Please help with these prompts: Why are dance production roles such an important part of dance productions? Do you think that dance performances would be the same without these roles? Which would roles you choose and why?  

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When thinking about a dance production, one might think first and foremost of the dancers involved. Many people are not even aware of how many other people who are not seen on the stage contribute to a dance performance in their various roles backstage.

When discussing the importance of these...

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When thinking about a dance production, one might think first and foremost of the dancers involved. Many people are not even aware of how many other people who are not seen on the stage contribute to a dance performance in their various roles backstage.

When discussing the importance of these roles, you could mention the fact that some roles are absolutely vital in order to ensure the audience has an enjoyable experience when watching the performance. For example, being in charge of the lighting or the music of a dance production is very important, as without the right lighting and the right music, the dance production would be missing very important features and may not be as impressive as it could have been. Even roles which feel relatively minor, such as being involved with the make-up or being in charge of the outfits for the dancers, contribute to the performance as a whole.

Another important dance production role you might want to mention is the role of the choreographer. The choreographer ensures that all dancers move in the right way at the right time. Thanks to the choreographer, each dancer’s dancing reflects exactly what it needs to in order to fulfill the choreographer’s vision for the dance production as a whole. Without a choreographer, a dance production might quickly become uncoordinated and chaotic, with each dancer trying to show off their skills rather than aiming to contribute to the performance as part of a team.

In order to choose which role to go for, you need to know where your personal strengths are. Personally, I would prefer the role of the choreographer. I imagine it must be an incredibly satisfying feeling to see your vision finally become reality in a dance production. However, you might feel that this role carries too much responsibility, in which case you might prefer one of the other roles.

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