For this assignment, you are to view a work (full length recommended) by a chore

For this assignment, you are to view a work (full length recommended) by a choreographer/performer and dance genre/styles suggested below in depth and respond to the following questions in few sentences. Your own insights should take up about one third of your responses accompanied by any quotes with citations. The emphasis should on developing your own critical insights on the dances and the styles with understanding of historical background of the dance styles as well as main characteristics that shape the aesthetics of the dance style. The reader should be able to understand both the main points of your writing and your thoughts and viewpoints on them.
1. Chose one choreographer/performer to view sample works by them from a dance genre suggested below:
· Ballet: Marie Taglioni, Fanny Esler, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, George
Balanchine, Arthur Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Agnes De Mille
· Modern dance: Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor, Eric Hawkins and Ted Shawn, Alvin
Ailey, Twyla Tharp, Trisha Brown, Ohad Naharin, William Forsyth, Anna Halprin, Isadora
Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Urban Bush Women, Liz
Lerman’s Dance Exchange, Bill T. Jones, Pina Bausch, Jiri Kylian, Akram Khan, Mark Morris
· Jazz: Katherine Dunham, Pearl Primus, Jack Cole, Matt Mattox, Bob Fosse, Gus Giordano, Eugene Louis Faccuito(Luigi)
· Tap: Gregory Hines, Savion Glover
· Hip Hop: Rennie Harris
2. Find at least 3 “credible” articles and/or reviews on each of the choreographer and/or the works aside from some “non-credible” resources that you choose to use. The paper should include appropriate citation and bibliography with a style of your choice. Additionally, find at least an example of a dance for each choreographer/dance company and view them.
* Note: At least one of the articles for each should be an academic/scholarly journal.
Assignment- Questionnaires
Respond to the following set of questions.
1. How is dance used to make statement/s in this artist’s sample work(i.e. provide the name of the work)? For instance, how does the dance embody and integrate socio-cultural, political, communal ideas? What are some choreographic methods used to convey such ideas?
2. What are the choreographer/artist’ main objectives behind the dance/dancing?
3. What is the main artistic philosophy of the choreographer/dancer and how is that reflected on his/her work?
4. Find an image or section in the dance that you find interesting that you think is related to the choreographer’s intent and comment on it as you describe what you see.
5. How would you describe the aesthetic(i.e. movement style) of the dances?
6. What defines the work of the artist/choreographer based on the research and how does it represent dance as an art form?
7. Provide bibliography in a proper format(i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago Style…)
*Note: To respond to the questions, you must view/read at least 3 academic sources, 1 sample viewing of the artist work and 1-2 non-credible sources(i.e. web sources).
è Some things to consider when answering the above questions:
Social Issues
• Role of race in dance
• Role of gender in dance
• Role of physical ability in dance
• Role of men in dance
• Political commentary in choreography
• Religion, dance, and the American Colonies
• Body image in dance
• Sexuality in dance
• Link between dance and another art form
• Comparison of two dance forms or styles
• Link between culture and art and dance
• African roots of contemporary jazz dance
• Martha Graham’s use of literary works
• George Balanchine and African dance forms
• Examination of a specific master work (such as Doris Humphrey’s “New Dance,” Kurt Joss’ “
The Green Table,” and Alvin Ailey’s Revelations)
Dance Education and Dance Science
• Dance in the public schools
• Dance and learning
• Physics in dance
• Kinesiology and dance
• Care and prevention of injury in dance
Grading Rubrics:
Clarity of Thesis Statements (20 possible points)
Quality of Critical Insights (20 possible points)
Overall Structure and Flow (20 possible points)
Proper Resources and Citations (20 possible points)
Grammar and Spelling (10 possible points)
Understanding of dance (10 possible points)
1. Topic of the paper: _____________________________
2. Three “credible” articles that will be used for the choreographer/dance company chosen to be researched: * Note: At least one of the articles for each should be an academic/scholarly journal. You may use websites. However, that will not count towards the three required resources. List them all in a proper citation format of your choice.
Choreographer/Dance Company
3. Any non-credible sources that will be used for the paper:
4. Sample recordings of the choreographer/dance company: * Note: Your insights on the observation of the viewing will need to be included in your paper.
Link: (list in a proper citation format)
5. Citation Style that will be used (i.e. MLA, APA, Chicago Style) and the bibliography of all your sources listed in the style:
6. Main points that will be made:
Main Thesis Statement: _____________________
3 sub points to support the main point:
7. What will be included in your introduction paragraph, body paragraph, and conclusion paragraph?

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