Flashcards in Within Her Eyes Deck (20):
Who is the choreographer?
What is the dance company?
James Cousins company
What was the date of the first performance?
What dance style is used?
Contemporary and contact work
What is the choreographic approach?
Narrative and emotional themes.
The physical idea of keeping the female dancer off the floor.
Collaboration with the dancers
What is the stimulus?
A love story with a twist. Inspired by both personal experiences and narratives.
What is the choreographic intention?
The choreography contracts the folding into him with the pulling away to highlight the pull she feels to he late lover whilst trying to allow herself to move on.
They are totally dependent on each other
How many dancers?
What is the duration ?
What is the structure?
Starts with a prologue then followed by 6 continuous sections.
Defined by changing locations and music reflecting the developing relationship.
One seamless journey
What is the aural setting?
Combines electronic elements with strings and piano creating a haunting and emotive accompaniment.
What is the costume like?
Styled like everyday clothes.
Female dancer wears a beige shirt and skirt, the male dancer wears a khaki jumper and jeans.
What does the contrast of the costumes show?
The lightness of hers adds to the illusion of her just floating on him in space.
What does the darkness of the male dancers costume show?
Links him to the earth. Complements the scenery, shows he’s supporting and strong.
Support and stability
What does the female dancers costume show?
The lightness gives her a ethereal and celestial feel.
Heaven and air.
What is the lighting like
Only uses natural light of the environment.
What does the development of day to night show?
The passage of time of the relationship. The darker setting adds to the intensity and intimacy of the final section.
What is the performance environment?
Dance for camera
What is the staging and set like?
Set in a remote location to give the feeling of isolation and highlighting the characters separation from society.