This project report discusses the choreographic process used to investigate tools and methodologies for cultivating genuine, natural performance qualities and character embodiment in concert modem dance works. In fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance, three dances were created and performed to showcase advancements in this thesis research. Circular Waltz Study investigated how to embody character roles within specific duet relationships. As One explored exposing the expressive possibilities of the body with a large ensemble cast. Plastic Passions and Grounded Intimacies utilized improvisation in the choreographic process to generate movement material and coach dancers to cultivate a genuine performance quality. This project report will examine the strengths and weaknesses of the methodologies explored, and whether they were ultimately successful in helping the dancers deliver a genuine character during performance.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Dance, Performing Arts|
|Keywords:||Improvisation, Modern dance, Performance training, Training methodologies|
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