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

Abstract: Kairos is a dance for six dancers. The central idea explores ways in which people spend the valued element of time, through work, play, travel, existence and even death. The dance consists of three sections illustrating three separate aspects of time: Section I - "Passing," Section II - "Nevermore," and Section III - "Always." The first section begins with all six dancers entering the stage at different times carrying on five various properties to be placed in designated areas of the stage. The properties represent different ways in which people spend their time. These properties are used in Section I only. Since Section I deals with the passing of people in time, thin section is composed mainly of all types and tempos of crossing patterns as the dancers move across the stage, often relating to each other and the properties. Section II is concerned with limited tine and mental or physical death. The sharp, mechanical, percussive movements of the three unrelated dancers in this section are extremely important in conveying the emotionalism of despair and loneliness that accompany this aspect of time.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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