Theatre Critique

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The Lindall Finley Wortham Theater is located in Houston, Texas at the University of Houston. The décor of the exterior is impressive. Its large glass windows give on passers and guests a glimpse of the lobby, which is brightly illuminated by several lights. My arrival to the theater was early. I was kindly greeted by the friendly staff as I entered the theater. Once inside the venue, I quickly noticed the nice intimate feeling of the theater. Its seats wrapped around the moderately sized venue, giving all attendees an exceptional view of the center stage. The seating arrangements for the afternoon were on a “first come first serve” basis, which left me to select any seat of my liking. I chose to sit in the middle of the theater, which gave …show more content…
I determined this by the types of motions displayed by the dancers. While each of the dancers performed different movements, they seemed to be in unison. Also, the uniforms worn by all dancers created a visually homogeneous performance. The style of contemporary dance was used for the performance. The dancers displayed a combination of the strong and controlled legwork of ballet along with modern dance’s stress on the torso. Also, a lot of floor work was incorporated in the performance. Some dancers slid across the stage on their knees; by doing this they demonstrated the element body. While some dancers slid on their knees, others ran across the stage also demonstrating the use of the element body. The performers demonstrated the element space when they were paired and then shaped using their bodies with their dancing counterparts. With arms stretched forward, the performers created shapes together, before breaking apart smoothly. The dancers also moved their hands in the air in large, fluid circular motions. By doing this, they demonstrated the element space. I noticed that the dancers would run light footed, as is they were weightless. This demonstrated the element force. The dancers, while running used very little force. Moments later, a dancer hopped across stage. With his body tight and his hands held stiffly in the air, he heavily hopped across stage, foot by foot. His sharp attack demonstrated the …show more content…
I arrived at this conclusion based on the movements of the dancers. The dancers momentary movements juxtaposed to create a complete unified effect. The style of contemporary dance is used for this performance. Dancers displayed a combination of dance styles with strong emphasis on ballet. Like the previous performance, lots of floor work was incorporated into this performance. The content is difficult to determine based on abstract nature of the performance. The performance is broken into two parts. The change of music symbolizes the division between the two parts. The dancers move very relaxed during the performance. The element body is displayed when the dancers bend down only to rise lifting other dancers paired with them. The element body is also demonstrated when the dancers stretched their arms far simultaneously rising gracefully. The dancers displaying the space element use large drifty hand movements backwards and forwards. Space is again displayed when the dancers are arranged on the floor in a circular pattern. The dancers maintain light on their feet while dance moves are executed in a smooth manner. The Smooth manner in which the way the dancers move is a demonstration of the element force. The free-flowing motions made with the dancers hands also are a clear demonstration of the element force. The tempo of the performance was slow and not forced at all. The audio portion played a

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