Soon after DanceFest '08 ended, our modern dance team faced immense criticism, particularly from the college blogosphere. Some accused that their standard have dropped ever since their seniors left them. Others commented that it was just unlucky of them to be performing with the likes of Meridian Junior College (MJC) dance team. The rest claimed that the winner, Project Crunk, was way better than the college dance team.
nothing interesting. anyways, it was unanimously decided that TP's modern dance SUCKS! wa lao pls la. they all look like kids dancing lor. and they'd invited the MJ dance to come and perform. wa lao they come out only it's so obvious MJ dance is much much better and polished. plus, they had at least 3 guys.
Nevertheless, the majority of the critics agreed on one thing - their performance lacked energy. If you study the three different opinions above, you should be able to figure out that the critics believed that the current TPJC modern dancers failed to dance as energetic as their seniors, the guest performers and of course, the winners of the competition themselves.
what i saw was disappointing though. no offence but im sure most people'd agree that our school's dancers aren't good enough save for a couple. Madeline was awesome. popping and pumping and whatnot in every item. but really, the dance team had no energy whatsoever and had no synchrony. i was definitely expecting much more at the tertiary level but nah.
In my opinion, I truly believe that our college modern dance team had given their best in every performance. Regarding the accusations that the standard have dropped ever since their seniors stepped down, I think perhaps its because of the time constraint. Perhaps, they were given less time to build the chemistry and confidence among members. This could be due to the implementation of the new rules which shortened the number of CCA days.
my fren from poly who watced dancefest said that its as if TPJC dancers never eat! no energy!
A dancer can only be perform with energy if he is confident in his steps. A dance crew can only perform with energy if they are confident enough to perform their steps in near-perfect synchronization together. And to have that requires a lot of team building and chemistry.
As for the comparisons between the TPJC modern club with MJC and Project Crunk, I leave you to decided if the argument is justifiable.
The latest victims of our 'comparing attitude'.