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1

What are the 2 stimuli?

Freedom of expression
The music ‘til enda’

2

What are the 2 choreographic intentions?

An emotional journey
Order and chaos

3

What are the 3 choreographic approaches?

He approached this through the music (musicality)
Exploring hip hop movement in a contemporary way
He uses signature movement

4

What are the genres of the dance?

Locking
Hip hop
Krumping
Popping
Breaking

5

What are the 4 sections of the dance?

1. Genesis
2. Growth and struggle
3. Flow and connection between people
4. Empowerment

6

What is the structure?

Episodic
Each section is a story itself but they are all connected

7

What are the 4 types of lighting?

Wash - 3 and 4
Sidelight - 2
Cyc flood - 4
Spotlight - 1
Floodlight

8

What happens with lighting in section 1 and 2?

1 - A dark stage that has bright spotlights with individual dancers inside each one, the spotlights are a cold blue colour.
2 – A bright side light from stage left that shines onto the dancers, it is much brighter than stage right which has darker blue tones.

9

How does the lighting communicate the 2 stimuli and the 2 choreographic intents?

Stimuli...
‘Til enda’ - The music is powerful and there is an electric blue wash, till enda is also the climax and there is a lit white cyc to change the mood.
Freedom of expression - In genesis there are blue pools on the floor, each house a dancer doing different things.
Choreographic intent...
An emotional journey - watery blue at the start to symbolise birth, this builds to a more powerful blue as the dancers progress this symbolises a buildup of energy.
Order and chaos - at times the spotlights are in strict ordered formations (order.)

10

What is the costume in the dance?

Plain blue t-shirts and trousers for every dancer.
Some dancers also wear their own jewellery

11

How does the costume communicate the stimuli and the choreographic intent?

Stimuli...
Freedom of expression - Dancers wear their own jewellery which shows their individuality.
Choreographic intent…
Order and chaos – order as shown by the dancers wearing the same costume. Chaos is shown by those wearing their own jewellery.

12

What is the set design?

It is an empty black box
At the end of section 3, the black backdrop lifts to reveal a white cyclorama.

13

How does the set communicate the stimuli and choreographic intent?

Stimuli…
Til enda – It is the climax as the black back cloth reveals a cyclorama as it rises.
Choreographic intent...
An emotional journey – the black box set is baron, enclosed and claustrophobic, suitable for the beginning of life, it is also suitable for the idea of struggle. As the cloth lifts the mood changes and the light is a symbol of empowerment.

14

What are the advantages of an empty stage?

The dancers can travel, have bigger formations (chariots of fire) and the lighting can show up on the floor as there are no props.

15

What are the different aural settings in the dance?

Urban, electronic sounds
Hip hop drum rhythms
Classical violin music called ‘november’
Violin/urban fusion music called ‘til enda’

16

When do we hear urban electronic sounds?

Genesis
There is a close relationship with the music
Dancers respond to swirling lazed type sounds

17

When do we hear hip hop drum rhythms?

Chariots of fire (genesis) and ninja walks
There is a close relationship with the music
Dancers dance on the beat, aggressive rhythm matches the sharp movements.

18

When do we hear classical violin ‘november’?

Flow and connection
There is a close relationship with the music
Rippling violin melody followed by waving technique through the body

19

When do we hear violin/urban fusion ‘til enda’?

Empowerment
There is a close relationship with the music
Sharp elbowed jobs hit accents in the music
Smooth leans and arm reaches follow a more fluid violin countermelody

20

How does the aural setting communicate the 2 choreographic intents?

Order and chaos - The laser sounds at the start of a random and suggest chaos. Solid repetitive drums used for ninja walks are more regimented and ordered.
An emotional journey – In genesis pulsating drums sound like a heartbeat, each section the music becomes more energetic and powerful.

21

Choreographer

Kendrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

22

Company

Boy Blue entertainment

23

Dancers

17
8 female
9 Male