GCSE Dance - Shadows

STUDY
PLAY
Choreographer
Christopher Bruce
Company
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Date of first performance
26th Nov 2014
Dance style
Modern dance techniques with classical and contemporary dance language termed "neo-classical"
Choreographic approach
Doesn't prepare movement, work with dancers
Stimulus
Music, European history and tradition. Relationship between family
Choreographic intention
Reference to past. Small family in Eastern Europe but left to people's interpretation
Dancers
4 (2 male/2 female)
Aural setting
Frates prerecord
Clear link between movement and music
Violin and piano
Costume
Gendered, 1930-40, colours muted and worn. Simple skirts, shirts, trousers, dresses. Dancers put on shoes and coats to leave
Lighting
John B Read. Creates intimate space or room
Performance environment
End stage
Staging/set
Minimal set, bare walls and floor. Table, bench, 2 stools, coat stand, suitcases