Tuesday, March 27, 2012

serious, but to a point of humor...

was the theme tonight.  Every year for our recital we theme our recital - it's somewhat of a dance drama so to speak.   This year our title is Lancelot so naturally we'll have Jousting, and what does Jousting need that the medieval times didn't have?

Cheerleaders.

Yep, my Tuesday night advanced class (who I call the Dublin Team) will be Jousting Cheerleaders.  I just wish the director of A Knights Tale had thought of it... with all that Queen music and all.  We'll be dancing to Trent Reznor's version of Immigrant Song from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo soundtrack, because I thought it would be oh so Knights Tale if we danced to something truly bad ass.  After all Knights Tale is a modern adaptation of a Sword in the Stone...  Anyways....

So I tell the dancers tonight that their characters need to be serious to a point that the audience thinks it's hilarious - like a comedy scene where the two comedians are trying to stay focused, yet make each other laugh.  They didn't really understand my example, but then we did a small activity of making "funny" serious faces.  Oh my, was that a hoot and a half.  I then made them dance their choreography with these "funny serious faces".  BAHAHA!  I was nearly brought to tears I was laughing so hard.  Needless to say, the audience will have no problems with these kiddos.  Especially when I attach pom pom's to their hands, hee hee.  

Should be a good show :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds hilarious. I'd love to see it! I can totally picture the "serious to a point" face... I love it. Great post!

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