Here's the videos from today's showings. Any suggestions on how I could build on the diagonal are appreciated 😊drive.google.comIMG_0260.MOVdrive.google.comIMG_0261.MOVdrive.google.comIMG_0262.MOV
Hey Britt, Here are some of my notes:
- For your diagonal I would just say the spacing between Erin & Elizabeth, they seem closer than the rest. It works but I wasn't sure if you wanted it that way or if you wanted a bit of space between them.
- I do agree that you should definitely should play around with he different facings when it comes to that "square" I think it would make the dance even more interesting.
hey Britt, heres some of my notes:
- the solo parts in the diagonal are effective maybe see how you can explore that more
- the main phrase is definitely powerful as a whole group thing and maybe playingwith it more like we talked about in showings
I think playing around with spacing in the diagonal might be interesting if you want to keep bringing it back- starting them nice and close and having them spread with the reaches/etc. i also think moving forward it's interesting to play more with those connections like erin & heather by overlapping transitions when they are physically separated in space (this may help avoid the 'romeo romeo' dilemma). also, I'm not sure if it was intentional to have one person with their hand on the head for the reach back but I find it more interesting than the straight reach, and if it's supposed to be different intentionally I would make that more distinct so it doesn't look accidental. and as I mentioned in the showings really make sure you clarify and find the momentum in your own phrases by identifying breath patterns and the accents of the highest and lowest points-- it might really help with all those level changes & the overall performance quality for your dancers! utilize those nice fat wide turned out SQUATS yaknow
Hi Brittney! For the diagonal, maybe try playing with different qualities. Also, have your dancers play with the feeling of weight. When it comes to the phrases, be specific about what you want your dancers hands/fingers to look like. In the center floor phrase, be sure to have your dancers turn out their hips. Lastly, remind them of their focus throughout the phrases! Especially one the double reach part. Great work!