Brown Bag Dance Analysis

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The Brown Bag Dance held at TCU, simply showed us the variations of dance techniques with a different genre of music. There were a total of 9 choreographed dance pieces performed by each student. The first dance was titled Bluesy, from that title one would assume the song would be jazzy-like or gloomy. This piece was choreographed and performed by Carrie Dwyer, her dance is modern dance. She danced beautifully along with the music, which was a slow tempo. There’s an Elvis vibe in her movements or a 60s vibe although the music playing wasn’t exactly made by Elvis, it had a similar beat to his works. Her outfit as well goes well with the genre of the music. One of the dance moves that stood out is when she shook her hips, it immediately …show more content…
Something about her dancing enticed the audience watching, her attitude she presented herself was sassy in the beginning to charismatic. She moved with energy, it makes a person feel as if they’re in a Bollywood music shoot/video. When she finished, the roar and clapping of the audience lets her know she’s done a spectacular performance. The next dance is termed Twitterpated, choreographed by Beth Bowen, performance by Jude Law. The song used is “Love and Marriage & In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” by Frank Sinatra. The female dancer’s outfit was a red and white polka dotted dress and the male dancer wore a suite, their costumes refer to the early30- 60s time period themed. Their dance unison showed they represented the married couple the song was intended to portray. Both their bodies moved well together revealing their emotions as they held each other hands. The dancers showed a positive emotion as they held one another, later on showing another side (negative0 when they went separate. The performance ended with the female dancer holding both the male dancer’s hand, him around her hip as the pair moved slowly along the song’s momentum. Emotions on the “couples” faces were priceless as they held each other hand and walked on the right side of the dancefloor. The last dance piece is branded “That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.” –Michael Cunningham. …show more content…
Mainly because I never had the opportunity to watch a dance concert, it was a great experience. Before the concert begun, I was super thrilled and excited to watch it. As I’m watching each work, I think to myself and say “Wow these are amazing dancers, I wonder if they major in dancing too. They’re just so good!” Coming to conclusion, I found out I was completely wrong. At the end of the show I met one of the dancers, her name was Kate, she wasn’t a dance major but dancing was one of her passions. I understand where she’s coming from, perhaps it is a talent she has so she applies it by dancing to entertain others as well as herself too. The saying “use it or lose it” is true in this case, one must use and continue to practice that special ability he or she has or else they will simply loose

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