Summer run

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

Abstract: "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 first perceives visually, then kinesthetically, and it is the visual pattern that evokes an audience's response.1 The emphasis of this dance is a cycle of action and rest which is related to Merce Cunningham's theory of motion and repose. The idea for this dance and its relation to the cycle of nature grew out of the choreographer's identification with the concept of nature in Edsel Ford's poetry. The writer believes that many of Ford's poems present summer as a time when one is aware of the fulfillment and the mystery of nature's life cycle. "Summer Run" was chosen as a title because it suggests the special nature of the season which is the fulfillment of the rebirth of spring and which will pass into the dying autumn.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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