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Unformatted text preview: -2 year run-Tony nominated-Critically acclaimed but divisive-Still widely produced Broadway revival planned for this summer B. Laurie Carlos (Lady in Blue) Major jazz aesthetic figure today F. Paula Moss (Lady in Green) Early collaborator with Shange Choreography 4. Choreopoem Shange’s term Characteristics-Written in poetic form-Elements:-Speech / Spoken word-Dance / Movement-Song Every piece of language lives in the body “I’m a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people’s lives.” Discussion • Form of style o relationship to Jazz Aesthetic:-dialect, slang, musical story sense…-multiple voices talking about similar things-improvisatory feel (dance), repetition o use of language – slang, text idea of wording o relationship to performance art • Naming: o symbolism of colors...
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- Spring '08
- Microeconomics, Shange, Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, African American female, jazz aesthetic figure