An analysis of three non-objective choreographic techniques

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Mary Carolyn Byrum (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Virginia Moomaw

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to prepare a written script suitable for use in choreography classes on the college level. The script identified, analyzed, and clarified the current non-objective choreographic approaches of three contemporary dance artists. The three selected non-objective choreographic approaches were multimedia by Alwin Nikolais, chance/indeterminacy by Merce Cunningham, and computer by Jeanne Beaman. The script was organized to provide a flexible supplement and guide for viewing the selected films pertaining to the non-objective choreographic approaches of these choreographers. The three available 16 millimeter films selected for analysis in the scripts were FUSION by Alwin Nikolais, RAINFOREST by Merce Cunningham, and STATIONARY DANCE by Jeanne Beaman.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Nikolais, Alwin
Cunningham, Merce
Beaman, Jeanne

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