Rock of Ages takes you back to the time where big bands with big hair and big ego’s played the classic 1980’s rock songs. But one song was the most captivating out of them all and that was ‘Hit Me with Your Best Shot’. The movie Rock of Ages was directed by Adam Shankman who brought back the classic 1980’s rock songs in 2012. During this movie the rock god Stacee Jaxx comes back to town where his once girlfriend/groupie Patricia Whitmore lives and is married to the mayor.
ROCK ON !!!
Throughout the movie Mia Michael’s has well-choreographed a Musical Theatre piece called ‘Hit Me with Your Best Shot’ through the use of movement and non-movement components. The intent of ‘Hit Me with Your Best Shot’ was to mostly entertain the audience but it was also to show that Stacee Jaxx is a bad influence on the town and also the effect that Stacee Jaxx has on Patricia Whitmore's 'perfect relationship' as Patricia Whitmore is still secretly in love with Stacee Jaxx.
DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE DID YOU !!!
Michael’s has used many movement and non-movement components to convey the intent but the components that Michael’s has used more effectively was steps, spacing, costuming and sounds. Overall Mia Michaels has successfully used movement and non-movement components to create an entertaining and captivating Musical Theatre piece that efficaciously conveyed the choreographic intent of the dance.
SO CAPTIVATING !!!!!
Mia Michaels has used movement components to not just entertain the audience but to convey the idea that Stacee Jaxx is a bad influence on the town.
ROCKERS RULE !!!!!!
The spacing in the dance 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot' started at the back of the church hall with the lead Patricia Whitmore in the centre.
They move their way down the centre of the isle and then all split into different church pews leaving Patricia Whitmore and two other house wives in the centre of the isle. Later on the two wives join the other house wives on the church pews leaving only Patricia in the centre of the isle. Mia Micheal's has effectively used spacing to show that Patricia Whitmore is the first and main lady. She also uses this to show that the house wives are in total support of Patricia Whitmore as they are always placed behind her. This also shows that Patricia Whitmore is trying to fight to keep up her good reputation as some of the house wives break away for a brief moment but she fights for them back.
She also effectively used steps to show the choreographic intent of the dance by using sharp and aggressive movements aimed towards Stacee Jaxx's photo.This is to show that she is willing to fight to keep up her 'perfect reputation'. For example she uses a step which involves Patricia Whitmore and the house wives holding their arms extended above their heads with their hands clutched into a gun as their hips thrust forward in a sexual motion towards Stacee Jaxx's photo. This is a contradiction as they are in a church and the house wives are set as being modest. She also uses a movement that includes the house wives hands being clutched together into a gun position as her motif also connecting to the song 'Hit Me With Your Best Shot' which connects to how Patricia Whitmore is going to fight to keep her perfect reputation. Therefore Mia Micheal's has created a entertaining and Captivating piece that is enjoyable and fun to watch through the use of movement components.
Mia Micheal's has also used non-movement components to effectively convey the intent of the dance by using costuming and sounds. Patricia Whitmore and the house wives are wearing various pastel coloured pant suits, dresses or a blouse with matching coloured skirts or pants they're also wearing matching white heels. Mia Micheal's has purposefully chosen these costumes to show the innocence and purity of the house wives.
WE LOOK AMAZING!!!!!
Mia Micheal's has also used sound to portray the choreographic intent of this piece. In the music there is the use of an organ which is custome to a church after the organ starts to play the electrical guitars and drum set starts to play as the chorus starts this is to emphasise the strength and power of the chorus. The lyrics in the song also back up the intent of the dance as it has the words ' Hit Me With Your Best Shot ' Mia Micheal's has purposefully chosen this song as it indirectly says that Stacee Jaxx can hit Patricia Whitmore with his best shot and Patricia is ready to fight for her town and reputation. Therefore Mia Micheal's has effectively used non-movement components to effectively convey the choreographic intent of the dance to the audience.
Rock of ages is an egotistic, big haired, big band, rock movie that brings back the classical 1980's rock songs. one of the songs that was brought back to life in 2012 was 'Hit Me with Your Best Shot'. Mia Micheal's has successfully created a entertaining and captivating piece through movement and non-movement components throughout the dance to convey the idea that Stacee Jaxx is a bad influence on the town and how Patricia Whitmore is trying to keep up her 'perfect reputation' by hiding her feelings for Stacee Jaxx and fighting back. Therefore Mia Micheal's has successfully used movement and non-movement components to covey the choreographic intent to the audience.