Emancipation of Expressionism: Movement content (actions, dynamics, space, relationships)

Emancipation of Expressionism: Movement content (actions, dynamics, space, relationships)

Choreographic Devices

  • Development through fragmentation: involves breaking up a phrase into sections and reordering them.
  • Motif development: establishing a significant movement or series of movements, which can be developed or manipulated.
  • Accumulation: a choreographic device where new movements are added to existing ones in a successive manner, resulting in a longer phrase.

Themes & Symbolism

  • Dependency and Support: The movements and interactions of the dancers often show a level of dependency and support, reflecting significant relationships in life.
  • Exploration of Emotions: Expressions, energy, and movement choice contribute to the exploration of different emotional states.

Space & Dynamics

  • Pathways: Movement pathways can be linear, curved, zigzag, or involve level changes.
  • Levels: They can dance at high, medium, or low levels, each conveying a different mood or idea.
  • Energy: Reflects the intent, feeling, or emotion behind a movement.

Performance Experience

  • Projected Performance: Performers must project to reach the audience while conveying the intent and mood of the piece.
  • Awareness of Audience: Dancers should remain aware of their audience, orienting movements to increase visibility and impact.

Context & Interpretation

  • Socio-cultural context: Understanding the time, place, and social issues surrounding the creation of the dance piece can add depth to the interpretation.
  • Personal Interpretation: Each viewer may interpret the piece differently based on perspectives, experiences, and insights, adding richness to the overall art form.

Remember, understanding choreographic intent and the use of space, dynamics, and performers’ execution are key to understanding “Emancipation of Expressionism”.