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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Redefining the historical music-dance relationship
by Helm, Kathleen, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 81; 1587285
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 choreographic works premiered on October 3, 2014, March 13, 2014, and October 16, 2015. They were 16 minutes, 14 minutes, and 14 minutes in length, respectively.

La FĂȘte was organized in six vignettes and set to 1960s French pop music, exposing the triviality and hysteria of teenage romance. What You Should Know About 24 Perfect Conversations, built from a movement language inspired by musical lyrics, allowed various subtexts to develop through the layering of various narratives. Romp Show was framed as a contemporary vaudeville show to evoke physicalized emotion and present a satirical narrative, providing commentary on the absurdity of subjective competition

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Keith
Commitee: Dunagan, Colleen, Johnson, Lorin
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance, Music
Keywords: Choreography, Lyrics, Modern dance, Music
Publication Number: 1587285
ISBN: 978-1-321-70975-9
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