Waltz Of The Flowers Analysis

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During “Waltz of the Flowers,” a part of The Nutcracker selection, the mood of rebirth and growth sept into the audience. The piece started very calmly with the dancers doing jumps about the stage. As the piece progressed, the jumps and leaps got grander and the movements became larger and more impressive, as the flowers “grew”. There were many long extended movements that slowly became faster and more impressive as the music grew louder. The dancers throughout the whole piece were smiling to show the growth of themselves, portraying a flower. For “Russian Dance”, another excerpt from The Nutcracker, the music started loud and intense, and the movements that the dancer did mirrored the music. The dancer, as the song continued, did many twirls and jumps which gave off the impression of a glorious win. Each of the movements were fast and sharp, with many high jumps added in. The dancer was once again smiling which showed the victorious dance to celebrate his victory. In “Spanish Dance,” another excerpt from The Nutcracker, there was a bright red light which reflected off of the red shirt that the man was wearing and the red dresses that the two women were wearing. There was overall red lighting and no exact spotlight, which contributed to the mood by giving off a more powerful …show more content…
I loved the way the man effortlessly leaped about the stage. It seemed as if all he did was effortless yet beautiful, and I was able to easily understand what he was trying to convey. My least favorite piece was “When We Fly”. I was able to understand that the dancers were attempting to portray birds, but I felt it was slightly jumpy; as one dancer would leave the stage, another would come back with enough time for an awkward moment to pass. There were many solos and group parts, and though it was interesting, I felt it was a little choppy and in that, it made me uncomfortable to

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