It’s always a challenge to find a video clip that will provide enough material for students to use their new found language (i.e., the Elements of Dance vocabulary) while, at the same time, not overwhelm completely. Today, in showing an excerpt from Nacho Duato’s “Arenal”, the students viewed a powerful female solo (the second solo, for those of you who are familiar with the piece) – not too long (about 2 minutes), but full of possibilities – or so it seemed to me!
To those of you in the Tues/Thurs class: I wonder exactly how challenging this solo was to write about. Was it easier than writing about the Martha Graham duet from “Diversion of Angels”, or more difficult? Give me your feedback, please!
For those of you in the Mon/Wed class, I will be choosing a different solo for you to view, but it might be interesting to see the comments from the other class.