While watching the Steve Reich-Piano Phase Dance (1/2) choreographed by Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, a lot of images came into my mind. I thought the dance showed not only symmetrical movements with the arms in a specific straight direction, but it also showed mirroring and shadowing, perhaps even ghosting. From my perspective, it seemed as if the two girls who were dancing, were mirroring each other and their shadows were playing a role in the dance. However, in the middle of the shadows, there was a darker shadow and it kind of seemed like as if someone was on the other side trying to ghost their movement. I say this because at one point, the other girls shadow was moving with her but the darker one seemed to be a bit faster, trying to catch up, if you watch closely. I noticed that there was a lot of repetition involved. The arms repeatedly went around while they turned in a circle and I kept waiting for it to change. It kind of reminded me of an ABA form, but the repetition of “A” was really really long. The movement relates to the music because when the arms swing around, it’s on point with the rhythm. The faster the rhythm, the faster they turned to meet up with beat. I think what made the dance successful was the fact that there was shadowing, mirroring, and/or ghosting. It gave the effect that there were other people dancing with them on stage, so I think that’s what made the dance successful. I think what made the dance unsuccessful was the fact that the lighting went away towards the end of the performance and it focused solely on the two dancers. I feel like it took the dramatic effects away from the performance because during the entire performance I was intrigued as to what would happen next.