Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Natural Settings Project: Choreographing and Researching Site-Specific Dance
by Randall, Jill Homan, M.F.A., Saint Mary's College of California, 2016, 83; 10151061
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Davalos, CatherineMarie
Commitee: Lawton, Dana
School: Saint Mary's College of California
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance
Keywords: Modern dance, Site-specific dance
Publication Number: 10151061
ISBN: 978-1-369-05825-3
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