Concert report: Attend a live dance concert from the current quarter (CARMINA BURANA)
Concert comparison report
Attend a live dance concert from the current quarter (CARMINA BURANA) which I did not attend but I have youtube link about the dance performance attached in the end, you need to watch the related video first and then write me a concert review paper, the instruction is below.
Also, please note that concerts that are not on the dance concert calendar MUST BE APPROVED BY THE INSTRUCTOR AHEAD OF TIME
PLEASE BE AWARE, that it is essential that you write a review of a concert you attend rather than summarizing reviews you find on-line. That is a serious offense that is easily recognized by your instructors. Please see UW’s policy on plagiarism: http://depts.washington.edu/pswrite/plag.html
Develop a perspective that compares and contrasts two pieces or sections from the show,and create a thesis statement that is the last sentence of the introductory paragraph. Here are examples of well-developed thesis statements. Please keep in mind that these samples are meant to be models for the types of sentences we are looking for, but not to be copied and used in your paper. The expectation is that you create your thesis on from your own thoughts and experiences as we want to hear what YOUR response is to the assignment:
“Two pieces from The Chamber Dance Concert, “XXXX” and “YYYYY” caused me to consider my pre-conceived notions of gender and relationships because they addressed these topics from different viewpoints”.
“The choreography presented at Cornish Dance Theater was incredibly diverse in style and theme, however in the two pieces, “XXXXX” and “YYYYY,” the choreographers payed particular attention to his or her use of the stage space to communicate an idea.”
“The performers In Dayna Hanson’s The Clay Duke were incredibly successful in communicating the emotional story that the concert was based on through the use of articulate and specific gestures, and this was especially evident in the sections titled “XXXX” and “YYYYY.”
You have now seen and written about enough dance that this should be fairly mature. Your perspective could be primarily INTERPRETIVE: what did you think the dances were about? It could be ANALYTICAL: did the choreographer/s use the same movement or compositional devices in unique ways from each other? It could be EVALUATIVE: did you think the dances were particularly successful at communicating their idea or in their use of choreographic choices? or in their actual performance of the movement? Or it could be a combination of all those, it is important, though, that your review is not just a synopsis of the dances but offers a unique well-developed thesis rooted in course concepts.
Determine what movement or other compositional devices from the dances will be the evidence to support your thesis. What did you see that allowed you to arrive at your thesis, how can you best describe what you saw to the reader to help make your ideas clear? Be sure to include 3 component descriptions
Put it all together. In the first paragraph, introduce your perspective, set the context for the whole concert, and then, clearly outline the idea you are going to develop more fully through the rest of the review. Remember that you are discussing specific choreography in two dance pieces.
When crafting your essay, I recommend discussing dance piece number 1 in the second paragraph and dance piece number 2 in the third paragraph. For both of these paragraphs, discuss moments of choreography that support your thesis – think of specific movements as your evidence. As always, use 3 component descriptions to help your reader imagine the dance as you saw it.
Review the major points of your essay in the concluding paragraph. Make sure that you have explained how all of your observations tie together. Does the review effectively make the point you want it to make?
Formatting Your Work
The final review will be a word document, one-two pages, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 12-point font and should include a heading in the left hand corner of the paper with first and last name, Lesson 04 Assignment, and the date.
+ 5 points for the first paragraph taking a clear and thoughtful perspective in the form of a thesis statement about the choreography that compares and contrasts two sections from the concert that is analytical and/or interpretive and/or evaluative, or all three.
+ 5 points for the rest of the paragraphs in the review remaining focused on your perspective and developing it further.
+ 5 points for supporting your claims with detailed descriptions of what the bodies were doing as evidence including 3 component descriptions, and staying focused on the dances rather than the overall experience.
+5 points for organization, grammar, sentence structure and for including a concluding paragraph
= 20 points maximum