17 April 2014
Spring Concert Performance Critique
On Saturday April 12th I attended Grand Valley State Universitys Spring Dance
Concert. There were nine pieces that were performed by students within the Dance
Dance in society
studios, companies, community centers, schools, playgrounds, street corners,
religious institutions, social life, clubs
Upper Paleolithic era
What does it take to be a performer
the audience is.
an active part in the event
has an active role
requires and intellectual participant
if the viewer is receptive viewing the performance can be.
Choreographic elements of dance
Space, Time and Energy
What is a choreographer?
a person that utilizes the medium of dance to create art
how is art created?
by manipulating the elements of space, time, and energy
Primary reasons for creating?
Elements of Improvisation
an act of creating movement spontaneously
what does improvisation require?
exploration (likes, dislikes, strength, weaknesses)
-to break old movement patterns
What is dance to a choreographer
subjects with which choreographers might be concerned
their life experiences
experiences of others
view of the world
what is the creative process
the process of change, devel
Improvisation- the act of creating movement spontaneously with a focus on the movement itself
Organic movement- movement that comes naturally from within
Types of movement-
1. Structural ( set rules)
2. Free ( just begi
Feb. 15, 2014
Wow! A typical response heard multiple times throughout this show. Cirque Du Soleil
is a performance group unlike any other. The show blows your mind away with their unique,
thrilling, and mind boggling acts th
Introduction to Dance
Prof. M. Lohman
Please write an informal letter addressed to me, of 1-2 pages in
length. Use the following questions as a guideline for your
1. Taking into account your previous personal experien
Apr. 8, 2014
George Balachine, (1904-1983), also known as Georgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze, was
born in St. Petersburg, Russia and relocated to the United States in the 1930s. He was best
known for being the most important choreo
Ballet Lecture Notes
An art form that dates back to the 15th century
1. Earliest records is a book of dance instructions by a dancing master names
Domenico da Piacenza
2. Arrival of Catherine de Medici in France (came from Italy and married Henri,
Jan. 14, 2014
Countless road trips, competitions, and numerous days of practice is a day in and day out
commitment for gymnasts. Through my 14 years and counting commitment, Ive had my fair
share of accidents an
Why does an Artist Create?
1. to present something to an audience
2. to communicate with an audience
3. a need for self-expression
".art is communication on the deepest and most lasting level."
Agnes DeMille choreographer and writer.
The viewers job