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1

What is the stimulus for the dance?

A love story with a twist (they can never be together)
The stimulus can be broken down into these ideas...
Love and loss
Dependency and loyalty
Longing and memory

2

What is the choreographic intention?

An outdoors film of an abstract love story

3

What are the 3 choreographic approaches?

Improvisation was filmed watched back and developed
Keeping the woman off the floor
Collaboration with the dances (very personal)

4

What are the genres of the dance?

Contemporary
Contact work

5

What is the lighting in the dance?

Natural lighting

6

How does the lighting communicate the stimulus and choreographic intent?

It communicates the stimulus (love story with a twist) and choreographic intent (am abstract love story) in the same way.
The lighting is not as sunny as you would expect for a new relationship, it is overcast and windy which has a sense of foreboding

7

What is the costume for the male and female dancers?

Female = Delicate fabric, chiffon, cream
Male = More strong fabric, sturdy, earthy colours

8

How does the costume communicate the stimulus and choreographic intent ?

The costume presents the stimulus (a love story with a twist) and the choreographic intent (an abstract love story) in the same way...
The man seems more solid and sturdy, while the woman seems more haunting and delicate. Woman wears short, lycra skirt with a pleat to allow freedom of movement. Man wears shoes and his clothes are fitted and strong.

9

What is the setting for within her eyes?

It is site sensitive
The order of setting goes...
Deserted street
Graveyard
Open field of Longgrass
Clifftop
Forest
Field at dusk and quarry

10

How does the setting communicate the stimulus and choreographic intent?

The setting communicates the stimulus (A love story with a twist) in the same way it communicates the choreographic intent (an abstract love story)
In the prologue a deserted street and graveyard show the backstory of the woman before she meets the man.
Spaces change with different emotion and moods that are not typical of a new relationship.

11

What are the different aural settings in the dance?

Wind sounds
Electronic sounds
Soft piano
Shaking violins

12

When do we hear wind sounds?

In the field at the beginning
There is a distant relationship with the music
The movement does not interact with the background sounds

13

When do we hear electronic sounds?

Street and graveyard (prologue)
There is a close relationship with the music
Low long drawn out sounds suit movements of stillness and walking

14

When do we hear soft piano?

Field and forest
There is a close relationship with the music
Slow and gentle piano suits the woman’s leg movements

15

When do we hear shaking violin?

Flow 2 (quarry)
There is a close relationship with the music
Strings have a sense of urgency

16

How does the aural setting communicate the stimulus and choreographic intent?

The aural setting communicates the stimulus (A love story with a twist) and the choreographic intent (and abstract tragic love story) in the same way.
Soft piano, pauses and stillness show the tenderness of a new relationship where as trembling strings show anxiety and inner turmoil.

17

What is the camera shot and camera angle in the deserted street?

Camera shot - Mid shot
Camera angle - from behind

18

What is the camera shot and camera angle in The graveyard?

Camera shot - Mid shot
Camera angle - from behind

19

What is the camera shot and camera angle in the open field with long grass?

Camera shot - Long shot and pan
Camera angle - from the front

20

What is the camera shot and camera angle in the cliff top?

Camera shot - low angle and long shot
Camera angle - from the front

21

What is the camera shot and camera angle in the forest?

Camera shot - Close up and long shot
Camera angle - weaving through the trees

22

How do the camera angles communicate the stimulus?

Following from behind creates mystery and uncertainty from the start.
Close-ups put focus on that woman.
Low angle shot on the cliff increased sense of risk in the lifts (symbolises risk in the relationship.)
Longshots highlight vulnerability.
Quick cuts between shots increase tension.
Weaving through the trees suggest the couple want to remain hidden.

23

Choreographer

James Cousins

24

Company

James cousins company

25

Dancers

2
1 female
1 Male