Music may be written especially for a ballet. But original music is expensive, and only a few large ballet companies can occasionally afford it. A choreographer usually selects music that has already been written, such as a symphony or a concerto. The music may even have given the choreographer the idea for the ballet. Most ballets are composed to music that is no longer protected by copyright. Therefore, no payment is required to use it. Existing music. When choreographers select music that has already been written, they think first about what appeals to them. There is no rule for selecting the music. Most people would agree that the lovely, melodic music of Franz Schubert is danceable. They might also agree that the harsh, jagged sounds and rhythms of Arnold Schoenberg's music are not danceable. But choreographer Antony Tudor composed one of his greatest ballets, Pillar of Fire (1942), to the music of a work by Schoenberg.
After selecting the music, choreographers listen to it until they feel they understand its mood and structure. Then they begin work on the choreography of the ballet with the dancers and a pianist or a recording of the music.
Many people believe that the most musical choreographers are those who make the ballet movements follow the music's rhythms exactly. But any beginner can do that--and such a ballet would be dull. Skilled choreographers want their ballets to express more than the music expresses. Instead of following the beats of the rhythm, they arrange dance steps that go with the longer phrases of music. To create special effects or dramatic effects, choreographers may make the steps go against the music.
Set designers, or scenic designers, are responsible for the worlds that characters on the stage and screen inhabit: from the rooms, buildings, and outdoor spaces they move through to the pieces of furniture that fill them, and even aspects of presentation like the set's angle. All of it tells a story to the audience, and it's the job of the set designer to ensure that the director's vision comes across in the visual language of scenic design. The set designer is a member of a show's core design team, a group which might include the director, lighting designer, costume designer, sound designer, stage manager, music director, choreographer, and playwright or librettist.
Most set designers are freelancers who work on plays, musicals, operas, dance shows, advertisements, television shows, and/or films on a per-project basis, although there are a small number of full-time positions at large theater companies and opera houses. Due to the freelance nature of the job, networking and self-promotion are essential.
The jagged, 14,000-foot peaks of southwest Colorado rise high 360 degrees around Telluride Town Park, creating an impossibly beautiful live music setting for the annual blues, folk and bluegrass festivals and other summertime shows at this permanent stage. Camping right in the park is popular during days-long musical events. Big annual events at this venue are the always-sold-out Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Telluride Jazz Celebration and the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Concert calendar >>
Sailboats crisscross the crystal-blue alpine lake that serves as the backdrop for this stunning mountain-town stage in Dillon. The summer schedule is usually packed with live music concerts on Tuesday and Friday nights, Saturday sunsets and Sunday afternoons. Shows include talent shows, a band competition in July and August, a Bluegrass and Blues weekend in June, and some special events like country- and swing-dancing nights. Concert calendar >>
Map your projections with customizable scenic elements to create a professional, immersive production.For organizations and theatres with LED walls and/or advanced projection capabilities, Broadway Media also offers Scenic Projections PRO. These script-accurate scenery packages feature mappable scenic elements, textures, weather animations, and additional resources.
Why consider Scenic Projections?Scenic Projections will bring dynamic visual energy to your production while being cost-effective compared to traditional costly backdrop rentals. Digital scenery provides the best scenic solution for theatres without a fly-space or organizations that lack a permanent venue.
Scenic ProjectionsTM packages are uniquely aligned to your script: each image or video segment is tied to a specific cue line. This makes integration of digital scenery into your production incredibly simple. Scenic ProjectionsTM packages are customizable and include many cue options to select from to produce the perfect scenery for your show - these can be something as simple as a lighting change or the sun setting.
If you decide that a certain element is best omitted to match your artistic vision, it is easy to exclude it .We recommend that you take full advantage of the provided pre-production rehearsal materials and give yourself the time necessary to really look through everything. For best results, we suggest going through the script and digital scenery content side by side, deciding where you want each moment to happen along the way.
It is customary to educate your cast on the inner-workings of a traditional set, as to make sure everyone knows where the entrances and exits are located. The same rule applies to digital scenery, where it may be even more important to help your cast know where each animated transition or magical moment occurs. To avoid confusion, make sure your cast is familiar with the projections with plenty of time before performances.
The Scenic ProjectionsTM resource is designed to be very simple and intuitive. You can license digital scenery for many MTI titles. With that booking, you receive pre-production rehearsal materials and production materials for your performance dates, all delivered through simple-to-use software (available on Mac and PC).
Scenic Projections Show Packages are still images or animated video projections that coincide with a musical or play. BMD includes specifically tailored content that aligns with each required scene. Base licensing ranges from $450 to $1795, depending on product options and performance criteria.
Is there a way to get a preview of the scenic projections for Seussical the Musical? We are putting on the musical in 2023 and are looking at the idea of scenic projections or LED screen, but before we make any purchases or go out to design our own, we'd love to see what you have to offer for scenic projections? Because of the high cost, is there any way to get a demo of the content included?
Bunraku: (also Banraku) traditional Japanese puppet theater. Each puppet is about one meter tall and is manipulated by up to three people, with each person responsible for a different part of the puppet. Their efforts make the puppets appear alive despite the fact that the puppeteers are visible on the stage. Bunraku plays are accompanied by the music of traditional Japanese instruments.
imaging: a technique which allows students to slow down and focus individually on an issue. The students, sitting quietly with eyes closed, allow pictures to form in their minds. These images may be motivated by bits of narration, music, sounds, smells, etc.
Noh: Japanese drama that began as a religious ceremony in the 14th century; plays are highly stylized and depend upon music, lavish costumes, mime, and masks. Traditionally Noh was the theater of the upper classes.
props: short for properties; any article, except costume or scenery, used as part of a dramatic production; any moveable object that appears on stage during a performance, from a telephone to a train.
vaudeville: a form of stage entertainment that includes a variety of acts; was extremely popular in the early 20th century; the term comes from the Valley of Vire in France, known for its music and entertainment in the 15th century.
A Little Night Music by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim was produced by the University of Arkansas Department of Theatre in 2018-2019 academic school year. The scenic design process entailed a series of private meetings, design meetings, independent research, and analysis that all culminated into a full scenic design package. The show itself has many locations that quickly transition into one another. It was my challenge as the designer to cohesively design the scenery so that it could be transitioned easily and in time with the music. The major themes of the show that I based the design around were magic vs. mortality and femininity vs. masculinity. I represented these themes using wrought iron as a symbol of femininity and softening it with the elegant drapery. The grandeur of the scenery and the art nouveau style wrought iron represented the magical world in which the mortal characters lived. The numerous scenic transitions challenged me as a designer to communicate my ideas effectively. Overall the show was a success. The design came together to be a beautiful and grand representation of the world created by Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim.
Tracing the length of eastern Kentucky, the Country Music Highway unveils the rich musical heritage of a region that produced such country music stars as Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, and Dwight Yoakam.
Running almost the entire length of eastern Kentucky, the Country Music Highway is a byway devoted to the rich heritage and history of the region. You will be immersed in the traditions of eastern Kentucky mountain music since this byway has been home to over a dozen well-known country music stars, including Naomi Judd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, and Patty Loveless.
The quality of the musical heritage of the byway is exhibited by its famous musicians; however, it is also exhibited through the continued commitment to the arts by current residents. The best evidence of this is at the Mountain Arts Center (MAC) in Prestonsburg. This seven-million-dollar facility houses the Kentucky Opry, a nationally recognized group of local musicians who perform regularly and work to preserve the tradition of eastern Kentucky mountain music. In addition to the Opry, the MAC also sponsors a wide variety of country music performances. 781b155fdc