Title

The Nostalgic Trance

Presenter Information

Marianna Brown

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom D

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The artist work I am submitting for SOURCE is entitled The Nostalgic Trance. This piece was created in a choreography dance class, in which our requirements for the project constituted finding a poem, followed by a piece of art and then finally using key words brainstormed from those two works, creating movements, from which the dance would begin. This was a very different process from which I usually choreograph, but I believe it strengthened my art as it grew in depth. Having to pull from so many sources to create one creative movement creates a deeper meaning to the movements performed. The poem that started this creative endeavor was ‘I loved You Once…” by Pushkin. The art piece I drew my inspiration from was ‘The Erosion of Yang’ by Scot Mayberry. The music chosen, ‘Sentimientos’ by Andres Linetzky & Ernesto Romeo, is a seductively nostalgic tango piece which strengthens the yearning qualities in the movement. The dance explores concepts of love, rejection, unresolved feelings of desire, and dedication to a cause. The dancer is focused on a loving memory, and continues to become lost in her thoughts of her loved one, fueled by desires to get them back, or at least give it a good try. I believe this concept is easily relatable to real life because mostly all people have been rejected when they were not ready for it. The piece ends with the dancer torn between her heart’s longing, and the truth she must ultimately face.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Therese Young

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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The Nostalgic Trance

SURC Ballroom D

The artist work I am submitting for SOURCE is entitled The Nostalgic Trance. This piece was created in a choreography dance class, in which our requirements for the project constituted finding a poem, followed by a piece of art and then finally using key words brainstormed from those two works, creating movements, from which the dance would begin. This was a very different process from which I usually choreograph, but I believe it strengthened my art as it grew in depth. Having to pull from so many sources to create one creative movement creates a deeper meaning to the movements performed. The poem that started this creative endeavor was ‘I loved You Once…” by Pushkin. The art piece I drew my inspiration from was ‘The Erosion of Yang’ by Scot Mayberry. The music chosen, ‘Sentimientos’ by Andres Linetzky & Ernesto Romeo, is a seductively nostalgic tango piece which strengthens the yearning qualities in the movement. The dance explores concepts of love, rejection, unresolved feelings of desire, and dedication to a cause. The dancer is focused on a loving memory, and continues to become lost in her thoughts of her loved one, fueled by desires to get them back, or at least give it a good try. I believe this concept is easily relatable to real life because mostly all people have been rejected when they were not ready for it. The piece ends with the dancer torn between her heart’s longing, and the truth she must ultimately face.