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Susan Warden (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lois Andreasen

Abstract: In the thesis dance entitled "Humornonhumornon", the choreographer employed three seemingly incompatible choreographic methods to create a dance in three sections to music composed by J.S. Bach. Three dancers performed in Section I, wearing short, panelled skirts and bright make-up which complemented the humorous content of the choreography. Section II was performed by two dancers dressed in long, elegant skirts which echoed the flowing, lyrical quality of Bach's violin duet. All five dancers performed in Section III, which combined the humor of Section I and the elegance of Section II in an Interesting visual pattern of contrast. In the first and third sections, a black curtain at the back of the stage was manipulated by the dancers to create humorous effects. 3ach's music gave each section its underlying structure as well as providing movement Images to the choreographer. General lighting was employed in all three sections. "Humornonhumornon" brought many questions to the choreographer's mind, particularly in reference to the creative process and to the complex distinction between art and craft. After studying various theories concerning these two Issues, the choreographer concludes there is a definite correlation between the type of artistic process used by the artist and his/her success in producing either art or craft. This correlation offers fertile material for further research.

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Language: English
Date: 1977

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