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Natalie Zollinger Orientation to Dance November 1, 2013 BYU Dance Viewing Using LMA Jazz: In the video we watched

there were two males dancing to show the differences that two people with different body types could make even when given the same choreography. This piece had a lot of turns, leaps, and jumps. In comparison to the contemporary genre, the choreography was sharper and didnt have as much torso involvement as is common with contemporary. One similarity with some contemporary choreography was the use of the large kinesphere, along with the use of varying choreography. At some points in the piece, the two dancers were doing separate choreography, verses doing choreography in unison. Ballroom: The ballroom piece we watched was performed by the BYU Company. Ballroom in its genre doesnt have very many similarities to any other style, but there were some similarities to contemporary. This piece was similar to contemporary with their various torso involvements. When it comes to LMA in this ballroom piece they were often in the vertical kinesphere space. They also used variation in movement and in tempo throughout their choreography.

Contemporary: This genre can often have many similarities to other styles. The choreography in this piece lots of twisting of the torso, core to distal movements, holds verses releases, and lots of partner choreography. Partner choreography could be similar to ballroom except that the partner work in this piece was weight bearing. World: The piece we watched was inspired by Bollywood. This piece is similar to ballroom in the way that they danced as partners at some points during the piece. The choreography was very energetic, not as free flowing as contemporary but fast with a lot of formations which could be related to jazz in some ways. Tap: This piece we watched was actually done by Contemporary Dance Theatre. The choreography was full of formations and varying rhythm which brought their motif through. They used all sides of the box and had very creative transitions from dancing on or off the boxes. Tap usually is related to jazz in movement, but isnt as stiff in shape. Ballet: This piece could have easily been mistaken for contemporary if it werent for the pointe shoes the dancers wore. As accustomed with traditional ballet there wasnt as much torso release, and common ballet steps were used. Similar to contemporary, there was some weight bearing partnering, variations of choreography between partners, and movement initiated by other movement.

Music Dance Theatre: Most choreography in musicals is jazz, social dance or even ballet. This piece was very energetic with direct movement, formations including a kick-line and partnering. As per usual with musical theatre, a lot of acting was involved in the choreography. The partnering and formations could be compared to ballroom and even the Bollywood piece. Ballroom Competition/Cabaret: This piece we watched, I actually saw for the first time at eviDance. I wouldnt have known this piece was used in ballroom competition if I hadnt been told. The style of dance can be compared to both contemporary and jazz. Lots of partner work was used including lifts and spins. The choreography had a lot of extension core to distal and breath which are both common in contemporary.