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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Water, light, and paint: Navigating oppositional relationships
by Brown, Jenilyn, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 76; 1493093
Abstract (Summary)

In fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree, three dances were choreographed and performed in the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The premiere dates were October 15, 2009, March 11, 2010, and October 14, 2010. The pieces were 14 minutes and 45 seconds, 9 minutes and 15 seconds, and 9 minutes in length, respectively. Slippery When Dry investigated the conceptual and physical states of wet and dry, while enhancing the oppositional relationship between each state. Prism explored the area between the binary of high and low energy, while evoking the imagery of light and using multiple movement dynamics within performance. Gray#2: Boundary employed the dancing body as a tool to apply paint on the floor, while blurring the boundaries between the colors of black and white. All three works utilized the medium of dance as a means to examine the nature of dualities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vaca, Andrew
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance
Publication Number: 1493093
ISBN: 978-1-124-62248-4
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