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Compose a one-page paper (Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced with one-inch margins) that captures the essence of this movement excerpt.
Note: you do not have to describe every action. Instead, focus on key moments that stand out to you. Not sure what those are? The beginning, middle, and end of this clip can be good places to start.
Successful papers will incorporate:
- Vivid verbs. For example, ‘walk’ is a common verb to describe locomotion. There are also more colorful synonyms that convey detail. Matthew McConaughey might saunter, and Beyonce might strut. They both walk, but they do it in very different ways. Think about how your language can pack a punch and describe the movement in colorful detail.
- Laban Effort Elements. What are the Laban Effort Elements that you see at work in these dancers’ bodies? You do not have to use all eight Laban Effort Elements from the Prezi. Instead, look for one example of each Effort Factor (one type of flow, one type of weight, one type of space, and one type of time). Capitalize Laban language. Ex: Bound Flow.
- Details about how this dance embodies the choreographic elements of space, time, and energy.
- Paragraph breaks
Rubrics are below