In drama class, we have been looking at different movements, like smooth and Jerky movements. We had to make a dance routine with a storyline with 2~3 people. I did my dance with Raveena and Tomoka. Our group danced to a song called Vitamin by Girls Generation, the K-pop dance & singing group.
Our story was about 3 girls practicing to dance, and Tomoka makes a mistake in the dance and we get mad at each other. Then we do solos to see who is the best at dancing, but then, we get sad for not working together because worked on it for a long time. Then, we all act out like we are sorry, and we get together again.
We used techniques like changing our expression for when we are happy together and when we are sad.
The hardest thing for me in the performance was to remember my solo part because I had 3 solo parts. I was also very nervous, so I kept looking at Raveena.
When I looked at other peoples dances, they were really into the music and the dance, but I was really nervous, so I couldn’t really show the facial expressions I was supposed to have in the different parts of the dance.
In our dance, I think we had symmetry, asymmerty, smooth and jerky movements, and fast and slow movements.
I really enjoyed doing this drama unit, and even though I don’t do these type of dance (I do tap dance) I still had lots of fun practicing and performing.