"Alpha to Omega"

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

Abstract: The prediction of the future has always held a fascination for the choreographer, who has been particularly concerned with the growth and development of nuclear weapons. Investigation and thought on the subject led the choreographer to further study and to the development of the following personal hypothesis: the human race, from the beginning has been progressing to the point of self-destruction. This statement is the essence of "Alpha to Omega". Symbolism was the major device used by the choreographer to communicate her thoughts to the audience. The dance was organized into three sections; "Creation", "Evolution", and "Destruction". During Section I, the choreographer wanted to create an atmosphere of sacredness and awe, while using movements to symbolize the creation of human life. No music was used so that the emphasized breath rhythms could be heard. The movements were motivated by these breath rhythms and were of a smooth quality at a slow, restrained tempo. Section II was further divided into three parts: (l) people working together creatively; (2) people working together technically; and (3) people working together as a nation. These three parts together were intended to show a progression from a simple society to a complex society. Part One utilized movements that were abstracted from the movements of painting, sculpting and writing.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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