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Thea 201 Week 7 Noted

by: Kate Hoffman

Thea 201 Week 7 Noted Thea 201

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Kate Hoffman
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Introduction to Theatre Studies
Dr. Shifflett

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These notes cover this week's lecture as well as some information regarding extra credit, the play we should be reading, and the midterm (it is comprehensive).
Introduction to Theatre Studies
Dr. Shifflett
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Date Created: 03/08/16
Theatre Lecture Notes Week 7 3816 Read joe Turner s Come and Gone in the textbook the quiz on this play will be up on Blackboard today and will be due after Spring Break Review the acting questions from the last Journal Midterm will cover everything gone over in content including today Weekend of March 315 Mississippi Dance Company s show available for extra credit must write a journal on the show Mirror Neurons Theory the same neurons that re when we make a movement also re when we watch someone else make a movement So when we watch a dancer dance we feel the same emotions that a dancer expresses through his or her body What to watch for in a dance Tempo the pace of the dance Force how much a dancer pushes against the earth or imaginary forces Form shape that the dancer makes with his or her body Weight a sense of gravity about the movements of the dancer or lack of Why dance Rhythmic body movements are instinctive The moving body conveys feelings and ideas that cannot be expressed in words Dancing allows us to assert ourselves as individuals while marking ourselves as members of a community Social Dancino causal community oriented no barrier between the people dancing and the onlookers everyone is involved Personal expression social connection identify with tradition Dancing in Slave Communities 0 In the New World Africans were stripped of their identities given new names and separated from their families 0 Dance and music gave Africans from different ethnic backgrounds the possibility to come together as communities and preserve a part of their heritages Dance was also an essential part of martial arts training in some regions this eventually led to the dance style called capoeira which has a great in uence from martial arts Theatrical Dancing Dancers perform while an audience watches and interprets the audience is only engaged mentally Tells a story conveys an idea creates an abstract effect such as mood When we watch dancers on a stage we attempt to ask what the dance means or what it makes us feel Character Dance a type of dance can establish a particular character Example The Nutcracker Abstract Dance a type of dance with no attachment to character or concepts creates a particular mood and celebrates the abilities of the body Narrative Dance a type of dance that tells a story


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