Arabian Night dance from Aladdin on Broadway
Musicals are the embodiment of the Visual and Performing Arts. It is one of the few places where you can be immersed in a story through music, dance and art through the magic of theater. Today you will get to watch and learn a dance from the Broadway show, Aladdin. The show has over 80 special effect and is showing in 6 countries around the world.
Now join some of the cast as they teach the dance “Arabian Nights”
Respond & Reflect
What makes each dance unique from other dances you have seen?
Can you describe to someone (parent, sibling, friend) why you like one dance motion more than another?
How does each dancer move their body differently than their fellow dancers? How does their personal style and energy show as they perform the dance?
Do you think the dance would be better if the tempo (speed of the music) was faster? Or slower?
Follow up activity (optional):
Use these videos to inspire the creation of your own dance inspired by “Arabian Nights.”
In your original dance, try to include at least 2 motions taught in the video, then feel free to add your own motions. Make sure you have enough space and a clean background behind you when you take pictures/video. Dances should not be more than 6 motions in length, feel free to repeat your dance two times if you want. No audio is needed.