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Sculptolinear kintinuum : a theater art piece 1969 912 The dissertation was a performance of a theater art piece, Sculptolinear Kintinuum. The concert presentation took place March 13, 14, 1969, at Taylor Theatre on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro campus. It is recorded in a l6mm film. The...
An analysis of three non-objective choreographic techniques 1976 157 The purpose of this study was to prepare a written script suitable for use in choreography classes on the college level. The script identified, analyzed, and clarified the current non-objective choreographic approaches of three contemporary dance art...
A choreographic experiment with mixed means for the purpose of communicating through the act of theatre 1973 148 The purpose of this study was to experiment with mixed means for the purpose of communicating an idea through the act of theatre. The choreographer chose to use all elements of theatre at any time as they seemed necessary to the work and as they appe...
The transposition of literary and rhetorical constructs to dance theory and choreography 1974 155 It was the purpose of this study to explore selected literary and rhetorical constructs as philosophical models for describing the aesthetic nature of dance, techniques of choreography, and the theory of choreography. Essentially heuristic, the study...
An analysis and comparison of the choreographic processes of Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, and Phyllis Lamhut 1978 119 The purpose of this study was to investigate what each of three professional choreographers perceived to be his choreographic process and to present an analysis and comparison of the information. Criteria used in selection of the three subjects were ...
A statement about the dance "Restless eydeas on uneasy pad" 1960 6 "Restless Eydeas on Uneasy Pad" is a dance that was choreographed as a manifestation of elements in the jazz idiom. The elements of rhythm, dynamics, design in time, and design in space were studied in dance, music, and paintings, and were utilized i...
The choreography, production and notation of "The covetous sister" 1951 10 A. Statement of the Problem It was the problem of this study (l) to choreograph a long dance in which there were solo, duet, trio, and group dances for women; (2) to produce the dance with proper costumes, stage sets, lights, and music; (3) to notate...
The choreography, production and notation of a long dance entitled "A love dream" 1951 7 The subject matter of "A Love Dream" is based upon the mythological story of Cupid and Psyche. In this myth the irate Venus, losing the worship of her people, seeks revenge upon the beautiful mortal Psyche through her son Cupid who falls in love with...
Antithesis 1969 15 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 movemen...
Open your eyes 1971 7 The choreographer's intent in her creative process was to communicate a simple statement of people caring about each other and being willing to like one another. Two musical pieces were used: Gregorian Chants by a chorus from the Abbey of ENCALAT, an...
Summer run 1971 11 "Summer Run" is structured on spacial designs which develop into kinetic phrases. Each phrase begins with a design and ends with a new design which is also the beginning of the next phrase. The choreographer agrees with Arnheim's theory that one firs...
Images 1972 8 Images is a non-literal dance revealing the visual designs and dynamics produced by bodies moving through space. The visual effect of groups of bodies, the designs they make as a group, the designs made by the individuals of the group, and the effect...
Silver apples of the moon 1972 6 The dance for six girls, "Silver Apples of the Moon" was a reflection of the choreographer's experiences and opinion of conflicts that appear in contemporary life. The music was "Silver Apples of the Noon" (196?) by Norton Subotnick, an electronic pi...
Interchange 1972 8 The desire to create a choreographic work purely from a design stimulus led to the cerebral approach to this, choreography and to the need for a scheme. The choreographer wanted a scheme which would be used originally in a cold and calculated manner ...
Interplay 1972 4 "Interplay" is a kinetic dance which emphasizes different energy levels, line design, spacial relationships, and motion. The central idea of the dance is based upon the interplay of the two main kinetic themes--abrupt angular motions and flowing circ...
"Just to dance" 1972 6 "Just to Dance" is a dance for five women and three men in six sections. Costumes for the women are long, white, sleeveless halter top dresses made of light weight crepe. The men's costumes are high waisted, white flare slacks, with low V-neck white ...
"Noga syksnivarts" 1972 10 "NOGA SYKSNIVARTS" is a non-literal dance in which kinetic qualities and design are the main materials developed in the work. The music used was Stravinsky's Agon. The natural division of the music fell into twelve sections, thus the work was compose...
Hungarian wedding 1972 10 "Hungarian Wedding" is a dance in which traditional folk dance step patterns are given a modern application. Solemn ceremonial moments of an Hungarian wedding, adapted for theatre, are contrasted with joyful moments of celebration. The dance has four...
"Some day, I'm goin' sing" 1972 8 "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 bo...
Journey 1973 7 "Journey" is based on Richard Bach's short story, Jonathan Livingston Seagull. The message of the book, to find out what it is that you love and want to do with vour life, and to give your greatest effort to make this dream become a reality, became t...
Wildwood permutations 1973 9 Wildwood Permutations is choreographed in three sections for eight dancers. The tape accompaniment consists of bird calls and electronic sounds composed on the Moog Synthesizer by the choreographer. The costumes are tie-dyed nylon jersey leotards and...
Umbo suite 1973 60 The dance Umbo Suite was made for five dancers with the purpose of making spatial design. It was inspired by "Umbo", modular furniture, which comes in molded pieces that are joined by the creator in whatever shapes he wishes to construct. It is molde...
Nebula 2072 1973 5 Nebula 2072 is a design study based upon the idea of futurity. It is conceived in the hope that the spectator may enjoy interesting shapes and floor patterns created by the bodies of the dancers. The music, Noise Study by James Tenny, and percussion ...
Crochet 1974 7 The dance, Crochet, was developed out of the translation of actual crochet patterns into dance movement. Instead of using yarn and hook, nine dancers were used to weave the designs, textures and rhythms of the needlework. The relationships of the thr...
Anomaly 1974 19 ANOMALY is a dramatic dance. It is concerned with fear of new ideas and with violence and intolerance that are often a result of this fear. Because of the dramatic and emotional content of the piece the choreographer chose to make this statement of f...
Four women 1974 7 It was the purpose of this study to show four women from a historical view of slavery. This point of view was used to develop the moods, personalities, and movements of the four women. The four types of women concerned were those of a slave, a free m...
Peopledance in midstream 1974 13 Peopledance in Midstream is a dance for four dancers. The central idea is, that in the midst of daily activities, people dance. The intent of the mood is one of lightheartedness and gaity. The dance is in three sections. The first section is without ...
Dance piece 1975 27 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 correspo...