Art Of Healing

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The Art of Healing was performed by the Ailey Ⅱ company in the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, which started at 7:30pm on October 28th, 2016. The show started at 7;30 pm and lasted for about one an hour and a half. And it included three dances and two intermissions. The dances were Circular, Sketches of Flames, and Revelations. Circular and Sketches of flames are newly choreographed dances by Jae Man Joo and Bridget L. Moore respectively. While Revelations is was originally choreographed by Alvin Ailey in 1960.
Circular combines both classical and contemporary ballets. The stage setting of Circular was dim and dancers wore gray and black simple tight clothes. I did not quite understand the meaning of Circular and, so I did some research which said states that it “captures the full circle of human emotions”. The second dance Sketches of flames was a dance about the joyful or painful love between men and
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However, after learning the basic of modern dance, I have learned and realized the basic elements of modern dance: time, space, energy, technique, artistry and so on. It is still hard for me to appreciate a modern dance at a comprehensive and insightful level, but fortunately I know how to understand a modern dance fundamentally. It is easier for us to understand a dance by having some background knowledge ahead of time. And we should never view dance in an isolated view since dance is not just dance and there are many other things involved in a dance like history, culture, music and so on. We are also expected to feel something when we watch a dance performance and different people may have different feelings seeing the same performance. The Dance is a unique way for the dancers to express and deliver their inside worlds to the viewers. And we, the viewers, the only thing we need to do is to let our mind dance with the dancers and

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