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    Default What "catchs" your eye in a performer?

    Hi mates?
    Was wondering, we all have different styles, come from different places worldwide, with different personalities.
    So what "catch" are eye in a performance? and are there some common things in all of us?

    For me
    a) If the dancer carry soul in her dance.
    b) her style (adore arabic style) admiting that prefer a medium arabic dancer than a fab of other style.
    c) technics
    d) a desent nice fiting and flatering costume for the certain dancer
    e) the music selection !!!!

    maria aya

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    I believe you got the most of my "criterion", but there are four things missing:

    1. They way she works with hands and arms, I have seen too many dancers who "whip" with their hands very eagerly.(this could probably be in the technique section)

    2. Her contact with the audience(not so important if doing a beledi, heh)

    3. How soft her moves are, I have also seen to many stiff and eager dancers, hard to explain what I mean, example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhaL4...elated&search=

    4. How she uses her moves(how fluent the dance is or if it fits to the music and variety)

    Wow..I'm harsh..

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    Nope Zahiraah
    You are not harsh
    You have knowledge

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    Zahiraah, wow...that clip, goodness..... she seems very, er, hyper..... like maybe too much caffeine?

    I got to agree with the criteria both of you have said. But I must admit that I put a whole lot of importance on Maria's #1. Even if a dancer is maybe not as skilled (or even a student dancer), I give her a lot of credit if she has passion, if she dances with feeling, and if her performance makes me feel something....

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    I agree with all those criteria as well, but most of the time it's just how the performance 'touches' me. Sometimes I can like it so much, but can not explain why exactly I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria_Aya View Post
    Nope Zahiraah
    You are not harsh
    You have knowledge
    Haha, maybe that is the case =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post

    But I must admit that I put a whole lot of importance on Maria's #1. Even if a dancer is maybe not as skilled (or even a student dancer), I give her a lot of credit if she has passion, if she dances with feeling, and if her performance makes me feel something....
    You are absolutely right, there are too many dancers that are just dancing and not feeling. I believe that this should be repeated over and over by the teachers because without the feeling the dancer isn't an artist anymore, only a commercial for herself in some way.

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    There are a lot of reasons I will like or dislike a performance, but what I enjoy the most (if I had to choose one thing) it's the dancer's connection with her audience and music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle View Post
    Zahiraah, wow...that clip, goodness..... she seems very, er, hyper..... like maybe too much caffeine?
    I wonder if she realized that her skirt was see-through!:p
    Last edited by Salome; 07-13-2006 at 05:52 PM.

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    I admire very crips executed movements (because I am not that good at it ) and beautiful costumes. The dancer also has to have something extra, hard to explain in Duch they call it the x-factor. I like when a dancer is having fun.

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