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

Abstract: "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 circular motions. Different aspects of the two basic themes are discovered as they are manipulated, contrasted, combined, and energized at different levels and tempos. The effectiveness of the spacial relationships requires the usage of five dancers. The music, Anton Webern's "Opus 7: Four Pieces For Violin and Piano" and "Opus 6: Six Pieces For Orchestra," acts as a background for the movement themes. The kinetic content of the dance dictated an ABCD structure. Each section shows different facets and interactions of the two general themes. The first section presents the angular motif and the circular motif in sharp contrast to one another. Further contrast between the two themes is explored in the second section as more locomotive movement is used.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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