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The Language Of Performance Arts The language of performing arts is a way of communicating music, dance and drama all combined. This makes performance more interesting and entertaining. Within this essay I am going to talk about improvisation, rehearsing and performing, but to start off I am going to talk about performance. "Performance is a variety of visual arts and other disciplines, within these performances you are able to build on existing practice and preoccupations to undertake a creative research project, which explores any aspect of the visual language of performance" (Spolin .V). Being creative and using practical skills of theatre all make performance work. During performance we can see how all three types of performing arts can emerge together. In our group we created many performance pieces for each subject and one with all three arts combined. In drama the piece was called 'Cold Calling', 'The Office' and 'Gregor's Dream'. All these plays showed how life today in society is and how alienated it's become. In dance we made three pieces called 'The journey', 'The One' and 'The Moscow Theatre Siege'. In music our piece was based on the child's story called 'The Three Little Pigs'. We created improvised pieces for each scene of the story. The final piece created was our integrated piece with all three art forms combined. It was called 'The Moscow Theatre Siege'. This play was a true story, which made it very interesting to perform. The starting point for all our pieces was exploration through improvisation. ...read more.


In our dance piece we used motifs in the section where we was getting ready for battle, this section acted as our base to expand on to the battling piece. There are two types of space; personal and general and they way this is used in dance is closely livied to proxemics in dance. In our dance pieces we choreographed a short dance, which lasted about two minutes, which incorporated different elements of dance. We learnt about each element and how to apply them to dance, during a series of lessons. Firstly through improvisation we started to put together pieces of dance movements, and gradually built up on it by going round each student with a piece of dance movement to join in. My fighting motif was a form of a karate style. This looked very effective with all the different types of dynamics used. I developed my fighting motif from improvising a few still images of low kicks and twirls; from there I added parts on like punches and high kicks. Then by animating them together I created my fighting motif. In order to make sure I remembered the scenes I needed to rehearse this sequences relatively a few times, this made me sure I wouldn't forgetting what parts that came next. In drama our play that showed how people could quickly put on different faces for different people to show their feelings through facial expressions. With its cinematic style, which incorporated larger-thane-life sets and elaborate and symbolic lighting. He saw theatre as a powerful political force, capable both of the entertaining and the changing society for the better. ...read more.


The first couple of practical workshops in the group were learning about 'emphasis' it is placed upon the conceptual articulation of project aims and objectives on performance. The final piece was the integrated piece of dance, music and drama. Our performance was going to be based on the Moscow theatre siege. This performance took many rehearsals to get right but at the end we managed to fit everything in place. For each subject we had made pieces to contribute to the narrative. For music we improvised most of the music pieces, and the main instruments used was the keyboard and the guitar. During the integrated piece I saw how all three art forms could merge together and form a performance piece well. The drama fitted and merged well into the dance, and the dance fitted well into the music. By combining all the art forms we have created a performance. This image shows all three art forms combined together to create performance. Our feedback from most of the audiences was that it was a very good performance and was really realistic. They liked the fact it was based on a true story, which made the story more exciting to them. It was a good idea to have a psychiatrist in the play; it helped the audience understand better what is going on in the performance piece. The rehearsal stage overall was quite impressive, considering that we had a few weeks until the performance is shown. Throughout the performances I have realised that all three art forms can integrate into each other and with correct timing and good rehearsals would have grate impact on the performances when played out. Shofique Rahman 12LD Performance Studies AS Level ...read more.

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