Thursday, 19 April 2012

This week...

Life can be crazy and busy sometimes can't it?
I had my dance exam for my A-level yesterday, so this week has been crazy with rehearsals! Monday - tech, tuesday - rehearsal, wednesday - exam, thursday - ballet lesson and practice, friday - tech rehearsal and show! CRAZY HECTIC BUSY!!

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These are my two choreographies!

The first - called internalisation is about an internal battle which could be between good and evil, death and life, temptation and freedom. It is a group piece based on music my Philip Glass and Michael Riseman.

The second is called Journey, and isbased on Alvin Ailey's chroeographies, specifically revelation, based on spiritual beliefs and gospel music. The dance is about healing and restoration, the darkness that is before and then the joy that comes through the death of Jesus on the cross (kind of relevent seen as it's just been easter!). While creating it I also looked at many stories of healing in the bible, specifically Where in Mark 5, Jesus brings Jairus' daughter back to life...
21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.
35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?”
36 Overhearing[c] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him.
After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Just some Background information for those who want to know more!

The exams went really well, I was so pleased with how all the work looked on the stage and I hope the examiner liked them too! Now just the show to go and then thats the practical part of my a-level finished!

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