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Hidden Exposure - Working Diary.

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Hidden Exposure - Working Diary By Nicole Frith This is a written analysis and evaluation of the creative process leading up to, and applied during, the dance performance of 'Hidden Exposure', based on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Dreams. The piece, was choreographed by 'Dance Performance Experience' year 2, and performed on January 13, 1998. The aims of this 'Dance Performance' module were to apply newly learnt techniques, movement skills, and the research of existing practitioners, combine them with existing dance skills and knowledge to create an original innovative dance performance. Members of the class will choreograph sections, with the common theme, in pairs or individually that will be put together to create a collage style dance. Each individually choreographed section should make use of some recurring motifs and demonstrate contact improvisation where possible. Before we started any of our own choreography we had to decide on a stimuli. This is very important, as it will be the idea that all movements are representing. This is called Ideational Stimuli and is when "the movement is stimulated and formed with the intention to convey an idea or tell a story."1, as opposed to us taking a piece of music and dancing to it. As a group we had many ideas to choose from but after weighing out the options we opted for OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The idea of counting within the disorder gives us a good basis for a dance, because we perform to a beat, or a count, usually of eight. ...read more.

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By itself she considered neither to be particularly interesting, but the emotion and motivation behind the movement of the dancer showed through their determination to fight the forces of gravity, and willingness to take risks. Once the necessary research had been completed we could concentrate on the choreography for our dance. The choreographic structure used for the performance is very important, as it is what makes the dance flow, and seems like a succession of movements rather than seven separately choreographed pieces stuck together. The structure we used was collage, which I briefly discussed before. This choice of structure is the most appropriate because of the different sections choreographed by different students; other structures just would not be workable due to the very different styles of each section. Once the necessary research had been completed we could concentrate on the choreography for our dance. The choreographic structure used for the performance is very important, it is what makes the dance flow, and seems like a succession of movements, rather than seven separately choreographed pieces stuck together. The structure we used was 'Collage', which I briefly discussed before. This choice is the most appropriate because of the different sections of choreography devised by the members of the group. Any other structures would just not be workable due to the differing styles of each section. When it came to the actual choreography for my piece I first looked at shape and volume. I wanted to start my section with everybody very close together in a group, so close that it would appear uncomfortable. ...read more.

Conclusion

This material is very effective with the light on it and it shines and looks almost slivery or slimy. The make up was a white face with dark eyes and cheeks to give a withdrawn and gaunt look. The costume and make up was very important to the overall look of the dance. The only difficulty that the costume proved was that the material was very difficult to sew due to the sheen on the material. I think that this project was a very valuable learning experience for me. I had my first taste of choreographing, and found the experience very difficult, yet thoroughly rewarding on the whole. The over all performance went very well. The sections in which we all were in time with each other, and sections where there were very different things happening on stage were extremely effective. This project has not only given me new experiences, but I believe it has improved by movement memory, stamina, and ability. On the whole I think we as a group worked very hard to achieve a thoroughly original and innovative piece of theatre. It was high energy, dynamic, and very effective. There was good team spirit through out and this was a very important factor in the smooth running of the process. There is a great amount of talent and wonderful ideas produced in a relatively small group, and this makes the project a delight to participate in. I learnt that I should trust in myself more, and not feel inhibited. There is so much free expression in dance, and it is an excellent medium of performance. This has been an exciting, tiring, yet thoroughly enjoyable module. ...read more.

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