Three Kinds of Dance Relationships Through acts, relationships may be formed in time and place. They can alter as a function of the quantity of dancers used. A solo has a different impact on a group than a duet. If a prop is utilized, the dancer can move towards/away from it, into/out of it, under/over/onto/off it. A chair is utilized in many dances to represent something physical, such as a tree, rock, etc. The chair can be approached by the dancer either sitting down or standing up, depending on the interpretation being done by the dancer.
Relationships can also be formed between dancers inside the group. This occurs when two or more partners dance together without touching. They may take turns leading or following, but still see themselves as separate individuals. This type of relationship would not be considered a bond by itself, but rather an agreement between the participants who wish to dance together outside their regular groups. These relationships can last for any length of time, from just one performance to several years.
At the end of a show, a curtain call is given to all of the performers including those who only appeared in bit parts or as extras. This is usually followed by a post-show party where the dancers socialize with each other and meet new people. Often, there is much singing and dancing involved!
Relationships can also be formed between dancers and props. For example, a prop that is used to represent a weapon might lead to the dancers developing a relationship with it.
The dancers' connections to one another may be based on geometric designs or may alter quickly as they move close together, then apart. Even when a dancer is dancing alone in a solo, the dancer is dynamically immersed in the space of the performing area, to the point where the space may be considered a participant in the dance. Space can also have an effect on the mood or tone of a performance. A solemn ceremony might be enhanced by allowing time for quiet reflection, while a lively party would be intensified by bringing people closer together.
Dancers need space to breathe and move freely. If there is not enough space for this to happen, it can lead to injury. Too much space can make a scene or performance look fake or stiff. There must be a balance between these two things.
When two or more dancers are dancing together, it is important that they do not get too close to one another. Otherwise, they will lose sight of what each other is doing and begin to copy themselfs. This could cause confusion as well as injuries such as bruises, scratches, and sprains.
However, even though dancers should avoid being too close to one another, they should not be too far away from one another either. If a couple is standing too far apart, it may appear unnatural and give the audience the feeling that something is wrong.
Finally, the size of the space that dancers are working in affects how they use their body.
Dance Elements: Space, Time, Levels, and Force.
Space. This is how far you have to go before you can do something else. In partner dance, this space is called the footwork. The more space you give your partner, the more room they have to move their body in relation to yours. The closer the spaces become, the more restricted the dancers will be with respect to what they can do.
Time. This is how long you need to pay attention to one thing. When you pair up for a dance, you should decide on a length of time that you will both agree to follow. If you start to feel like you want to change directions or slow down, then your partner should also be able to do so without feeling restrained. Too short a time and you haven't given each other enough freedom to enjoy yourself; too long and you end up feeling stiff and uncomfortable.
Levels. This is how high you need to go in order to do something special. Most dances have different levels of difficulty where some moves are allowed at one level but not at another.