"Some day, I'm goin' sing"

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Sherry Kay Lyons (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Virginia Moomaw

Abstract: "Some Day--I'm Goin' Sing" is a dance concerning the struggle of the black people to-gain their freedom and identity. The dance is based on the mood of hope. The choreographer wished to bring to the viewer a feeling of a transposed people, knowing bondage and servitude, who were also a people capable of having undying hope. It is really 8 mood dance in which hope is continued in a variety of conditions. In the first section of the dance the motivation for movement came from the idea of struggling in hope that they may break free from bondage. Strong rotating and sustained movements are used in a compact group pattern. Later in the dance a setting suggesting a church was constructed, using boxes and benches. The act of building is used as a sign of hope, and as an indication of an urge to seek a better life. Quiet sustained movements were used in the church as the congregation feels the ecstasy of faith and belief that a better life is coming. After the congregation leaves the church, the tempo increases suggesting the feeling of hope, of someday having complete freedom and rights.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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