Title

The Ship Of Life

Presenter Information

Camille Sutherland

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom D

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

The creative dance expression work I am submitting for SOURCE is entitled The Ship of Life. I was given the opportunity to choreograph this piece in one of my dance minor classes, which I later presented and performed at the Winter Choreography Showcase. On February 6th of last year, my great friend Erin passed away. It was an incredibly hard time for me, as I had to figure out how to keep moving in my own life while dealing with the heavy burden of a loss and many unanswered questions. There are still unanswered questions, but when I found a poem entitled The Ship of Life, it eased the pain just a little. The theme of my dance quickly became “losing a friend” with Erin in mind during the entire creative process. I then found a picture entitled Loneliness by an unknown artist that fit the poem and my concept perfectly. The piece is lyrical style and explores the dynamics of connecting with someone and then having them slip away. In the beginning of the piece my partner and I dance in unison, but by the end the audience should notice us parting ways as she peacefully goes to heaven.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Therese Young

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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The Ship Of Life

SURC Ballroom D

The creative dance expression work I am submitting for SOURCE is entitled The Ship of Life. I was given the opportunity to choreograph this piece in one of my dance minor classes, which I later presented and performed at the Winter Choreography Showcase. On February 6th of last year, my great friend Erin passed away. It was an incredibly hard time for me, as I had to figure out how to keep moving in my own life while dealing with the heavy burden of a loss and many unanswered questions. There are still unanswered questions, but when I found a poem entitled The Ship of Life, it eased the pain just a little. The theme of my dance quickly became “losing a friend” with Erin in mind during the entire creative process. I then found a picture entitled Loneliness by an unknown artist that fit the poem and my concept perfectly. The piece is lyrical style and explores the dynamics of connecting with someone and then having them slip away. In the beginning of the piece my partner and I dance in unison, but by the end the audience should notice us parting ways as she peacefully goes to heaven.