Essay Dance Concert

DANC185A 10:00-10:45 UIN: 00931078 University Dance Concert: “ Sweet Hour of Swing” This is Not a Love Letter…” The University Dance Concert has brought together a diversity of dancers to set up a performance that would not only entertain the audience, but allowed the performers to tell a story through the way of dance. Many types of dances were displayed throughout the performance, from swing and ballet, to jazz and modern; each performer executed one or more style. Also, nine pieces of choreography were brought about in the dance concert, with five showing in the first-half and 4 in the second-half. Although I enjoyed every performance, the two that I that I chose to write an analysis on were Sweet Hour of Swing and This is Not a Love Letter… because they not only captured my attention but I was able to describe, interpret the meaning of, and evaluate each piece clearer than rest of the pieces. Sweet Hour of Swing was a very fast-paced, upbeat choreography that involved the use of formalwear attire because it had a church feel to it. The back lighting created a picture of a church window, which clearly shows that the theme of Sweet Hour of Swing was church. The

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