SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 1 (2016)

THE DANCE CREATION FOR RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LEVEL

Naraphong Charassri, Ruksiney Acalasawam






Abstract


The purpose of this research is to develop a dance routine for
rhythmic gymnastics at the international competition level. There were
fourteen people in the sample group: eight of them are dance specialists, while the other six are experienced national gymnasts. The tools used for primary research were documents, textbooks and personal interviews, and the researcher analyzed every alternative to create her performance. The results showed that all eight components of dancing (story design, choreography, choosing the cast of performers, music composition, costume design, prop design, performance area, and lighting design) are the foundation that helped the researcher develop a whole picture in order to choreograph the dance to its full potential. She was able to combine all of these things to create an appropriate routine in line with the rules of international gymnastics. Other than the collected results and data, the researcher was able to match up all of the different areas of awareness in gymnastics: awareness of rules, standard dance as art movements, performance time, creativity in dance as art movements, variety of dance as art movements. Combining these five awarenesses with the eight components mentioned above, the researcher was able to choreograph more dance varieties to be developed into new performances in the future

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