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

Abstract: The dramatics of the theatre has always held a certain fascination for the choreographer. After an examination of the qualities which could be deemed most important for a dance with dramatic intent, the choreographer recognized that communication was vital to the success of the final production. This had to stem from the dancers' own enthusiasm and projection. In order to create enthusiasm, the choreographer worked on achieving believability in each dancer's character emoting honest and clear movements. "Prism" was actually about dancers. The dancers themselves had little difficulty producing the characters of the dance. Because the choreographer relied upon the dramatics of the dancers as well as the execution of the movements, projection was a primary principle in the presentation of the dance. To achieve projection through movement and dramatics, the choreographer stressed to the dancers physical and psychological elements that they strived to master. This was the dancers' responsibility to the audience.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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