VOCAB 5 DECODING - effects to some degree Ask yourself if...

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Dance 110 Vocabulary: Decoding This is not a list of vocabulary to memorize but a list of to help you think about what a dance may be trying to do. Dances - Some Possible Effects You may find only one primary effect, or you may find that two or more of these work together. These are not the only possibilities or the only way to think about effects. They are a place to start. Thematic Narrative (story with a clear plot) Mood (for example - eerie, bright, meditative, celebratory) Environment/creation of place Character(s) (may happen without a story) Emotion(s) (Which one(s)? These may or may not go along with either a story or a character) Concept Connection, falling, climbing Love, beauty, chaos Treadmills, moving furniture Abstract Form and Structure - about the movement for its own sake. (All dances create these
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Unformatted text preview: effects to some degree. Ask yourself if this is what the dance seems to be primarily about.) • Use of space • Use of bodies • Organization and shape • Movement qualities • Choreographic structure (sections, repetition of phrases, variation, sequencing, relationship to music) • Embodying or depicting a work of art from another medium • Music (the piece used for the dance) • Painting • Sculpture • Poetry • Novel (narrative or abstract narrative) What does the dance ask of the audience? Passive viewing Active viewing What does the dance offer the viewer? Entertainment Appeal to the senses (vision, hearing, provoke a physical response) Stimulate emotions Challenge or provoke Make you think...
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