GCSE Dance - Shadows
Phoenix Dance Theatre
26th Nov 2014
Date of first performance
Modern dance techniques with classical and contemporary dance language termed "neo-classical"
Doesn't prepare movement, work with dancers. The 'anxiety of the music' greatly influenced the movement.
Music, European history and tradition. Relationship between family
Reference to past. Small family in Eastern Europe but left to people's interpretation
4 (2 male/2 female)
Arvo Part's 'Frates', prerecord for performance (not live)
Clear link between movement and music
Violin and piano. No break in tempo. Minor key.
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.
John B Read. Creates intimate space or room
Minimal set, bare walls and floor. Table, bench, 2 stools, coat stand, suitcases
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