Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Performance training methodology through the choreographic process
by Brown, Summer, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 83; 1511337
Abstract (Summary)

In fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree, three dances were choreographed and performed at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater located at California State University, Long Beach. The dates of the premieres were October 14, 2010, April 28, 2011, and October 13, 2011. The dances were ten minutes and thirty seconds, fourteen minutes and forty seconds, and five minutes and forty-five seconds in length, respectively.

When the Question Comes investigated how to train dancers to move with intention and achieve a natural-looking, emotionally unguarded, and open way of being. 12:01 challenged dancers to find spontaneity in set choreography, make choices in response to internal and external stimuli, and find the difference in repetition. Snowflakes and Gumdrops explored how to lead a soloist to develop an interior dialogue and construct a sense of environment through the use of focus, imagination, kinesthetic awareness, and mind-body connection.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Keith
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Dance, Performing Arts
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Publication Number: 1511337
ISBN: 978-1-267-30851-1
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