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The swan song was an expressive and well-choreographed dance and we are studying two main parts in the dance and the dynamics each dance showed. The two dances were very good and displayed a variety of emotions, feelings and thoughts but despite the non comparison in any of these things the choreographer Christopher Bruce blended them all together very well and made movements that were very heavy and very light go well together in a dance but still made them show the same emotions. The first section that we studied was a trio where the two prison officers intimidate and taunt the prisoner. They intimidate him by putting a red nose on him they also taunt him by making him display the same actions that they are doing and sometimes physically abusing him. ...read more.


The movements by the guards and prisoner are open and extended and a lot of the time are reaching to the edge of there kinesphere it was almost like the prisoner was reaching out to the audience for help at one point in the first section. One of the many but more obvious examples of the taunting in this section was right at the beginning of it where the guards put a red nose on the prisoner to make him look like a clown. In my opinion the most used dynamics in this dance was fast and soft which don't really go together normally but the choreographer Christopher Bruce did this really well showing that the prisoner was a bit lifeless and pathetic after all the torture and taunting they have put him through but he kept trying to keep up with them and do what the guards where doing. ...read more.


This section of the dance is mostly soft and slow but now and again it would become quite fast like little spurts of energy like when he is going to floor and when he is coming back up off the floor. This section of the dance is very emotional and gives the prisoner a chance to show his emotions to the audience, also the way Christopher Bruce choreographs this section of the dance helps the audience experience what the prisoner is going through. These two sections of the dance were very well choreographed by Christopher Bruce, and the dynamics he used to show what was going on was very clever and although some of the dynamics where very different they flowed very well, and the dancers that performed the prisoner and the guards where very good, the swan song was thoroughly enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone. ...read more.

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