My piece is about mental illness, seeing a demonic sidenof yourself and most importantly fighting different voices within your head. The first video is with a mask because we were in a studio and timing is a little off. The second video is without mask I tried to catch all the facials but I couldnt. https://youtu.be/h9wuLiMYjS4
First off, I love your selection of music! I think it works perfectly with the story you are trying to portray. The movements, both smooth and sharp, really put me on the edge of seat in anticipation, which I believe is this piece's theme. Also very well done with the facial expressions. Given what you are trying to convey, I would expect a lot of exaggerated and intense facial expressions.
When it comes to filming this, I have a few suggestions. Consider that your work, and this goes to all you choreographers, is no longer going to be seen in one continuous viewing. You have the ability to change how close or far the audience can see your dancers, and the angles as well. So, with that in mind, take some time to think of the camera positions you would like to see throughout. And I don't just mean like 3-5 shots, I mean like well over 20 of them. Don't let the number scare you either! In film, it's super simple to find 20 different shots in about 30-45 seconds of a video. So, think of what you want to see on camera and what shots will work best for you. I am going to leave a link to Lady Gaga's Bad Romance. Pick any 30 sec - 1:00 minute in the video and count how many different shots there are.
Aicha, for your intense facial expressions, I think close ups of the face will really suit you. But I also see intense movement, so at the same time, full body or long shots will really make your piece shine. Also think of the idea of using multiple locations that tie into your piece. It seemed to me that mirrors are important towards the beginning, so think of trying to incorporate that somehow.
For your music, I think it is wonderful, but never be afraid to tweak it. Adding some subtle sound effects throughout could really intensify the emotion that you convey through movement. Think of any sounds you would like to add throughout it and we can see how we can add them.
Overall, I think that this is a great piece with great potential. I can't wait to see it on film!
The movement and music appear extreme and slightly grotesque and the camera eye for the viewer should reflect that - like extreme closeup, overhead shot, low shot, jitter shot, body part shot, etc. Consider also having different locations edited together, as if it's the breakdown that followers her throughout the day. Good Job!!
The percussion in the music is really amazing, and what is even better is how your choreography weaves in and out of hitting the beats and gliding over them. That is a really fun dynamic to watch. It looks like the facings you use play an intentionally critical role to the message you might be trying to portray, but correct me if I'm wrong. The siren in the music gives me the image of an attempt at escape, perhaps from the constant opposing voices in the head? I remember in comp class you liked to faces often as part of your choreography and its so cool to see that you are incorporating that unique element into more of your work.
Hi Aicha!! Your piece is really intense, and the addition of that siren/blaring sound in the music accompanies the movement quality and intention very well. The crawling movements work so so well, and I hope that's something you plan on using throughout your piece; it's so eerie and fits the role of demonic!! Great work, and I can't wait to see more.
Hi Aicha! I really enjoyed the movement and music choice. I would keep reminding your dancer about facial expressions that you want. The different movement qualities definitely captured my attention and I'm intrigued to see how this piece is going to turn out with your location, costuming, videography, etc.! :)
I think you did a great job picking out unique movements catered to your dancer’s abilities and the music fits the piece very well!
Hey Aicha! One question, what location do you have in mind for this piece because that is going to play a huge role in the visual aspect of your piece. Great job exploring both smooth and sharp movements. Also, even though she's wearing a mask, you can still see your dancer's expressions and it's clear she's performing. Overall this piece has my attention and I'm excited to see where it goes😊