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  • 1. Product Work LogName_______________Brooke Doss______________________ Date ______10-14-11_________Product ___________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_____________Date/Time: Activity: Met with my project Comment/SuggestionsThursday, 10-13-11 facilitator :8:00-9:00 Commentary: I met with Mr. Brad, my project facilitator, to discuss my plans for my senior project. I explained my ideas to him as far as the style of dance that I had chosen to focus on, as well as my choreographic ideas. Mr. Brad offered a lot of great input and advice, and also was able to assist me in choosing a song that fit my aspirations for my piece. I also got my project facilitator agreement form signed on this date.
  • 2. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss____________________________ Date _____10-31-11_____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Contemporary technique Comment/SuggestionsThursday, classes :10-13-11 to Commentary: From the time that IMonday, began the senior project process by10-31-11 meeting with Mr. Brad on the 13th, I have had two two-hour classesTuesdays from focusing on contemporary dance7:00-9:00 PM; total of technique and style. Without these4 hours spent in this classes, I would not be able to gain andtime period. maintain the strength, flexibility, and artistry that is essential to pursuing contemporary dance as a career. Choreographing and performing a contemporary solo requires both the technical and artistic skills gained from experiences in contemporary classes such as these.
  • 3. Product Work LogName____________________Brooke Doss___________________________ Date ____11-21-11 ____Product ______________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance______________Date/Time: Activity: Learning and starting to cut Comment/SuggestionsMonday, and piece together my senior project :11-21-11 music1:00-4:00 PM Commentary: This is the first time that I have ever cut a piece of music, and so I had to learn how before I could begin. My project facilitator helped me get started. Although it took a lot of time to get on track, it is a very important learning process for me as I want to be a dancer and choreographer, because those jobs require music to be cut often and usually quickly. It is also a more complicated process than usual because not only am I cutting the song, but I am also piecing two different versions of the same song together. Even though I am starting out a little slow, I am hoping to be able to finish tomorrow by myself and to have a nicely cut song!
  • 4. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss__________________________ Date ______11-22-11______Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance______________Date/Time: Activity: Cutting and piecing together Comment/SuggestionsTuesday, my senior project music :11-22-1110:00 AM-12:00 PM Commentary: I have successfully pieced the two songs together and finished cutting the rest of the product! It sounds great and fits the time limit for the senior project video. The two songs combined all together was a total of ten minutes and thirty-four seconds, and I was able to cut that down to a minute and fifty seconds. Now I can begin choreographing!
  • 5. Product Work LogName__________________Brooke Doss___________________________ Date _____11-30-11_____Product ____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Contemporary technique Comment/SuggestionsTuesday, classes :11-1-11 to Commentary: Once again, I have keptWednesday, track of my hours spent taking11-30-11 contemporary technique classes throughout the month. Continuing toTuesdays from build technique and creativity is7:00-9:00 PM with the absolutely necessary, especially in theexception of contemporary genre. Discovery ofThanksgiving break; new ways of moving is a verytotal of 8 hours spent important and unique aspect ofin this time period. contemporary dance, and consistently taking class will help tremendously in building different movement qualities and vocabulary.
  • 6. Product Work LogName_____________________Brooke Doss_________________________ Date ____12-27-11____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance______________Date/Time: Activity: Contemporary technique Comment/SuggestionsThursday, classes :12-1-11 to Commentary: Three Tuesdays thisTuesday, month were spent continuing to12-27-11 concentrate on contemporary style and technique, as well as continuing toTuesdays from prepare for the filming of my senior7:00-9:00 PM with the project. I have the benefit of takingexception of one day class from an excellent on-the-spotduring Christmas choreographer, which allows me tobreak; total of 6 hours study the choreographic process andspent in this time how a great choreographer thinks andperiod. puts together movement.
  • 7. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss______________________ Date _______12-28-12________Product _______________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_____________Date/Time: Activity: Choreographing my piece Comment/SuggestionsWednesday, :12-28-11 Commentary: I have finally started the12:00-1:30 PM choreographic process! I began today and have gotten 43 seconds of the piece choreographed. It is a long process because I want to show all of my strengths and have to think carefully about what I want and where I want it to happen in the piece. I often go back and change my mind about things, but it is all part of the process at first. This will give me great experience so that hopefully as I continue to grow as a choreographer, I will be able to choreograph more quickly and efficiently!
