Dance Final


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Theatre Etiquette
• Do not show up late
• Cell phones off
• Do not talk during the performance
• Be presentable, don't show up in pjs or a hat
• Do not bring sings or noise makers
• Do not leave in the middle of the performance
• Do not take pictures
• You may bring a note book and something to write with •
-Have to write in the dark
Aesthetic distance
• The maintaining of artistic illusion by sufficient physical or other separation or detachment
• The gap between a viewer's conscious reality and the fictional reality presented in a work of art
The area of the stage in front of the proscenium arch
Arena theatre
A theater without a proscenium, in which the stage is at the center of the auditorium and is surrounded by seats. Also called theater-in-the-round
The pipes where soft goods and scenic elements are tried. The fly system raises and lowers the battens to change the scene on stage
Complete absence of stage lighting. Exit signs and other emergency lighting must remain on at all times
An elevated pipe holding lighting instruments to create sidelight
usually made of heavy velour, they are wide, short draperies that span the width of the stage
The directive given to technical people to do something during the performance. This includes sounds, lighting and fly cues
Cyc or cyclorama
The large, usually white, fabric hung at the back of the theatre space. It can be used for lighting effects and a projection surface. In some theatres it is curved.
Front of the house
The area beyond the stage that is supervised by the House Manager and ushers
The audience seating area
The large fabric panels used in a theatre to create entrances and to mask the space. The use of legs creates wings
Projections (video)
Use of video content from a projector to create still or moving images in the performance space. This can be done as a Front Projection or a Rear Projection depending on the material used to show the images.
Proscenium Theatre
A theatre space where the audience is seated on one side and there is a picture frame opening. Often, a proscenium theatre will also have an orchestra pit.
A large soft good used in theatre made of a gauzy material. When lit from the front, it appears to be solid. When lit from the back, it becomes somewhat transparent.
A lighting instrument that is used for a very specific purpose, rather than being a part of a system of light such as an area light or color wash.
Light Booth
Where the lighting designer controls the light cues for a production
"spot for dancers"
A special light that follows a specific dancer or group of dancers
Orchestra Pit
Where the orchestra is placed, usually below the apron, they remained unseen, but the sound carries up and outward. Not every performance uses live music. Recorded Music is used, or a sound score.
Set pieces
A piece of scenery used as part of a stage set, as a profile or three-dimensional construction built to stand independently on the stage floor
An object used on stage during a performance. It is considered to be anything movable or portable on a stage or a set, distinct from the scenery, costumes and electrical equipment
Technical rehearsal
A rehearsal where the technical elements are added to the work. This includes lighting, sound, scenic elements, props, etc. In some cases it is the only time for the designers to work with the creator to craft the cues for the work
Thrust theatre
A theatre where playing space is surrounded by seating on three sides. It may have a proscenium like open at the back of the playing space
Artistic director
Responsible for artistic decisions and some business decisions
• Choreography for the company
• Invite guest choreographers
• Deal with schedules
• Financial concerns
• Fund raising efforts
• Hire/Fire
Who is the artistic director for the U.S. dance company?
Susan Anderson
Steps in the Production Process
• Budget
• Where and When
• Publicity
• Tickets
• Costumes/lighting/sets and scenery
• Rehearsals/schedules
• Cast
People Behind the Production: The Support Staff
• Board of Directors
• Business Manager
• Public Relations
• Graphics Company
• Box office Manager
• Stage Manager
• Producion Manager
The Artistic Collaborator
-The Lighting Designer
• The Costume Designer
• The Set and Scenic Designer
• Composers and Musicians
Screen dance/video dance
A genre made for the camera where movement is the primary expressive element in the work rather than dialogue or music (not a narrative movie or a music video)
Dance technology
Application of modern information technology in activities related to dance: in dance education, choreography, performance, and research.
• *fusion of lights, cameras, and computers (the use of projection)
Using more than one medium of expression or communication; the use of a variety of artistic or communicative media
Using or involving several media, as dance, slides, music, film, and painting, simultaneously; multimedia
Media Art
Refers to artworks that depends on a technological component to function. The term "media" applies to any communication device used to transmit and store information
A collaboration between Merce Cunningham and multimedia artists Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar.
• Live dancers partner onstage with virtual characters
• Haunting music
-In the background on the cyc are colorful lines and figures and objects from outer space elements
-Sharp, bending motions and flexible positions
Bill T. Jones
Ghostcatching, 1999.
