Video # 1: Split Sides 45 Split Sides 45, Directed by Charles Atlas, Choreography by Merce Cunningham According to you and your own experience, what was this dance about? Create your own story as you will submit it in your response assignment on the next page.
Video #2: Split Sides 46 Split Sides 46, Directed by Charles Atlas, Choreography by Merce Cunningham Again, based on you and your own aesthetic sense, what is happening in this piece? What is your version of a story that is happening here? Do you notice the difference in setting and the sequence of the events in comparison to Split Sides 45? How does this change in scenery and sequence influence this story? I have had you watch the first 5 minutes of both Split Sides 45 and Split Sides 46 in the previous page. Because Merce Cunningham, the choreographer, didn’t want to force a story or message upon his audience, it was up to you to create a story for yourselves based on what you saw. Please give me a short description of the story you have personally created for both Split Sides 45 and 46.
Your response should have your name and date in the upper left hand corner and will be due Friday 9/11 by 11:59pm. Please remember, your experiences and stories are your own. There are no right or wrong answers. I am just looking forward to reading what you have created based on what you saw. Have fun! Your response submission should look like this: Your Name 9/11/2020 Split Sides Response Split Sides #45 I can’t wait to see what you come up with………. Splits Sides #46 Again, have fun and see if the change in environment and staging influences your story here…..Your role as an audience member is even more valuable when the choreographer chooses to stress the importance of movement over storyline. It’s up to you to determine your experience.
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