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GCSE Dance Swansong Fact File

STUDY
PLAY
Choreographer
Christopher Bruce
Company
Rambert Dance Company
Date first performed
November 1987
Accompaniment
Philip Chambon
Electro-acoustic with digitally sampled sounds
Popular dance rhythms
Unaccompanied interludes to hear tapping
Composed with choreographer
Costume
Christopher Bruce
Uniforms for interrogators
T-shirt and jeans for victim
Lighting
David Mohr
Overhead lighting + diagonal shaft of light = natural light
Footlights create shadows
Atmospheric
Set
Christopher BruceBare stage except for chair = cell
Interrogators always exit stage right = door
Chair = weapon, shield and shackles
Props = degrade victim
Staging
Proscenium
Dancers
3 men (can be 3 women or mixed cast)
Dance style
Contemporary with physical contact and balletic movements
References to social and theatrical dance
Choreographic style
Episodic, dramatic, thematic
Theme
Human rights, prisoner of conscience
Starting Point
Work of Amnesty International
Saying goodbye to dancers career
Experiences of Chilean poet Victor Jara
Novel 'A Man'
Structure/Sections
Introduction followed by 7 sections
Victim remains on stage and performs solo in section 3 with repeated motifs in sections 5 & 7
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