Serenade Gloria & L Essay

856 words - 4 pages

Tarrant County College Northwest Campus

Serenade, L & Gloria

Jenny Arbelaez
Student ID 1070110
Danc 1341-32156; Ballet I
Ms. Amy Sleigh
03/08/2014

Serenade, L & Gloria Review

Visiting the Texas Ballet Theater for first time is definitely an incredible experience. When you cross the main entrance someone is waiting for you to guide you where to go and where to sit. I was so lucky that the theater upgraded my seat so I was able to be just in front of the stage in row 6. Next to me was a middle aged couple both wearing black and so excited that they were celebrating their anniversary. In front of my seat were two young ladies and in the back a mother with her little ...view middle of the document...

Their movements are strong, intense, and full of energy.
Successively, the dancers disappear and start coming to stage one by one or in pairs demonstrating their individual skills while the orchestra plays a different rhythm. The music transitions from percussion to melodies permitting the dancers to demonstrate their abilities to perform the coupé jeté en tournant, tour jete and sauté. One of the most exciting part was when one of the dancers did a pirouette for a long period of time and the crowd began to cheer him to continue which was proceeded by a grand applause. All the dancers gathered in the center of the stage in a free style for the final part of the act.
Afterward, the curtains went down for another fifteen minute break. When the act started I was surprised that the stage was modified causing the effect of mountains in the scenario. This time the music was deep and dark giving you a feeling of pain and suffering. The dancers were standing at the top of the mountains immobile waiting for something. All of the sudden Gloria appeared in the middle of a fog and the dancers started going down the hills. The dancers were wearing brown clothes with an appearance such as if they were fighting in a war. The women looked sad and miserable, the men were representing soldiers with a dirty helmet. You could see Gloria in the middle of two of the soldiers; they were fighting for...

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