GCSE AQA 2018 dance
Terms in this set (36)
what are the four performance skills?
physical skills (11)
expressive skills (6)
projection, focus, spatial awareness, facial expression, phrasing, musicality
technical skills (tradssr)
sense of style
mental skills (mccc)
why should you cool down after dancing
return heart rate to normal
prevent pooling of blood
reduce muscle pain and joint stiffness
studio safety (3)
correct temp (not too cold)
enough space between dancers
what are the choreographic devices?
motif and development
manipulation of number
unison and canon.
A LIHNA CURVA: choreographer, company, date premiered, dance style?
samba, capoeira, contemporary
A LIHNA CURVA: choreographic approach
collaorative- dancers make own solos
A LIHNA CURVA: stimuli
A LIHNA CURVA: number of dancers, structure, peerformance environment
Curved line, ensemble and narrative sections
A LIHNA CURVA: choreographic intent
have fun-celebrating Brazilian culture
Men showing off and competing for women
When does A LIHNA CURVA use: Direct correlation, Music visualisation, Complimentary style
DC: throughout- especially adage septet, slow sustained, mysterious
MV: 'ting' in percussion echoes chin hitting forehead
CS: percussion instruments compliment samba and capoeira styles of dance
A LINHA CURVA: costume (6)
-black mesh sleeveless vests
-tight fitting brightly coloured (10 different colours)wet looking lycra shorts
-matching coloured zips that go across the vests in different directions
-open top for men, open back for women
-similar to show unity but slight differences in hair and colours to show individuality
-reflective disks catch audiences attention and compliment the lighting
A LIHNA CURVA: staging and setting (4)
-musicians on raised platform upstage
-empty black box stage
-5 b lack skateboards used to go stage left to stage right
A LINHA CURVA: lighting (5)
- 49 overhead lights pointing directly downwards creating different formations
-lights create 7x7 formations
-vibrant colours and changing patterns
- two large white washes of light positioned upstage left
-warm orange side lighting in male battle section
A LINHA CURVA: aural setting (6)
- over 50 intsruments (drums, percussion, boom whackers, bongos, congas etc)
-loud vocals in opening section chanting 'Tum Tarraka Tum'
-rhythms predominantly samba based
-live musicians visible on raised platform
-structure of music communicates title and stimulus of 'a curved line'
-quick rhythms create lively exciting atmosphere
WITHIN HER EYES: choreographer, company, date premiered dance style?
Jame Cousins Dance Company
WITHIN HER EYES: choreographic approach?
Improvisations were filmed where the female wasn't touching the floor with different rules: not looking, pulling away, intimacy
WITHIN HER EYES: stimuli? (6)
Love story with a twist- loss, love, dependency, loyalty, longing, memory.
WITHIN HER EYES: number of dancers, structure, performance environment?
A prologue with 6 continuous sections in one seamless journey
Site-sensitive & dance for camera
WITHIN HER EYES: choreographic intent?
High emotional intensity
Abstract love story
Female leads all movement
Total contact throughout- female never touch floor
Narrative of female's pull to late lover and trying to allow herself to move on with a man that cares so much for her- opening and closing movements
WITHIN HER EYES: how direct correlation and music visualisation is used?
DC: two clear halves in the music reflect structure of choreography narrative and two clear climaxes
MV: pause in the music and silence for significant moment when dancers look at each other for the first time- adds to sense of intimacy and creates a clear highlight
WITHIN HER EYES: costume (6)
-female wears short beige skirt and delicate long sleeved blouse
-in prologue female wears a beige knitted cardigan
-male dancer wears dark khaki thick knitted jumper and trousers
-both dancers have there hair up and out of their faces in very casual styles
-both wear stylized everyday clothes
-male wears shoes, women doesn't
WITHIN HER EYES: staging and stetting (5)
-6 locations (graveyard, field, cliff top, forest, quarry)
-locations become more enclosed throughout dance
female walks through isolated graveyard in prologue
-vast open landscapes suggest loneliness
-harsh quarry suggests tension
WITHIN HER EYES: lighting (7)
-all filmed in natural light with changes in the weather
-grey gloomy light in prologue
-over cast but lighter sky in the beginning
-darker lighting in forest with small shafts of light suggesting glimpses of hope.
-progression of light to dark throughout dance shows time passing
-final section lighting is filmed in the evening so a lot darker
-darker tone was added post-production
WITHIN HER EYES: aural setting (8)
-pre-recorded fusion of classical instruments and electronic sounds (piano, strings, wind) creates contrast
-soft quiet piano notes in the beginning section
-wind sounds that enhance the vast open landscapes
-denser more frequent strings build tension in forest
-minimalistic piano in kneeling section
-flow 2 includes dramatic string chords and heavy piano notes over a ominous drone sound
-final low piano notes as her feet are lowered to the floor
-electronic low pitch rumbles at the end
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: choreographer, company, date premiered, dance style?
Inclusive contemporary dance
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: choreographic approach?
collaborative- material developed from Jones' movement in a wheel chair
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: number of dancers, structure, performance environment?
S1: underlying tension S2: seeking liberation S3: aftermath of tragedy where dancers are pensive
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: choreographic intent?
Coming to terms with life's limitations and living in certain confinements
Finding resolution by coming together
Surrendering to the fact the we are all living with individual regrets
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: how is direct correlation used?
slow minimal notes made on the piano compliment the slow minimal gestures performed by Laura and Dave in the opening. Dave's solo- mouthing the words to the song 'sunshine of your smile'
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: costume (5)
-Toole wears a brown smart suit with a plan green shirt and smart brown shoes
-colours are mainly pale blues, greens and beige
-dripping colour effect inspired by Durovic
-every day clothes to show personal experiences
-Lauro jones wears a short sleeve blue tshirt with grey formal trousers
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: staging ()
-floor pale grey with wooden edge round the sides to reflect the shape and the restriction of the vitrine
-vitrine placed USL laying on its side, filled with snow
-headless mannequin wearing suit
-backdrop with vertical drips of paint(green, brown, blue) links to stimulus of Goran Djuvoric's paintings from the collection called Unknown Secrets
-liner pathways of paper snow from DSR to USL
-wheel chair placed on side positioned DSR
ARTIFICIAL THINGS: lighting ()
-blue and white washes