|Type of Project||Essay/Research Paper|
Choreography, Performance, Costumes, Lighting, Music and Set
Write a critique articulating your honest thoughts and opinions on what you have seen
on the stage. Your critique should be at least 2 full single-spaced pages and should
touch on the topics of choreography, performance, costumes, lighting, music and set.
The critique will include a section on each piece of the concert. There are eight pieces
in the concert and, therefore, you will have eight sections to your paper.
>>>Here is how to format the sections:
Title of the piece:
[In this section, you will include your description, analysis and evaluation of what you as
an audience member observed while watching each piece. Please refrain from using
such phrases as, “I liked this piece. It was good.” Here are some examples of some
questions you can refer back to as you describe each piece. Were the costumes
appropriate for the theme of the piece? Did the set fit in well, or was it distracting? Was
the lighting used in an effective manner? You could also touch on the story, if any, in a
Here are some notices you must use.
( The critique MUST be written in the third person. )
2 Full-Single-Spaced Pages
1- Title of the piece: Mozart’s Motivity
Choreographer: Robin E
Notice For section one: there were 4 girls and 3 boys dancing with each other. They
were doing ballet. The music was slow and smoothing. The costume was what rural
villagers wear. The light suited the style of dancing.
2- Title of the piece: Evil Friends
Choreographer: Kristi L
Notice For section two: the costumes were so weird and funny. The dancing was as a
comedian play. The music was nice and the light fits with it. The dancers were acting
like they are fighting while dancing.
3- Title of the piece: My Brother (1991)
Choreographer: Louis K
Notice For section three: there were only two boys. They were doing a lot of movements
and repeating them again and again. They were like in a small room and they want to
scape from it. The music was opera. The light did not fit with the music and the stage
because it was two dark. The costume was fine.
4- Title of the piece: Of Seven
Choreographer: Summer Brown
Notice For section four: there were 5 girls and 2 boys. The movements and the
techniques were very good. The dancers were close together it’s like a one piece.
5- Title of the piece: Vessels
Choreographer: Joshua D
Notice For section five: there were 4 girls and 1 boy. They were wearing a weird
costumes. It was like swimming suits. I would call this dance (waves dance). The
lighting was good and fits with the stage.
6- Title of the piece: Beauty Your Ashes
Choreographer: John A
Notice For section six: it was the best section. The effects were amazing. The customs
were fantastic. All the audience liked this section, the most. The music was very slow. It
was a fabulous dance. Everyone enjoyed it.
7- Title of the piece: Progress
Choreographer: Natalie B
Notice For section seven: there were a lot of running and movements. It was too noisy.
The costumes were ugly. The only good thing was the lighting and the music.
8- Title of the piece: Harlem
Choreographer: Lauran C and Marriam L
Notice for Section eight: there were 3 boys and 3 girls at the bar. The dance was very
old. The lighting was cool and fits with the music. The costumes also were old. Totally it
was like an old movie.
|Total score 100%||Meets all the criteria necessary for an A+ grade. Well formatted and instructions sufficiently followed. Well punctuated and grammar checked.|
|Above 90%||Ensures that all sections have been covered well, correct grammar, proofreads the work, answers all parts comprehensively, attentive to passive and active voice, follows professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness, plagiarism-free|
|Above 75%||Meets most of the sections but has not checked for plagiarism. Partially meets the professor’s instructions, follows professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness|
|Above 60%||Has not checked for plagiarism and has not proofread the project well. Out of context, can be cited for plagiarism and grammar mistakes and not correctly punctuated, fails to adhere to the professor’s classwork materials, easy to read, well punctuated, correctness|
|Above 45%||Instructions are not well articulated. Has plenty of grammar mistakes and does not meet the quality standards needed. Needs to be revised. Not well punctuated|
|Less than 40%||Poor quality work that requires work that requires to be revised entirely. Does not meet appropriate quality standards and cannot be submitted as it is to the professor for marking. Definition of a failed grade|
Choreography Performance Costumes Lighting Music and Set