Dances About Current Events
Station 1: Racism
These are 4 different dancers from 4 different countries. Watch their space and interactions. What are they saying in this dance? How does having a poem spoken make this different from a "regular" song used?
Station 2: Classism
Two friends who started in the same place and are now in completely different places. Watch for their energy and movement qualities -what does it tell you about them? What do you feel about each of the characters?
*Begin watching at 1:12
Station 3: Addiction
Pay attention to how similar their movements are, but what exactly makes them different? Who is the addition and who is the addicted? Do you think there is a real, permanent separation at the end? Why/Why not?
Station 4: Human Rights
This was created and performed in 2007; what else do you think would have made the beginning slides? What does the circle represent?
(sorry for the lower quality)
Watch the beginning and then at 2:50 skip until 6:05 and continue watching.