Emancipation of Expressionism: Form

Emancipation of Expressionism: Form

  • Narrative structure: It follows a distinct linear narrative with a clear beginning, middle, and end.
  • Influences of Hip-hop culture: The dance incorporates hip-hop dance styles that unify the dancers and follow common rhythmic patterns.
  • Group Dynamics: The use of formations, lineups, and group movements convey the communal aspect of the story.
  • Use of Solos and Duets: Featured solos and duets are used to emphasize key characters or moments in the narrative.

Emancipation of Expressionism: Structuring Devices

  • Repetition: This is used for emphasis and makes certain movements memorable.
  • Contrast: The contrast between high-energy, sharp movements and slow, graceful movements adds variation and depth to the performance.
  • Cannon: Movements performed by individuals one after the other, like a ripple effect.
  • Unison: Movements performed in unison to highlight important moments and create visual impact.

Emancipation of Expressionism: Choreographer’s Approach

  • Integration of Hip Hop Styles: The dance integrates various hip-hop styles in a theatrical context.
  • Storytelling through Movement: The choreographer uses dance movements to tell a story, emphasizing emotion and character relationships.
  • Music and Dance Integration: The choreographer closely integrates the choreography with the music, with movements often directly corresponding to the musical beats.

Emancipation of Expressionism: Movement Content

  • Movement Vocabulary: Includes body waves, popping, locking, and breaking indicative of hip-hop styles.
  • Dynamics: The dance includes a range of dynamics, from sharp, strong movements to soft, continuous movements.
  • Space: The dance uses space effectively with extensive use of different levels, directions and pathways.
  • Relationships: The dancers frequently interact with each other, displaying different forms of relationships such as opposition, mirroring, and contact.