Presenter Information

Elizabeth Sande

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Dance, Site Specific, Bridge

Abstract

The site-specific assignment in the choreography course included creating a movement work at an outdoor location on campus. I chose a bridge with the fall leaves as a covering from the towering trees above, accompanied by the sound of the creek and all its inhabitants. The site stood out to me as I was walking through campus and I felt that it could communicate the message I wanted to send. A bridge represents a joining of two sides; my piece was about being pulled between the two different sides, becoming unaware of what was right. The presentation will be viewed through video. I chose to use movement that showed the pulling between two paths. Since the bridge is rather narrow, most of the movement travels backward and forward. I use level changes; including the cold hard ground as well as the soft golden leaves above. I dance with the bridge rather than on it, because the bridge is the inspiration for my work. I discovered that infusing expressive movement, the outdoors, and an absence of music created a different way to experience movement.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Fullmer, Crystal

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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Site Specific

SURC Ballroom A

The site-specific assignment in the choreography course included creating a movement work at an outdoor location on campus. I chose a bridge with the fall leaves as a covering from the towering trees above, accompanied by the sound of the creek and all its inhabitants. The site stood out to me as I was walking through campus and I felt that it could communicate the message I wanted to send. A bridge represents a joining of two sides; my piece was about being pulled between the two different sides, becoming unaware of what was right. The presentation will be viewed through video. I chose to use movement that showed the pulling between two paths. Since the bridge is rather narrow, most of the movement travels backward and forward. I use level changes; including the cold hard ground as well as the soft golden leaves above. I dance with the bridge rather than on it, because the bridge is the inspiration for my work. I discovered that infusing expressive movement, the outdoors, and an absence of music created a different way to experience movement.