• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Post-modernist Era in Dance- review of 5 pieces.

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Danielle Garcia Silva Solveig Santillano Modern II 27 April 2014 Post-modernism Era in Dance Having read and experienced various modern techniques during this semester, I believe that I acquired a grand knowledge of modern concepts. The past few weeks were even more important to my improvement because I had a chance to execute long modern dance combinations with different dynamics and emotions. It led me to feel the music and put effort into it. Especially the classes I had last week, I felt the power of dancing with the heart. It was the same great feeling as performing on stage, and I think that it is the way it should be every class in order to improve both technically and artistically. ...read more.


It was first performed in 1976 in the Avignon Festival. Through the video I watched, I thought it was really interesting because it mixed modern dance, theater and music all at once. The piece is exciting and sometimes slow but still lively. In contrast, Pilobolus? Untitled, which was first performed in 1975, had a story behind, and the music is softer than Wilson?s work. I think the choreography is not as exciting as Einstein, but the idea of focusing on the long skirts and the dancers often pushing it up to show their bare legs is deep and interesting. Having watched the video of Light Part 7 choreographed by Kei Takei and first performed in 1973, I believe that Takei wanted to bring the idea of primitive and earth throughout her choreography. ...read more.


The costumes are simple dresses, and each dancer wears a different color. Although the costumes and setting are not sophisticated, the choreography and music catch the audience’s attention easily. The video that I liked the most was a little part of Pina Bausch’s Cafe Müller, in which there is a tension between the woman and the man. I cached my attention because the intention and expression that the dancers put on the dance are strong and powerful. I felt a bit of anger and sadness in the piece because the dancers transmitted those feelings. It is the main reason that makes someone be a dancer. Transmitting the feelings and expressing themselves through movements is the power that dancers have. It strongly relates to my modern class because I try every day to improve my artistic and energetic movements. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Drama section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Drama essays

  1. Wicked Play Review

    I really noticed this in the song "No One Mourns the Wicked". The costume choice were another thing that grabbed the audiences' attention because the costumes, even when they weren't always the most glamorous looking, were out there. They work because they are very imaginative, contributing to the surrealism of Wicked.

  2. In this portfolio I will take you on the journey which I myself have ...

    We managed to do this by using a theatre practice wisely after an idea emerged that the narrator would be in the style of a 'Bunraku puppet master' the 'omozukai'. We were first introduced to Bunraku puppetry by our elder Baccalaureate students who provided us with a workshop.

  1. Performance Review: An ENIGMA (Live)

    Unfortunately, watching 'Enigma' felt like viewing a lot of his previous shows. There wasn't anything particularly new or unique. As massively impressive as the tricks are, we have seen the majority of them all before in other shows.

  2. Free essay

    Short Story "A Decision"

    "Why did the Dixons choose to adopt you? Why am I stuck in this world without mom; trying my hardest every day to survive? Why do you have the easy life, huh?" "I don't know. They promised to reduce the burden on dad and I guess they just chose me to..."

  1. Symbolism in "Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

    Though Amanda blames her children alone for relying on false illusions, she too carries this fault. Although it is obvious that the glass menagerie represents Laura because of her frailty, Tom, Amanda, and even Jim are exemplified too. They all concentrate their powers in illusions, only in different ways.

  2. one woman show

    First, she incorporated Buddhism into society. In addition, Empress Wu helped peasants by lowing taxes and helped raise agricultural products improving public works. She continued to improve agricultural production by putting irrigation systems in place. Moreover, she had men devoted to improving and understanding agriculture and finding land that is more farmable.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work