The spectacular Musical Theatre performance ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ was a dance and singing part in the movie ‘Rock Of Ages’. This was choreographed by Mia Michaels and included incredible techniques and theatre skills. The movement and non-movement components were also terrific and displayed the choreographic intent perfectly. It shows the goody two shoes yelling at the photo of Stacee Jax the rocker and saying to the rockers ‘hit me with your best shot’, meaning that the rockers can’t knock them down and can’t stop them from being against rock n roll. It also was eye-catching entertainment and was choreographed flawlessly.
The movement components in this performance were strong and overall amazing. Firstly, the space used in this performance was good and matched the intent nicely. There was a pyramid shape at the dance of the musical with the lead, Patricia Whitmore, at the point. As they walk down the aisles of the church, they walk in a straight line before splitting into different rows onto the church pews. Patricia was left in the middle with two other girls who were mildly focused on. They had her in the middle because she is the leader of them all and they start to spread out because it’s the build-up to the chorus and it gets more upbeat. These movements were effective and well-used for the dance. The other component, energy, was also used wonderfully. It contained hard-hitting elements but also soft and sweet moves. Things like bringing out the hand gun at a quick place making it hard-hitting. They use strong movements to show anger towards Stacee Jax then they use softer and slower movements like the body rolls. The use of this is to show that they are godly and good people. Together this displays the great energy used throughout. Overall, these movement components display the choreographic intent excellently.