Title

I'm Ready Now

Presenter Information

Therese Young

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

When I heard this song it struck a chord for me. I found myself reflecting back on the various chapters in my life and how to capture it through movement. The piece begins with a young girl living her playful, imaginative childhood, moves through the angst we experience as a young adult trying to make the hard decisions about our life, and finally as a mature adult reflecting back on their life with no regrets and being ready to face the future whatever it holds or however long it lasts. As a young girl there is a freedom in movement that has a sense of abandonment and playfulness. As the next phase of life occurs the young girl flees as the young woman enters. The movement now becomes more difficult and emotional as evidenced by the movement patterns. The young woman confronts her younger image and realizes that it is a part of her that has passed. They dance together with a chorus who reiterate the movements as shadows that capture passing moments. Upon the entrance of the mature woman the young woman exits and the movement becomes a mixture of hanging on to the past with the addition of giving in to the realization that time has passed. The older woman now chases her youth to no avail as she comes to the full realization that she has lived her life well and is ready now for whatever comes.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Therese Young

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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May 16th, 1:10 PM May 16th, 1:30 PM

I'm Ready Now

SURC Ballroom A

When I heard this song it struck a chord for me. I found myself reflecting back on the various chapters in my life and how to capture it through movement. The piece begins with a young girl living her playful, imaginative childhood, moves through the angst we experience as a young adult trying to make the hard decisions about our life, and finally as a mature adult reflecting back on their life with no regrets and being ready to face the future whatever it holds or however long it lasts. As a young girl there is a freedom in movement that has a sense of abandonment and playfulness. As the next phase of life occurs the young girl flees as the young woman enters. The movement now becomes more difficult and emotional as evidenced by the movement patterns. The young woman confronts her younger image and realizes that it is a part of her that has passed. They dance together with a chorus who reiterate the movements as shadows that capture passing moments. Upon the entrance of the mature woman the young woman exits and the movement becomes a mixture of hanging on to the past with the addition of giving in to the realization that time has passed. The older woman now chases her youth to no avail as she comes to the full realization that she has lived her life well and is ready now for whatever comes.