Why is it important for a dancer to be able to perform in a stylistically accurate way?
This one can get a bit tricky, but it’s in the specification under technical skills, and so it could come up.
To get our heads around this one, have a think about the stylistic features of three of your Anthology works for a minute.
Dancers need to have upright posture, their weight lifted, pointed toes and be able to work in turn out. Arabesques and held positions of the arms are also important.
Dancers need to have their weight grounded into the floor and often perform with bent knees. They need to be able to use a powerful dynamic in their arms and perform with precision. They are also need to be able to work closely with the rhythms in the music.
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Dancers need to be able to isolate their hips and rib cages in a fluid, sensual way, have their weight grounded into the floor and work with syncopated rhythms.
Why is it important that dancers can perform these styles accurately?