batsheva - Charlotte Barillier 3049947 Dance 45 Winter 2009...

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Charlotte Barillier 3049947 Dance 45 Winter 2009 The Unity of Dance: Batsheva Dance Group The entire Batsheva work, composed of short individual pieces performed by ten dancers, encompassed the theme of unity. The dancer divided, dancing alone with their own original movements, however always returned to dance together. The concept of unity is portrayed in the second dance of the collection, where the dancers perform together to the sound of a ticking clock. The piece began with the men who were, although moving in different individual movements, dancing to form something bigger. Then, the women joined on the stage, where the entire company continued in a synchronized dance. I was intrigued by the uniformity of the group, having only the sound of a tick-tock of a clock. The dancers repeated one step of movements; they would shiver and twitch, fall to the ground, race to one side of the stage, and march back to where they were. Occasionally the entire group fell together, however, they also
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course DANCE DANCE 45 taught by Professor Press during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

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