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

Abstract: Antithesis is a large group dance using the element of contrast in design, rhythm, group dynamics and mood. Two groups, one aggressive and the other passive in character, oppose one another throughout most of the dance. The aggressive group's movement is strong, angular and opposing, while that of the passive group is soft, curved and lyrical. The music is "Fantasy and Fugue" from Studies in Improvisation by Lukas Foss. In the beginning the aggressive group is on stage moving in a very close relationship, each member in his own pattern. The movement is slow with much tension and intermittent sharp movements. Following is a section in which each dancer continues his pattern but with great speed. Eventually the group falls into unison movement. Upon the return to the slow section, tension wanes and the dancers return to their individual patterns, making their exit slowly and methodically as a group.

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Language: English
Date: 1969

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