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and make an essay with the following requeriments:
Paper should be a five paragraph essay, typed in MLA format, size 12 Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.
Paragraph One: Introduction State the “who, what, where, when” of the performance. Briefly describe the company and the choreographer.
Paragraph Two: Descriptio – This paragraph should communicate how the dance looked and sounded. Describe the dance in detail focusing on the elements of time, space, and energy. Include costuming, lighting, music, text, sounds, props, and anything else on the stage (sculptures, sets, etc.). Look for interrelationships among the movement, such as repetition and variation of the movement theme, organization into clear sections, and the relationships of the dancers. How does the dance relate to the audience? Is the energy projected out or does it draw the spectator in?
Paragraph Three: Analysis – This is your interpretation of the dance. State the dance genre and style (remember that many contemporary choreographers combine different styles). Determine the choreographer’s intent. Is the dance narrative, non-narrative, improvisation, or abstract? Do you believe that the choreographer chose to allow the medium of movement to be the message or does the movement tell a story or convey a specific message or statement?
Paragraph Four: Evaluation – This paragraph conveys how well the choreographer fulfilled his/her intent. Your personal opinion and judgment is the basis for this paragraph. Was the dance successful? Why or why not? Was the choreographer successful in communicating an overall idea?Were the dancers technically proficient at performing the work? How did the lighting, set design, costumes, and music enhance or diminish the dance? Although your opinions are important here, be aware of your own biases. Be specific in supporting your likes and dislikes.
Paragraph Five: Context/ Conclusion – How does this dance connect to other dance performances that you have experienced or learned? How does it connect to dance history and current trends of dance making? Would you recommend this performance to others? Would you attend more performances by this company or by other dance companies in the future? How did this experience affect your ideas about dance as an art form?