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Rean here…Congratulations to all Acts Manila entries to the Philippine Dance Cup

Rean here…

In today’s event for the Philippine Dance Cup, the there was one instance that the podium microphone was not operational right when the organizers were about to announce the winers of a division. This was one of these time you wished you had one of your karaoke microphones to lend to the official just to remove the suspense. Thankfully it didn’t take long to have the microphone back.

Rean here…

In today’s ballet class, I mentioned to one of my teachers that teaching or learning ballet is a lot like playing the piano. When you study a piano piece, you start with the right hand at slow pace, the left also slow , both hands, slow then both hands fast. Similarly, ballet steps are learned starting with slow steps from 1st position. After this you move to 3rd then 5th position. You then add the arms and later the releves. Once the combination can be executed well, only then do you speed up. It’s like patiently cutting hard objects, you have to allow your diamond saw blades to do their work slowly but surely.

Rean here…

Had a discussion with my teachers today about choreography. We were tasked to do a choreography for a school event on Oct 25. So I assigned the task to one of them. I just let her scale down a choreography I did previously and had her video her work. Beginning choreographers usually panic about running out of steps to give. It’s really not as difficult as tracking the RFID signals of a migrating whale. Choreography starts with your own movements in response to a piece of music or to a theme. You can choose to express your movement in the Classical Ballet vocabulary or other genres like Contemporary, Folk, Jazz or Hip-Hop. Once you’ve created your movement “melody”, you can then create your harmonizing movements. For example my teacher did 4 sets of an eight count 1st port-de-bras. I told her to have one group kneel down on the second set and sit down on the third. An element I really consider important is texture. Movement has to fill all levels and tempos for a richer piece. In the coming days, I’ll be doing more experiments on dynamic.

seriously considering another theme update… the load time on this one is really slow…