“Good Morning” from Singing in the Rain (1952)
[Originally Written for Garland & Rooney’s 1939 film, Babes In Arms]
Words by Arthur Freed
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Choreography by Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen
Performance by Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor & Debbie Reynolds
Can you apply class terminology to the description of the performance?
Analyze what you drew you into the piece and what kept you out (likes and dislikes) and explain why or why not.
Identify production elements: costumes, music/sound, lights, props, stage design
Describe the movements.
Did the choreography hold your attention? How did it convey the theme or atmosphere of the piece? What were the mood, images and ideas conveyed?
Was the program based on a narrative/storyline or more abstract?
What style of dance (s) could you identify (i.e. ballet, modern, jazz, ethnic, etc.)?
What could have been done to enhance the performance?
Do you think seeing this piece on video made it different then if you saw it in a theatre live?