DANCE

Black American Tap Dancers

WRITE AND SUBMIT A 5-7 PAGE DOUBLE SPACED PAPER ON A BLACK AMERICAN TAP DANCER AND WHY BLACK HISTORY IS […]

May 8th, 2021

DANCE

African Dance

watch this video – Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIEA_A47Nbw  Watch this performance. Then, answer the following questions: Describe this performance with five adjectives.  Is the rhythm consistent and easy to follow? Or is the rhythm complex? What musical instruments are you hearing? What instrument seems to be the foundation of the song? What is the reflection between the dance and rhythm? Does the dancer(s) follow the rhythm precisely? Or do the dancers have moments where they go off the rhythm? Future thinking- how do you think  k-12 students may respond to this music rhythm and dance? Are there any cultural connections?

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Flamenco Dance Discussion

Link to video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkaV-ANUosw  Watch this performance. Then, answer the following questions: Describe this performance with five adjectives.  Is the rhythm consistent and easy to follow? Or is the rhythm complex? What musical instruments are you hearing? What instrument seems to be the foundation of the song? What is the reflection between the dance and rhythm? Does the dancer(s) follow the rhythm precisely? Or do the dancers have moments where they go off the rhythm? Future thinking- how do you think  k-12 students may respond to this music rhythm and dance? Are there any cultural connections?

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Dance Evaluation

Materials: Read chapter 8, the Dance Elements and Vocabulary, and the Background readings on Martha Graham before completing this discussion assignment. Note about outside sources: outside sources are NOT allowed for this assignment. You may only use the materials provided within MyCourses and from the textbook.  Required Minimum Word Count: This assignment requires a minimum of 600 words, excluding any quoted material. An accurate word count must be included in the heading.  Instructions First, carefully watch all of Martha Graham’s Appalachian Spring, 1944. When viewing the performance be an active participant, don’t be a passive consumer.  Work as hard at viewing the piece as the Graham did making the work. During the performance, there are many things to consider: What style of dance is it? Is the performance experimental or conventional? What are the cultural implications of the performance? How do elements of the performance, such as lighting, scenery, and costume, enhance the choreography? How did the performance make you feel?  Second, complete the following:  In the FIRST paragraph: Offer your interpretation of what the performance was about. Start your paragraph with the following phrase: “Appalachian Spring is about_______” and offer specific examples from the performance that support your assertion. To develop your interpretation think about the following: What were the themes of performance?  What were the Graham’s intentions and were they successfully communicated?    What kind of symbolism did Graham use?  How did the design elements (lighting, costume, setting) support the performance and the themes? In the SECOND paragraph:  Analyze the formal qualities of the performance using the Dance Elements and Vocabulary page. You must address the elements of space, time, and energy and incorporate at least 4 other terms from the vocabulary section. Think about the following: Did the choreography flow? What were the dynamics? How did it move in space and what were the motivations for the movements?  Make general comments but also include detailed descriptions. Try to give at least one specific movement image. Example: “In another vignette, a woman seated properly, perpendicularly, on a bench, begins to tilt at an angle. As her legs leave the floor and her torso leans to the side, both she and the bench seem to levitate a little above the floor.” (List of questions is adapted from guidelines here. In the THIRD paragraph:  Reflect on your reaction to the performance. What thoughts or feelings did the performance evoke? How did you understand the story? How does it compare with other dance performances you’ve seen? Do you have a deeper appreciation of dance as a form of art after this module? What impact did this experience have on you? Fourth, proofread your work carefully. Tips on how to proofread effectively can be found here. Links https://marthagraham.org/history/ https://www.pitt.edu/~gillis/dance/martha.html http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/dance/danceguide.html

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Dance Diary

Every student will keep their own diary of the 17 topics above (plus 2 ballet unit questions and one Chicago question), totaling 20 entries for 1 point each. For each journal entry please research and write at least one paragraph (3 sentences minimum).  TOPICS: 1. The Cakewalk & Chlorindy 2. Ziegfeld Follies & Darktown Follies 3. Master Juba & Juba dance 4. “Ballin’ the Jack” & Minstrel Shows 5. The Castle Walk & Fred & Irene Castle 6. Vaudeville 7. Burlesque 9. The Charleston & Josephine Baker 10. Shuffle Along (1921) & Showboat (1927) 11. The Black Bottom 12. The Varsity Drag 13. Katherine Dunham 14. Jack Cole 17. Pepsi Bethel 18. The Savoy Ballroom & the Lindy Hop 19. Gwen Verdon & Bob Fosse (specifically The Pajama Game & Damn Yankees) FOR 8, 15,16 flowing this requirements. -Proper explanation of the topic. (beyond the wiki page) -Why he/she/they/it was important to the history of musical theatre? -How would you personally describe this person/movement/choreography? -For the Chicago breakdown and the Ballet unit, answer the specific questions explained above where these topics are listed.

