Dance students continue to use improvisation skills to build on their movement vocabulary. They choreograph dances using the elements of dance (BEST) and choreographic devices for a purpose. They further develop their dance skills to explore the technical aspects of different dance styles.
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What is Musical Theatre?
- Musical theatre uses song, dance and dialogue to tell a story.
- A live theatrical production, a musical typically offers a simple but entertaining plot with spoken dialogue interspersed with music, song, and dance.
This is a story of how a remarkable and very different number of theatrical elements were welded together into something also remarkable and very different called the musical. From operetta, vaudeville, variety, burlesque, revue and most importantly British music hall, came the musical. But it did not come about by accident. It was the deliberate and conscious achievement of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein (who wrote, among others, Showboat and Oklahoma) and the director Rouben Mamoulian. Against considerable opposition, both critical and commercial, they created a new art form which was unique and yet familiar.
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