The choreography, production and notation of a long dance entitled "A love dream"

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth Ree Gavett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Virginia Moomaw

Abstract: The subject matter of "A Love Dream" is based upon the mythological story of Cupid and Psyche. In this myth the irate Venus, losing the worship of her people, seeks revenge upon the beautiful mortal Psyche through her son Cupid who falls in love with the innocent girl. Considering the required length for the dance, the story of Cupid and Psyche provided an abundance of material adaptable to dance. Few people were necessary for the production. Moreover, a desire to choreograph a narrative in which it would be possible to create characters with definite personalities and to work out the sequence of the plot carefully and clearly, influenced the choice of subject matter. The use of personalities in a plot provided a more interesting problem in notating the dance by the Laban System of Dance notation. The myth of Cupid and Psyche, therefore, served these purposes to the fullest.

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Language: English
Date: 1951

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