Dance piece

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

Abstract: The composition entitled Dance Piece was designed for four dancers. It is a non-literal dance that emphasizes movement and motion. The main concern of the choreographer was the use of abstract spatial designs. The five movements of the dance correspond with five movements of musical accompaniment, "Symphony in D Major" by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach. The first three movements of the dance correspond with the three movements of music, Allegro di Molto, Largo and Presto. Movement IV of the dance utilizes the music of Movement I, Allegro di Molto, and Movement V of the dance utilizes the music from Movement II, the Largo. Bach of the movements deals with various choreographic elements with a strong emphasis placed on horizontal lines, diagonal lines and curved shapes. Movements I, III, and IV utilize four dancers and are primarily concerned with a variety of floor patterns composed of horizontal lines, diagonal lines, box patterns and circular designs. Movements II and V emphasize shapes and spatial lines that are created by groups and by individual dancers. All four dancers are female. Bach dancer wears a long-sleeved black leotard with a V-neck and camel colored tights. Bach dancer wears her hair in a bun on top of her head.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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