Bruce's Rooster Dance Analysis

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Whilst choreographing, Bruce was keen to make sure that the dance was well structured and that there was a clear link and comparison between the eight tracks and themes, he was certain this link was treaded throughout the dance work. The structure of the dance is often episodic, the episodic structure is the action that unravels a range of episodes, though they are all linked but not in chronological order. Most parts are of equal significance, no particular episode is necessarily more climatic than the other although, some episodes may have their own mini climax. Bruce also uses a lot of rondo form (A,B,A,C,A,D,A) where he develops motifs that have been seen recently so that it would be helpful for the audience by referring back to the piece…show more content…
Men were seen to be more dominant and in control. Bruce wanted to get this message across in a very significant way. He made the men act like Cockerels, very cocky and stuck up, this type of imagery suggesting that Bruce portrayed the males as being animals not humans as they treated women almost like second class citizens. Obvious motifs were the grooming gestures, combing their hair and the adjustment of the tie, showing that they are better. The cocky rooster strut - One foot sliding on the floor after the other, with a slight jut of the head and neck as the rest of the body is pulled towards it. Male characteristic jumps through the air (chicken flying). Another common motif is the “please to meet you” gesture which is rhythmically in time with the lyrics and music. The sexual revolution gave people the freedom to express themselves in a physical way, this is shown through the movements within “Don’t Play with Fire”. Not only do we see in this movement and the sexual freedom but also the roles of the two sexes changing slightly as it allows the females to take control. The male dancer is dancing a solo style of jive dance but also with the females as each of them complement each other’s movement. The female presence is more emphasized in “Lady Jane” and “Ruby Tuesday.” “Lady Jane” illustrates a more delicate and sympathetic relationship while “Paint it Black” is very exciting, showing tension between the two sexes and also revenge. The red and black in the costumes and stage lighting set the great for the mood, song and the

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