GUIDELINES FOR VIDEO/FILM
The critique should contain the name of the video/film, when you viewed
it and the choreographer's name. Failure to include this information
will result in a 10 point reduction.
Discuss the amount of choreography in the film and how and why it is included
in the film. Does it carry the plot or is it non-essential to the
plot? What type of dance forms are included in the choreography?
Is the film a musical in format or something else? i.e. "Carousel" vs.
"Flashdance." Does the choreography tie into the theme of the film?
What kind of music is used? Did the dances have literal meaning or
were they conceptual, i.e. expressing a mood, emotion, kinesthetic or qualitative
I'm interested in your impression of the film. The above elements
are only tools to help you describe the film dance. You will be graded
on the clarity with which you state your opinion. Try not to give
too much detail in describing the film plot. Spend the time describing
the actual dances/dancers/choreography and how they tie into the film.
The critique should be 2 typewritten pages and is due within a week of
seeing them. You will remember the film/video much better if you
write the critique soon after you see it.