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Contemporary Hip Hop Culture

1. compare and contrast African and African American traditions as they influence contemporary hip hop culture; 2. discus the social and political conditions during slavery, the Harlem Renaissance and the post-Civil Rights movement as influences on the development of hip hop; 3. describe the artistic language that evolved during slavery, the Harlem Renaissance and the post-Civil Rights movement as influences on the development of hip hop as a postmodern art form; 4. outline the contributions of hip hop pioneers and subsequent generations on dance, music, theatre and literature in American and international popular cultures; 5. recognize the role of gender and gender stereotypes in hip hop dance, music videos, music and theater; 6. summarize the historical evolution of hip hop creators and consumers; 7. analyze rap music as a form of communication and how it relates to the broader culture of hip hop; 8. recognize the impact of artistic improvisation, production, entrepreneurship and technology on hip hop; 9. explain the significance of storytelling to hip hop performance; 10. describe career opportunities related to hip hop in mainstream society; 11. compare and contrast the different techniques of hip hop artists; 12. express the role of minority and non-minority cultures as hip hop audience members, creators and financiers; 13. trace the historic and ongoing role of technology in hip hop production; 14. demonstrate the role of dance, music and language in hip hop performance through a group project; and 15. utilize effective oral, written, visual and/or performance skills to produce a scholarly or creative project.

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Dance Modern Critique

Modern Video Critique Please answer the questions below for the youtube link pasted below. You will need to answer the questions and upload here. You have till the end of this two week module,  2nd Friday , to turn in your answers. This will be 25 points towards this Module If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thank you and have a week.  Akram Khan  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Gl3rVm7SQ 1. What can be said about the music in this work? 2. What can be said about the light? How is it being used? 3. Describe the relationship between the dancers? How does there relationship progress in the first four minutes? 4. The lighting is dark, but how would you describe the dancer’s costumes?  5. What do you think was the inspiration for this work? It can be a very simple concept, what can that be? Ohad Naharin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v6tY_u-Mls (Links to an external site.) Questions 1.) What can been said about the movement in this dance work? What genre of dance is this? 2.) What is the main prop in this dance? What do all the dancers use it for? 3.) What can be said about the costumes? What happens to them throughout the piece? 4.) Describe the music and how it is being used. What significant difference is heard in the dance? 5.) There is definitely a language barrier in the dance, as we may not know what they are saying, but what emotions do you feel are being portrayed?

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Dance Concert Critique

Link to Concert: Online UNLV Dance Concert: Forward Motion Virtual Concert : https://youtu.be/a-XTh-9Yjp8  Dance Critique Requirements: Watch the UNLV Dept. of Dance concert online (links provided above.  Please answer the reflective thinking questions below.  What insights did you gain from this experience? 1.    What was the name of the concert that you viewed?  2.    Who choreographed the dance selection you enjoyed most? 3.    What particular observations about the elements of dance helped you to enjoy this selection? Be specific. Review the dynamics and subtleties of the piece.  Identify what was intriguing about the piece?  What did I learn today that helped me grow or appreciate how others think.  4.    What changes would you have made to this dance selection to make it more effective? You can include music, costumes, lighting, etc. 5.    If you enjoyed the entire concert equally, explain why. If you didn’t like any of the concert explain why, and how you think it could be improved. Write a 1500 word paper.    What was the name of the concert that you attended?  Write on each piece presented by name and choreographer.    Reflect on the strength of the theme, lighting, costumes and movement.  Give insight to your opinion by using comparison or personal experience as you relate to the content of the dance.  You may also analyze the dance as pure dance and motion reflecting on the emotional or kinesthetic sensations produced.    What insights did you gain from this dance concert? How did the piece effect you personally? Review the dynamics and subtleties of the piece. Identify what was intriguing about the piece?  What did I learn today that helped me grow or appreciate how others think.  What changes would you have made to one or more of the dances to make it more effective?  You can include music, costumes, lighting, etc.     

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

World Dance

Name of Dance *List the country and tribe or ethnic group that the dance is from *Meaning/Cultural Significance/Purpose of the Dance *List three African Derived Dance Characteristics that are present in this dance

Mar 27th, 2021

DANCE

Movement Observation Paper

1.    Notice and observe movement in the world around you. This can be actual dance movement, general movement of people or crowds, or movement of objects, such as cars in traffic, or natural elements, such as wind blowing leaves. 2.    Spend 5 days observing movement and journaling about your experience. Write down at least 3 movement observations on each of the 5 days. You will have 15 total movement examples. 3.    After you have completed this exercise, write a 2-3 page reflection paper about the experience. Papers must be 500-750 words. Include your list of 15 movement examples at the end of your paper. (These examples are NOT part of the 500-750 word count). Use Times New Roman 12 point font, one-inch margins, page numbers in the bottom right hand corner, and double space. Save your paper as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Mar 27th, 2021

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