship, and to build up to a climax.
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Why does the music leave with a haunting sound at the end of the floor section?
To show the contrast to the other sections.
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