Tchaikovsky’s story of The Nutcracker was the dance piece that I decided to evaluate as it is one that I personally enjoy.However, it would be very difficult to evaluate the whole performance, so the excerpt which I have chosen is from 8:28 to 23:22.
This task requires me to choose a nursery rhyme for which I will then devise a simple choreography to tell the story without using any words.
On first thought I felt that this task would be simple however, when looking into nursery rhymes in detail, in order to see the story, the task turned out to be a little bit more difficult.
My Chosen Nursery Rhyme
The nursery rhyme I have chosen is that of Jack and Jill.
My Simple Choreography to Tell the Story!
Hold hands in a crouched position in a line
Stand up slowly and sway from side to side
Use right hand and circle it slowly backwards until it is outstretched in front of you
Lift left hand so it sits slightly under and to the left of the right hand
Turn right hand back and forth (from the 9 to the 3 of a clock face)
Lower the left hand as if it was heavy
Every 2nd person in the line drop the the ground to a sitting position (Jack)
Every 1st person turn to the right hand side to look at person 2 sitting on the floor (Jill)
Every second person will lift their hands to the top of their head pointing vertically upward and pull them apart and slightly downwards
Every 1st person will do a rolling motion with their hands while lowering them selfs to floor to sit in the line alongside their shoulder partners.
Repeat as many times as necessary…