Dance Performance 1 - On Pointe
Dance Performance 1 - On Pointe DANC 101 001
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Date Created: 11/13/15
o Serenade 31 mins George Balenchine first ballet he made in America Contemporary era Began as lesson in stage technique Points of humor dancer comes in late amp goes to wrong position another place a dancer falls down On pointe Curtains opens vertically straight up 20 dancers in blue costumes long tulle skirts Backdrop blue No Props Male dancers in full body long sleeve purple blue leotards Curtain closes vertically down then opens for final bow 0 Pax 5 mins 0 Pause Contemporary Designed by new staff member ballet amp contemporary teacher USC Choreographer Madeline Iazz Harvey Merges classical ballet with modern amp jazz Moods of chaos and calm Curtain opens vertically straight up Lighting single overhead spotlight Only 1 female dancer on stage when curtain opens lying on the ground costume long white dress Other dancers enter in black jumpsuits Falling dancer enters downstage left and slides across to downstage right Backdrop turns red Dance ends with white dress dancer climbing up stairs of other dancers Curtain closes vertically down 0 Momentary Diversions Choreographer Sean Boyle Fuses classical ballet amp modern dance Pointe shoes and a lot of oor work Inspired partially by Robert Frost poem Dust of Snowquot Curtain opens vertically straight up Second curtain slightly upstage blocking back of stage opens shortly after first curtain Costumes all different varying shades of garnetblue earth tones Lighittng from above spotlights Backdrop black lights lining bottom of backdrop Curtain closes vertically down o Sylvia 3540 mins Centerpiece of the productionquot most elaborate costumes set and props Romantic era of ballet 1876 considered classical ballet Only seeing Act 1 First done at Paris Opera then later in Russia at Imperial Ballet 1901 by Lev Ivanov then Royal Ballet in London then San Francisco ballet 1St time shown in US then at American Ballet Theater in NY Sylvia is huntress nymph promised to never fall in love Diana loyal servant Aminta shepard in love with Sylvia Oryan evil hunter Aminta accidentally shot by Sylvia when she goes to check on him Aros god of love shoots her Oryan abducts her and Diana has to save her Act 1 Synopsis Woodland creatures in the moonlight before the shrine of Eros the God of Love They are interrupted by arrival of the shepherd Aminta who is in love with Sylvia Hearing Sylvia and her attendants approaching Aminta hides and watches them dance as they celebrate the success of their hunt As one of Diana s nymphs Sylvia has promised to renounce love and taunts the statue of Eros Meanwhile Orion the evil hunter has also been secretly watching Sylvia and in amed by her beauty is determined to possess her Aminta s cloak is discovered and the shepherd is dragged from his hiding place He declares his love for Sylvia but she is outrages and blaming the mischievous Eros draws her bow at the god Aminta shielding the statue is pierced to the heart by Sylvia s arrow Eros retaliates by shooting Sylvia Shaken she removes the arrow from her heart and leaves with her companions Orion enters and gloats over the body of Aminta He is interrupted by the return of Sylvia who having been pierced to the heart by Eros arrow now mourns the dead Aminta Emerging from his hiding place Orion catures Sylvia and carries her off to his island cave A peasant having witnessed Sylvia s abduction calls his friend and they too weep over Aminta s body A strange cloaked figure appears among them and they ask him for his help He picks a ower from the nearby bush and pressing the petals to Aminta s lips brings him back to life Aminta thanks the stranger who then tell shim of Sylvia s abduction As the peasants find her bow the stranger reveals himself as Eros and sends Aminta in search of Sylvia
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