Anchor/Armor; Shoo Be Doo Wop (Scat a Tat Tat)

Alison Duffy (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formOther

Abstract

Anchor/Armor – Choreographer Ali Duffy performs a solo that explores the notion of being seen and of choosing to either hide or expose oneself to a particular gaze. Self-protection and neutrality as social and political provocation are related themes in the piece. Deconstruction of the performance space and of the theatrical “fourth wall” have implications both in the way a performance is experienced and the way it is interpreted, and Duffy defies these traditional boundaries in the work.

Shoo Be Doo Wop (Scat a Tat Tat) – Choreographer Ali Duffy explores a fusion of jazz, swing, and contemporary dance genres in a bright and bouncy work featuring seven dancers. A layered investigation of structure, variance and group form, the piece maintains high energy and focuses on the traditional performative elements of American vernacular jazz dance. Shoo Be Doo Wop is set to the music of Count Basie, Nat King Cole, and Billie Holiday.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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