Little Swan Lake Dance Analysis

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In the Winthrop Dance Theater 2015, the Little Swans was choreographed by Marius Petipa and restaged by Mia Cunningham. During this piece the type of music played was “Swan Lake” by Pyotr llyich Tchaikovsky in 1896. Little Swans is considered to be the first of two excerpts from an adaptation of Petipa 's version of “Swan Lake.” This particular piece was in the genre of ballet and was performed by five females, and no males. The costumes these females wore consisted of them wearing a white tutu, white tights, and ballet slippers. Their hair was pulled back into a low bun. The background of the stage was a basic blue to make the dancers stand out and was done with no props. From the dancers choreographed dance movements there was some complexity in the movements of their legs, but it was all done in unison with the leaps, the crossing of their …show more content…
With these dancers set of dancers I could tell at least one, two of them may have had some difficultly from movements of the upper body, but overall I could tell that this piece was practiced. As a whole, I think the choreographer fulfilled their intent to portray the dancers as “little swans.” Thinking of this piece in an outside context, it mimicked the play of children. When children are playing, or are trying to do something often more time than not, there is copying. With the dancers being so close together and the movements of these dancers being identical, there was a since of were the title Little Swans came from. This piece can be definitely be considered to be a classical theatrical piece, because of the music, which dates back to the nineteenth century, and the movements performed by the dancers

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