Site-specific dance emerged from the dance and visual arts scene of the 1960s and 1970s. It investigated and challenged where and how art could take place. My thesis looks back on Trisha Brown’s early site-specific choreography in the 1970s and then analyzes current site-specific choreography through viewing live performances, interviewing artists and audience members, and researching published books and articles on this genre. Site based work explores a deep relationship between choreographer, dancers, audience, and space. My final choreographic event, Natural Settings, was my two-year long exploration into creating an outdoor site-specific walking tour in Emeryville, California. The dance included four dancers and eleven sections in eleven different locations.
|School:||Saint Mary's College of California|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Modern dance, Site-specific dance|
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