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GCSE Dance - Shadows

STUDY
PLAY
Christopher Bruce
Choreographer
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Company
26th Nov 2014
Date of first performance
Modern dance techniques with classical and contemporary dance language termed "neo-classical"
Dance style
Doesn't prepare movement, work with dancers. The 'anxiety of the music' greatly influenced the movement.
Choreographic approach
Music, European history and tradition. Relationship between family
Stimulus
Reference to past. Small family in Eastern Europe but left to people's interpretation
Choreographic intention
4 (2 male/2 female)
Dancers
Arvo Part's 'Frates', prerecord for performance (not live)
Clear link between movement and music
Violin and piano. No break in tempo. Minor key.
Aural setting
Gendered, 1930-40, colours muted and worn. Simple skirts, shirts, trousers, dresses. Dancers put on shoes and coats to leave. Son/daughter coats are oversized to show poverty.
Costume
John B Read. Creates intimate space or room
Lighting
End stage
Performance environment
Minimal set, bare walls and floor. Table, bench, 2 stools, coat stand, suitcases
Staging/set