Flashcards in Emancipation Of Expressionism Deck (14)
Kenrick H2O Sandy
Want audience to feel that they are witnessing an emotional journey
Main theme of order and chaos
restrictions of hip hop as a style
Each scene is a moment in life, the whole piece to be a journey
Use hip hop to express his ideas in a theatrical setting
Freedom of expression through hip hop movement (the title)
Til Enda by Olafur Arnalds (music for section 4)
The importance of being free to express ourselves both as individuals as through the hip hop movement
Exploring and abstracting hip hop movement and ‘signature’ company movements in a contemporary way. Working closely with the accompaniment and paying particular attention to musicality.
Whilst the choreographer and the dancers created material for the work, Kenrick very specifically selects certain movement vocabulary and ‘signature’ motifs (Ninja Walk, Ninja Glide, Ninja Static and Chariots of Fire), choreographic devices, formations and use of space.
Proscenium arch stage
Colour: pale blue shirt, stonewashed jeans, grey/white shoes
Simple: jeans, and a shirt with hair tied back. Clean, clinical and casual
Everyday: jeans, shirt and shoes, everyone wears the same
Jewellery: some dancers have their own accessories/jewellery, everyone is different
Mostly deep blue washes
White side light
White spotlight (to highlight individuals or groups)
Edges aren’t lit to create a central focus
Sometimes lighting fades other times it snaps into blackout
name the 4 parts of the structure
1. Genesis - the start of life and a feeling starts to grow and create from the womb of expressionism.
2. Growth and struggle - starting with an individual dancer's expression contrasted by others entering from stage right.
3. The connection and flow between people - developing from a duet to a full ensemble.
4. Empowerment - The energy is captured and released with a new found raw, super human power. The release of individual energy (now more chaotic) continues to contrast with the powerful order of group unison. Within the idea of empowerment, this section also showcases the individual skills and expressionism of the core dancers.
aural setting - names and composers
1+2) Original production and arrangement by Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante of Boy Blue Entertainment.
3) November composed by Max Richter.
4) Til Enda composed by Olafur Arnalds.
including krumping, popping, locking, animation, breaking and waacking techniques.
17 dancers(8 female / 9 male)
Kenrick is one of the dancers in the performance and several of the dancers feature in key solos and have leading roles.
company that performs EofE
Boy Blue Entertainment
aural setting - mood and sounds
The music shifts from two urban pieces utilising powerful drum beats and electronic sounds,
to a modern classical composition (November),
to a fusion piece of music (Til Enda) that incorporates urban percussive elements and classical string instrumentation.
This development relates to the journey that Kenrick wants the audience to experience.
Accents in the accompaniment are complex and multi-layered and interpreted through movement and choreographic devices throughout the choreography. Kenrick writes out the counts and uses symbols in his notes to ensure that movements complement the particular instrumentation and accents within the aural setting.