Woodlands Dance Festival

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Second Semester- Dance Critique

We watched various professional dance performances at the Woodlands Dance Festival on April 9 2011 at the Nancy Bock Center. The festival represented Dance Houston's wide-ranging aesthetic, featuring several styles of dance including hip-hop, contemporary, cultural and ballroom. The festival featured Revolve Dance Company, Dance of Asian America, Urban Souls Dance Company, Ballet Excelsior of Houston, International Ballet of Houston, Affinity Ballroom and trEd. These performances I will remember for a long time. It was a great opportunity for me to expand on different unexplored paths at this Concert performance. The music and dance put together paints a perfect picture for each of the performances. It was enlightening to see these performances for me because many of the dances went out of the boundaries and out of the box. The music depicts the whole picture when associated with these dances. All groups had amazing performances and showcased some cutting edge choreography. All throughout the performances, the performers were very meaningful about their feelings through the facial expressions and at the same time they were very elaborate because you could tell how they felt just by looking at their faces. The performers danced excellent. I was very impressed by how precise they were in every single movement. I did not notice any sort of errors and it was all put with tremendous amount of effort and practice. The people who preformed were so realistic towards the society, there was nothing odd. The spacing used throughout the stage was very effective, it was not crowded and space was used wisely. The sets and props were absolutely amazing and it was work that could not have been done in one day for it was really astonishing. I really liked the costumes the performers were wearing because most colors that were worn were bright and they were bold and visible to the audience. The costumes were...
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