Open your eyes

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

Abstract: 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, and "Do What You Like" from the rock group, Blind Faith. The words of "Do What You Like" were the motivation for movement patterns which were designed to stress meaning with universal implications. The words of the Gregorian Chants were not interpreted but used for their quality of sound. Three area levels were used throughout the work. These levels were Earth (floor contact), Mid-Point (stools) and Outer Limits (above the Mid-Point area). Each level had a significance of its own, representing levels within man's life. The intrusion of rock music upon the smoothness and regularity of the Gregorian Chant, stressed the rhythmic changes in the life of man. Just as the performers overlapped with each other in movement, experiencing physical Contact, two very different musical pieces overlapped in sound.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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