UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Pollyann Brandman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lois Andreasen

Abstract: Spectrum is a work for eight dancers and is composed of six sections based upon seven poems written by the choreographer. The basic intention is to explore the relationship between poetry and movement and the various ways in which the two art forms can be combined to enhance communication. Section I, entitled "Ontology," and set to "Taurus" by Randy California and "Mood for a day" by Steve Howe, is a dance of awakening and exploration. The poem is recited by the dancers as part of the movement. Section II, "Rain," provides a light-hearted comment, accompanied by J.S. Bach's "Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor" (from Book I of "The Well-Tempered Clavier") and rendered by William Carlos on the synthesizer. The poem is prerecorded on the sound track. This section contrasts with the third, "The Sky is Crying," to "Graceful Ghost" by William Bolcom. This portion uses vaudeville imagery and stylized declamation to create a serious comment on the course of humanity.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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