The inspiration for my choreographic piece was from a short scene from the most recent ‘Fame’ movie. Whenever I used to watch the movie, the scene when ‘black and gold’ by Sam Sparro played, always made a connection with my creativity. I have always wanted to choreograph a dance to the song. Therefore, when HND’s were given the choreography tasks, I jumped at the opportunity and used my inspiration from Fame, as the driving force behind my movement material.

The choreography I have decided to do is American/Fosse inspired jazz. I believe this style not only shows me off to my best potential, but also my other dancers who are featured in my piece. My choreography is simple but effective, which therefore results into the piece being clean and precise. I decided to include props throughout my piece. The props I use are hats and chairs. Including props challenged my creativity and allowed me to choreograph outside of my comfort zone. In addition to, hats and chairs are also a stylistic feature of Bob Fosse, which is a huge influence seen in my choreography. ‘Black and Gold’ by Sam Sparro has always been a song I enjoy listening to. It is a song everybody is able to sing along with and relate to as it never gets old. I really like the tone of Sam Sparro’s voice and the old school ‘jazzy’ feel to the lyrics and instrumental. As a result of the song having different dynamics such as; fast paced and slow-paced beats, I felt I could add those dynamics into my movement to eradicate the pace of my movement staying on the same level throughout. For costume, my main inspiration and influence was Sam Sparro’s music video to ‘Black and Gold’ and Hugh Jackman’s performance of ‘The greatest showman’ at the London O2. I consider myself simplistic, therefore I wanted my costumes to portray that. I also believe simplistic aesthetically looks better on dancers, as it does not draw the attention away from the choreography.

Morgan Matthams

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The inspiration for my choreographic piece was from a short scene from the most recent ‘Fame’ movie. Whenever I used to watch the movie, the scene when ‘black and gold’ by Sam Sparro played, always made a connection with my creativity. I have always wanted to choreograph a dance to the song. Therefore, when HND’s were given the choreography tasks, I jumped at the opportunity and used my inspiration from Fame, as the driving force behind my movement material.

The choreography I have decided to do is American/Fosse inspired jazz. I believe this style not only shows me off to my best potential, but also my other dancers who are featured in my piece. My choreography is simple but effective, which therefore results into the piece being clean and precise. I decided to include props throughout my piece. The props I use are hats and chairs. Including props challenged my creativity and allowed me to choreograph outside of my comfort zone. In addition to, hats and chairs are also a stylistic feature of Bob Fosse, which is a huge influence seen in my choreography. ‘Black and Gold’ by Sam Sparro has always been a song I enjoy listening to. It is a song everybody is able to sing along with and relate to as it never gets old. I really like the tone of Sam Sparro’s voice and the old school ‘jazzy’ feel to the lyrics and instrumental. As a result of the song having different dynamics such as; fast paced and slow-paced beats, I felt I could add those dynamics into my movement to eradicate the pace of my movement staying on the same level throughout. For costume, my main inspiration and influence was Sam Sparro’s music video to ‘Black and Gold’ and Hugh Jackman’s performance of ‘The greatest showman’ at the London O2. I consider myself simplistic, therefore I wanted my costumes to portray that. I also believe simplistic aesthetically looks better on dancers, as it does not draw the attention away from the choreography.

Morgan Matthams

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