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An analysis of three non-objective choreographic techniques 1976 98 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 95 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 67 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 66 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 1 "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 a long dance entitled "A love dream" 1951 1 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 2 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 2 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 1 "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 2 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 1 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 1 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 0 "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 0 "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 0 "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 0 "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 0 "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...