  • 8. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss____________________ Date _______12-29-11___________Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Met with my project Comment/SuggestionsThursday, facilitator, Mr. Brad :12-29-116:00-7:30 Commentary: Today Mr. Brad watched what I have choreographed so far and offered some of his opinions. He loved the piece and my ideas, and just wanted to help me really focus on the technical aspects of the dance. He gave me some technical tweaks to think about and work on, and helped me understand what he meant and how I could improve even more in the things that I was doing. All in all, it was a very successful meeting!
  • 9. Product Work LogName_____________________Brooke Doss___________________________ Date ____2-20-12____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Choreographing my piece Comment/SuggestionsMonday, :2-20-12 Commentary: Today I revisited what I1:00-3:00 PM had already choreographed in December and the corrections that I’ve been working on that Mr. Bard gave me. I was not able to work on my piece during January or meet with Mr. Brad again due to the many rehearsals I had for a show I was in at the beginning of this month. Now that I can focus on project once again, I worked out all my corrections and added on another thirty-six seconds.
  • 10. Product Work LogName___________________Brooke Doss_______________________ Date ______2-21-12_______Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_____________Date/Time: Activity: Choreographing my piece Comment/SuggestionsTuesday, :2-21-12 Commentary: Today I finished my9:00-10:30 AM piece, and I plan to make some final adjustments tomorrow and then to show Mr. Brad my final project on Thursday. I love my piece and really enjoy dancing it. I feel that it shows off all of my strengths, as well as includes a few things that I know I need to work on, in order to help me improve.
  • 11. Product Work LogName_______________Brooke Doss_________________________ Date _______2-22-12_________Product ______________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_____________Date/Time: Activity: Cleaning my piece Comment/SuggestionsWednesday, :2-22-12 Commentary: Today I just made a few11:00AM-12:00PM tweaks and changed a few things in preparation for my meeting with Mr. Brad tomorrow. After I meet with Mr. Brad, I will continue to practice my piece when I can, and video it sometime in March!
  • 12. Product Work LogName_____________________Brooke Doss__________________________ Date ____2-23-12____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_____________Date/Time: Activity: Meeting with my project Comment/SuggestionsThursday, facilitator, Mr. Brad :2-23-126:00-7:30 PM Commentary: Today I met once again with Mr. Brad, this time to show him my finished product and to get any corrections or advice that he had about the piece itself as well as how I was dancing it. I was thrilled that Mr. Brad thought I had done I great job on the piece and that I was executing it well. He again give me a few details to work and improve on, and we spent awhile working on technique and running the piece. I will have another, final meeting with him in March before the filming takes place.
  • 13. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss______________________________ Date ____2-29-12____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Contemporary technique Comment/SuggestionsWednesday, classes :2-1-12 to Commentary: Although I did not haveWednesday, any regular contemporary classes in2-29-12 the month of January or in the first week of February due to performanceTuesdays from rehearsals, I have now resumed regular7:00-9:00 PM with the classes, and I am working harder thanexception of the first ever as filming day is coming up soon!Tuesday of the month; This month I have focused a lot ontotal of 6 hours spent improvisation techniques, which I willin this time period. definitely benefit from as I put the finishing touches on my piece.
  • 14. Product Work LogName___________________Brooke Doss____________________________ Date _____3-8-12_____Product _____________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance_______________Date/Time: Activity: Meeting with my project Comment/SuggestionsThursday, facilitator, Mr. Brad :3-8-126:00-7:30 PM Commentary: Today was my final meeting with Mr. Brad before the filming of my finished product. I ran my piece several times, each time implementing all of the details and corrections that Mr. Brad and I had noticed throughout the entire correction process. Mr. Brad and I both agreed that my piece is ready for filming!
  • 15. Product Work LogName_________________Brooke Doss____________________________ Date _____3-11-12______Product ______________Choreographing and Performing Contemporary Dance______________Date/Time: Activity: Contemporary technique Comment/SuggestionsThursday, class :3-1-12 to Commentary: This contemporary classSunday, was the last one that I will attend3-11-12 before the filming of my product, and also before the Stand and Deliver ofTuesday, March 6th, my Senior Project. I was able to dancefrom 7:00-9:00 PM with dancers from a dance studio in South Carolina, and seeing new and different ways of moving inspired me to dance more and more out of my comfort zone. I feel that over the course of the time since I started the senior project process, I have really grown as a dancer. I’ve worked extremely hard to do so, and I can’t wait to perform my piece for the video that will be shown to the judges!