• Jones appears onscreen as a chalk-like drawing- a beautiful web of colors weaving through each other as he dances.
• Music is Jones humming, singing, and speaking
In Plane (1994) MidiDancers
-Choreographer Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio- multimedia since 1989.
The computer was programmed to sense her movement phrases and detect when to begin the visual projection- when she plummeted to the floor, a prerecorded version of her leapt onto a screen.
• The result is a struggle between the performer and her virtual self.
• The media was controled by bending sensors in Dawn's joints.
a graphic programming environment that provides interactive control over digital media, with special emphasis on real-time manipulation of digital video.
• Developed in 1999 by media artist Mark Coniglio
• Named after Isadora Duncan
• The computer program allows you to build a series of interactive effects, using a scene editor and toolbox that can be manipulated by lighting, music, and other stage cues
60 Seconds Dance
60secondsdance is an international online competition for dance films with the duration of one minute
Hearts & Arrows
Directed and choreographed by Benjamin Millepede
-Music: Philip Glass "Mishima"
-Director of Photography: Ben Seresin
-This film was made possible with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels
• L.A. Dance Project- performers
Fat Boy Slim- Dance with Camera
• Weapon of Choice
• Christopher Walken
• 4 min
-Tap shoes along with jazz
-Man in hotel lobby in a gray suit with a red tie and nice shoes
-More modern music and movements
-At one point, the man jumps off the railing and floats through the air which makes the dance more interesting as it is creative and different from a regular performance, can't see that type of dance in a theatre unless the dancer is suspended by wires which the audience can still see
Hearts & Arrows- Costumes, Dancers, Music, Choreography
8 dancers in total- 3 girls and 5 boys
-All dressed in casual clothing: pants with different colored t-shirts, socks, and sneakers
-Intense violin music and dramatic movements
-Contemporary dance- bending motions, turns, and level changes to and from the ground
-Also pedestrian movements that include running, walking, and sitting
-Dances take place in various outside locations near telephone poles and trucks in what appear to be alleys and city streets
-Music stops whenever the dancers are still or sitting, and the silence is often accompanied by one dancer walking and the other staring
-Fav part was when 7 dancers built a circle around the one male in a black shirt and gray jeans and danced in synchronization around him
Where did Sy come from?
Originally a Cambodian court dancing, Sy was then brought to America by Anne Bass who was the film-maker that discovered him
Where did Sy study dance in America and who were his teachers?
Sy studied at the School of American Ballet
-Peter Boal: Assistant director at the School of American Ballet who interviewed Sy and said he wasn't ready for his lack of training and technique
-Spent 2 years alone in a studio with Olga studying ballet
-Really tough for Sy- he and Olga had many miscommunications due to a language barriesr
-He got cramps and was in much pain because his body was not ready for 2 hour training session
-Sy realizes now that Olga, although difficult, was the best, as she taught him so many things and movements in such a short period of time
-Graduated in 2006
Does Sy make it in the dancing world?
Sy got a job in Seattle performing for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company and continues to go back to Cambodia to perform for his hometown
Why is Sy's story so important?
-The story of Sy shows the fluidity of dance across cultures
-Dance is not necessarily a universal language, as it can differ in different places, but people all across the world can connect through dance
-Sy's story is one of growth and adaptation, as he develops his dancing talent and grows to master the art
Misty Copeland
-First African American principal lead dancer of the American Ballet Theatre
-Received abuse from her husband (racial slurs)
-Fast learner- learned how to dance on her toes within a three month period
-Received much recognition at a young age
-At age 15, she won a Music Center Spotlight Award
-Attended a summer dance intensive program on a full scholarship
-In 2015, she was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People
-Under Armor's "I Will What I Want" video campaign
-Member of former president Barack Obama's Council of Fitness
-Changed the face of the ballerina as an athlete
Paula Abdul
-Born in San Fran, California and started dancing at 8 years old
-At age 15, received a scholarship to Palm Spring Dance school
-Ballet, tap, and jazz
-Head choreographer for the Laker girls - pop and R&B
-Hired as assistant dance director by Jackson 5
-Judge on American Idol, X factor, and So You Think You Can Dance
-First album was on the billboard 200 charts for 12 weeks
-Won 2 Emmys and 17th American music awards
La la la Human Steps "Amelia"
Choreographed by Edouard Locks
• Lalala Human Steps- Canadian Dance Company
• Made for fim