Thank you all for your feedback today! I’m curious to see how I can bring the 3 (Emma, Liz, and Erin) back together after the duet. I’m also wanting ideas with how I can manipulate movement I already have for the final 2 1/2 minutes. ☺️
Hey Brit, here are some of my notes from the showing
- I enjoyed the different facing.
- it was very smooth and flow-like which was eye-catching.
- I loved The sense of breath views and the group web Heather is being hugged and they breathe in unison it brings a lot to the that part specifically. - One thing I would say play with that tilt where they’re hugging Emma a bit earlier so that they aren’t just standing there with an extremely long pause.
to get people back onstage, you can have them repeat the phrase introduced in the original line of the four of them midway through or while the duet does something sustained or something, or you can have the others duet-ing from the opposite sides of the stage repeating what the two do together more spaced out, or a mixture of the two- maybe each people meeting up and branching off with the mixture between the combos you have so sometimes they line up or something of the sort, to give it more of a layered dynamic that will help build the piece toward the ending. As mentioned in showings, I'd change Heather's arm so you can see Erin's look better or space Erin a little bit further out so that moment is emphasized a little more, it's very powerful but it's getting a little lost in the tangle of limbs! I really love how you play with those really slow sustained moments to break out of those clumps, I would keep working on really emphasizing those or bringing that idea back somehow, it sucks you right in when you see someone moving snail slow when everyone else is still or speeding.
Hi Brittney! Here are some notes I had from showings :)
No breath cues!! 🎉
Try to start playing more with the characters that each dancer represents. Like Cynthia mentioned, it does have a sister feel right now. I think playing with how each dancer performs the movement can really enhance the meaning of the piece