Saturday, September 4, 2010
GUIDE QUESTIONS FOR BP's SEPTEMBER GALA
Your reaction must be computer-printed on short bond paper using 12-point font (Times New Roman) with 1 and 1/2 spacing for better readability.
The more profound and well thought out your answers to the questions, the better the score. (Read my dance review of Ballet Philippines' Shoes++ to get some ideas on how to write a critical analysis on a dance performance.)
Please edit your paper so that it will merit a higher grade.
Answer each of the following in two to three paragraphs.
1. Rate the overall performance of Ballet Philippines from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest possible score and 1 being the lowest). Explain the reasons for your assessment.
2. Among the various dance vignettes of Ballet Philippines' September Gala, which one (give the title of the dance number) did you enjoy the most and why?
3. According to Susan Sontag, the dancer is the most self-demanding of performing artists since Terpsichore's devotee aims for nothing less than perfection. Which of the dance vignettes (give the title of the dance number) embody this desire to transcend the limits of the human body? Explain your choice.