Presentation on theme: "PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY (Partner Song 5/CD3-33,34)"— Presentation transcript:
1 PLAY A SIMPLE MELODY (Partner Song 5/CD3-33,34) Edison’sPhonographPhonautogramMartinville’sWon’t you play a simple melodyMusical genius, set your audience reelin’, won’t you play me some rag?Just change that classical nag to some sweet beautiful drag.like my mother sang to me?If you will play from a copy of a tune that is choppy you’ll get all my applause,One with good old fashioned harmony.Play a simple melody.and that is simply because I want to listen to rag.
3 Dance Instructions Ragtime Dancers Two-step DancersIntro: Enter stage in pairsV1: Face L w/LH on waist or shoulder of partner, walk R-L-R-L, one step per ms., 4 ms.In place RF only ,lean back on RF front, lean FW on RF back.Cont. walking 4 ms. R-L one step per ms.Cane/umbrella on floor, slow turn to R.Repeat entire pattern but start with LF and RH on shoulder or waist.Instru1: Look appalled when ragtimers enter … very snobbish throughout.V2: Slight knee bends w/cane/umbrella in front on floor. Cont. looking snobbish.Instru2: Rush (in disgust) to Stage R, form lines facing L, repeat entire sequence from Stage R.Ending: Stand still emitting disgust and snobbery. On final note put nose up in air, both hands on cane in front.Ragtime DancersIntro/V1: off stage L (from perf. view)Instr.1: big step-kick entrance, stand on L of 2-S couple.V2: Shuffle side to side w/cane in front (R-L-R-L),w/cane (RH) on floor walk around couple to other side w/broadway LH,big out/in sway w/cane horizontal in frontRF slow kick, then small hop w/LF point.Shuffle R-L-R-LLH cane on floor, walk back around coupleBig out/in swayFinal pose: RH on cane (on floor), RF cross over LF, LH tip hat as you nod your head.Instr2: gather fellow ragtimers to stage LV3: Same as above, but all ragtimers stage LEnding: Run around and harrass 2-Steppers. On final note down on one knee on L side of 2-steppers, arms wide out with cane in R hand, looking up at snob with BIG smile!