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Module Two Post Five ( Savannah Ballet- The Geometry of Dance)

For my last post I decided to reuse this site:http://www.savannahballettheatre.org/about/education-outreach/the-geometry-of-dance-powerpoint

Although the site is titled the geometry of dance, there are actually a lot of examples for how symmetry is involved as well. I wanted to reuse this site because it was becoming quite difficult for me to find other websites that I had’t used already, and I remembered that this site had a lot of great examples. Although this is a slideshow and there are no words, there are a lot of pictures that are easy to visualize and that are pretty self explanatory.


Module Two Post Four (Mathematics of Dance)


This PDF talks about the mathematics of dance. I only focused on the symmetry portion which actually had a lot of good information. It talked about how Choreographers use
symmetry as a stylistic feature in their dance creations. It also said that in dance all 4 of the  symmetries are used. Reflectional, rotational, translational and
glide reactional symmetry.

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Module Two Post Three (Math and Dance Related?)


This power point presentation talked about several different forms of math in general, but once again I just focused on the symmetry portion of it. The power point basically explained that dancers need to be very symmetrical.Often, formations in a dance create reflection or rotational symmetry. Also when dancing with a partner, dancers often use both reflection and rotational symmetry. It also explained that dancers are constantly moving their bodies across the stage so that it reflects the same consistent pattern.

Module Two Post Two (The Mathematics of Dance)


This website talked about several different kinds of math involved in ballet however since I narrowed my topic to symmetry and ballet I only focused on the symmetry portion of the website. This website talked about both symmetry and asymmetry. It explained that if something has symmetry then it can be rotated, shifted, or reflected and still end up looking the same. When watching a choreographed dance, one thing you’ll notice is the use of the symmetry of motion, in both that of an individual dancer and that of a group.Another thing you’ll most likely notice is the use of asymmetry as a method to break the eye from the scene, or to demonstrate dissent within the piece.

Module One Post Fifthteen

The Math of Marching. I have another example of how there is math in marching. Without the influence of mathematics a marching show has no tempo, rhythm or general effect. Like elbows must be bent at a 90 degree angle and instruments should be held at a 45 degree angle. Without math a marching band could not exist because there’s no where to pinpoint which member goes where, make formations and pay music while doing so.

Module One Post 6 (watercolour)

(Source: Art  teacher)

Watercolor compares in range and variety with any other painting method. Transparent watercolor allows for a freshness and luminosity in its washes and for brushwork that makes it a most alluring medium. There is one basic difference between transparent watercolour and all other heavy painting mediums–its transparency. The oil painter can paint one opaque colour over another until they have achieved their desired result. The whites are created with opaque white. The watercolourist’s approach is the opposite. In essence, instead of building up he leaves out. The white paper creates the whites. The darkest accents may be placed on the paper with the pigment as it comes out of the tube or with very little water mixed with it. Otherwise the colours are diluted with water. The more water in the wash, the more the paper affects the colours; for example, vermilion, a warm red, will gradually turn into a cool pink as it is thinned with more water.

Module Two Post Five (The math in film making)

On this website it explains the math behind film making in detail.

Things like:

Pre-production which is like script, setting etc. Everything you need to know before you start recording. The post-production which is editing and fixing parts and like where clips start coming together.


Module One Post 11

Fractions in marching seem impossible. How could there be fractions in marching and playing an instrument? In the marching band, taking consistent step size is very important. The phrase 8 to 5 means 8 steps to every 5 yards. We use fractions to divide up the yard lines equally. Also there are certain angles you need to hold your instrument. Here is the website I used https://prezi.com/3lxktuwnibco/math-and-marching-band/