Choreography Essays

History of Dance

How could you leave your country? The place you grew up in, how could you leave your loved ones in a place so bad you had to flee it yourself? The production of ‘Look the other way’ choreographed by Cadi McCarthy is clearly emotionally attached to the performers. Look the other way describes how people had to leave their home and become refugees, their fear and hatred needing the encouragement to move forward. The mixture of contemporary and hip hop…

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Mats Ek

Introduction In this essay I will present one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, Mats Ek. I will describe his specific stylistic characteristics, themes and dance vocabulary bringing as examples some of his most important re-adapted works such as Giselle, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Life and career Mats Ek was born in Malmo, Sweden on the 18 of April 1945. He came from a very culturally active background: he was the son of a famous Swedish actor…

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Gender Role

Falling Angels is a trip the jobless fantastic toe choreographed by Jiri Kylian and is accompanied by the song Drumming from Steve Reiches. The relationship between the music and the move is fully represented in sections throughout the piece. Kylian finished the dance in 1989 which is a period when there was a commixture of music and freedom within the move workforcet of dance. Falling Angels is performed by octad women dancing to rhythmic drumming. Women in that period of…

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Dance – Performance

New Moves, choreographed and performed by the students of the Cornish College of the Arts at the Broadway Performance Hall amazed me with how the dancers were able to express emotional moments in nature and life through various dance techniques. The first piece, Tiger Lily 96 performed by Elise Laundles and Collen McNeary, contains two young female dancers simulating birds hatching as they transform their bodies from being trapped in the egg to a great bird spreading its wings. The…

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Participation Dance

On Thursday October 28th at Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts the grade twelve’s performed their ISU pieces in the theater. It was 3:30p. m after school hours. The piece I chose to critique was called, “Beyond the Reflection. ” This piece was done to the song called Primavera. Adelaide Batuk, Julianna Bissessar and Jacalyn choreographed this piece. The dancers were Josephine Di Cosmo, P. J. Elisha, Melanie Ferrara, Lauren Paul and Chelsea Santoli. In the piece Beyond the Reflection,…

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Biography of Christopher Bruce

Christopher Bruce was born on the 3rd of October 1945 in England, he started studying dancing at 11 years old, and he began with tap and ballet. After studying at the Rambert School Christopher Bruce joined Rambert Ballet in 1963, where he quickly became the leading male dancer. Bruce appeared in works such as Don Quixote in 1964 and Coppelia in 1966. Then the company began to experiment with ballet and modern, combining them to form, specifically the Martha Graham…

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