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A/V Tech: Performing Arts
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an individual who creates dance sequences or body movements for specific styles of dance
a drama or play in which some or all lines of dialog are sung
theater set pieces designed and painted in a way that causes the viewer or audience members to perceive distance and depth
the sets of technical skills associated with theater, film, or television production, such as lighting, set construction, make-up, sound, and costumes
a form of American entertainment popular in the early 20th century that presented a variety of performers on stage, such as comedians, circus actors, and musicians
The 16th century in Italy saw the creation of a popular new kind of performing art, in which stories were set to music. Identify this form of art
In 1763, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart embarked on a European tour with his father and sister. To make this tour possible, the Mozart family needed help from many non-musicians. From the following list, choose the non-performer jobs that helped these musicians entertain so many people around Europe.
technicians, production managers, and travel planers
18th-century Europe saw the development of important new forms of performing art. From what you learned in this lesson, identify two of those new performing arts
symphonies and ballet
Which of the following statements reflects the most important impact of gaslights on the theater in 19th century America?
Gaslights allowed directors and producers to use lighting for artistic effect and helped to create the roles of set designers and lighting technicians.
Which of the following is the most likely reason that most theaters in the United States were along the East Coast during the 19th century?
The west had not yet been fully developed.
During the 19th century, the performing arts could sometimes be a dangerous occupation, and the first labor union to protect performers was formed in 1893. From what you've read in this lesson, predict possible dangers that performers might have encountered.
burns from gas footlights
Which of the following statements best represents the impact vaudeville had on the film industry?
vaudeville performances and stars
How did the lack of trained choreographers in the early 20th century lead to the establishment of modern dance?
-lack of trained choreographers
In the 20th century, Americans developed two unique forms of performing arts. Identify them from the following choices
jazz and vaudeville
Which of the following statements best compares and contrasts the performing arts in the 18th and 19th centuries?
Europe center of performing 18th 19th
small 7"vinyl records that contained one song on each side, so called because they turned at 45 revolutions per minute (45 RPM)
a type of recording technology popular in the 1960s and 1970s that used magnetic tape loops to record and play back up to eight or 10 songs
a method used to obtain funding for projects in which small donations are solicited from large groups of people
a personality trait in which an individual enjoys social interaction and is comfortable being the center of attention
a personality trait in which an individual is more comfortable being alone or with few people and have less comfort interacting in group situations
vinyl records that could store up to 20 minutes of music on each side, very popular from the 1950s through the 1970s. LPs typically played at 33 1/3 RPM
general term for equipment used to record and/or play back sound; with a capital P, the first record player invented by Thomas Edison
video cassette recorder, a magnetic tape device in a plastic case that was used to record and play back combined audio and visual content
Which of the following was the most significant impact the phonograph had on the recording arts industry?
The phonograph led to mass distribution of recordings.
Which of the following aspects of the LP most likely led to the development of magnetic sound recording equipment, such as the 8-track and cassette tape?
Which of the following was the most significant impact of the NEA?
The funding for more performing arts facilities allowed more audiences to experience the arts and spurred artistic production.
Which of the following statements best compares and contrasts vinyl and digital recordings?
give sudiences acess to their fav artists virtually anywhere
Which of the following quantities has decreased with the advent of digital technology?
attendance at live performances
A new music artist is working to establish her career. She has produced her own CD and is scheduling live performances at small venues. She wants to keep her performance costs low and focus on getting her music to audiences.
using digital keyboard to emulate guitar and drum tracks insread of a whole band
Which of the following would be the best way for a new music group to acquire funds to produce an album?
set up a crowdfunding site
Only extroverts can have careers in the performing arts industry.
Introverts are more likely to work with a large group of people.
Which career in the performing arts industry would be most stable?
a legal protection that allows the creator of original material to control who else is able to use the material and under what conditions it may be used
individuals who are self-employed, working with client companies or individuals for specific projects for specific periods of time
consent or authorization to use
material that isn't copyrighted and is therefore available for use by the public without acquiring consent from the creator of the material
one of annual array of awards for excellence in Broadway plays
Permission must be sought in order to use a play that is in the public domain
Which of the following is usually required when securing permission to use a copyrighted work?
a fee paid to the owner of the work
A stage musical is set to be produced in a large outdoor theater. The production will include a live orchestra, chorus members, dancers, and the lead actors. As the producer is reviewing the casting budget, she realizes it will go over the pre-determined allotment. The production company cannot afford to hire a professional orchestra or chorus, but the producer does not want to sacrifice the quality of the production by eliminating these two elements. Which of the following decisions could the producer make to reduce expenses while retaining quality?
use a local community orchestra instead of a professional orchestra
Which of the following is the principle benefit of registering a copyright with the United States Copyright Office
registering with us copyright office documents the copyright and add extra legal protection
A dance production manager is working on a ballet production. The director has a vision to contemporize a classical ballet to make it more appealing to younger audiences. However, the director and the choreographer are not getting along. For every decision the director makes, the choreographer has a different idea. Tensions are high and the production is suffering. Which of the following might the production manager do to assist in this situation?
Schedule a meeting with the director and choreographer to re-establish the purpose and vision of the production.
Which of the following might an undergraduate, pursuing a degree in dance production management, do to build a resume?
Seek an internship with a professional dance company.
Which of the following is the primary difference in education between production managers for stage, dance, and music?
Production managers in music can choose a degree in music engineering instead of an arts degree.
A music production manager is scheduling a concert tour for an up-and-coming band. The band is integrating new technology into their performance and has some specific production requirements, including the ability to project images on multiple screens throughout the venue. When the band arrives to set up for a concert at one of the venues, they find that the facility does not have the projection capacity they were told it would have. Which of the following would a production manager most likely do in this situation?
re-work the performance lineup
A music production manager must obtain an undergraduate degree in production management.
Both stage and dance production managers are responsible for the budget, the hiring of the production crew, and the scheduling of rehearsals. Which of the following statements best contrasts the role of production manager for stage and dance?
A dance production manager will work as closely with a choreographer as with the director of the production.
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