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Dance EssaySamantha Kenny I am going to compare and contrast 2 professional dance works Never Again and Waterless Method Of Swimming Instruction Never Again was choreographed by Lloyd Newson and performed by the DV8 Physical Theatre in 1989 Lloyd Newson first entered the dance profession when he joined the NEW Zealand Ballet in 1979 He then came to Britain in 1980 and studied with the London Contemporary Dance School LDCS for 1 year He then joined Extemporary Dance Theatre EDT where he danced for 5 years After EDT he began to develop his own style and wanted to follow his personal politics He formed DV8 Physical Theatre in 1986 to brake down the barriers between dance theatre and personal politics He wanted a wider range of audiences so they performed in smaller venues which also decreased the ticket prices allowing anyone to afford tickets The stimulus point for Never Again was section 28 It was choreographed as a response to section 28 Authorities shall not promote the teaching in any Maintained schools of the acceptability of homosexuality As a pretended family relationship Channel 4 commissioned Lloyd Newson to create Never Again for Signals It is a narrative piece that shows a collection of images and uses a taboo subject matter to provoke a reaction from the audience It is a dance with meaning The movement content of Newson work has no fixed technique In Never Again the use of symbolic work is important Newson uses stylised pedestrian movements such as vLooking at fingers vTurning head to the side vShakingnodding head vRunning hand through hair vLaughing The movement is naturalistic flow We see a collection of people socialising They represent a modern formal and city style bar middle class Newson also uses a lot of contact work in Never Again Here are some of the contact movement content vContact between the back and the upper torso and the legs entwined vRolling over
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