Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Ritual: A passage through
by Hahn, Jeremy, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 102; 1523252
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Keith
Commitee: Dunagan, Colleen, McDowell, Carol
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance
Keywords: Choreography, Improvisation, Mind and body, Original dance, Ritual
Publication Number: 1523252
ISBN: 978-1-303-20716-7
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