The exploration of ritual during rehearsals has been the foundation for this thesis and the basis for the creation of three choreographed dances entitled: Arrival, Nautilus, and Being, Witnessed performed at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Each piece explored different themes yet shared a similar process, which developed the use of ritual and its relationship to the shaping of a dancer's expressivity, authenticity and agency, and the development of choreography. Each dance served as an applied practice that refined the presentation of choreographic intent and explored a variety of different collaborative relationships. This project report chronicles the analysis of these three dances, which explored the application of theoretical information and experimental practice.
|Commitee:||Dunagan, Colleen, McDowell, Carol|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Choreography, Improvisation, Mind and body, Original dance, Ritual|
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