Unformatted text preview: West Side Story Chapter 7 Function of Dance in Oklahoma ! : used to develop character and express ideas nonverbally-not just used as a break in the action to provide variety-the dance went beyond filling the stage with charming western idioms to accompany the songs Function of Dance in West Side Story : dance defined character and dramatized the action of the play-heavy use off jazz and gymnastics, with a ballet base-Latin dance styles were integrated into the Puerto Rican characters...
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- Fall '09
- Musical theatre, Musical Theatre Review, comedic opera Agnes, charming western idioms, choreographer-directors Jerome Robbins