In the process of creating Like A Unicorn in Captivity, I sought the answers to two primary research questions: "What happens when you realize that your idol isn't perfect?" and "What happens when you recognize her flaws in yourself?" The work began as a response to and an interpretation of the work of writer and aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh, incorporating multimedia, spoken word, and movement in an exploration of celebrity, hero-worship, identity, relationship, ambition, creativity and duty. As we investigated these notions, the cast and I embarked on a transdisciplinary choreographic process, one that combined movement-based and theoretical research across dance, theatre, design, music, history, literature, feminism, and women's studies. This paper offers an explanation of the inspirations behind the piece, how I arrived at the notion of transdiciplinary choreography, what the practice looked and felt like in progress, and a description of the piece that resulted from the process.
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|Commitee:||Bradley, Karen Kohn, Jackson, Paul D.|
|School:||University of Maryland, College Park|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||MAI 52/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Ballet, Choreography, Collaborative choreography, Feminist choreography, Total theatre, Transdisciplinary choreography|
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