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Presenter Information

Elizabeth Sande

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Dance, Journey, Creative Expression

Abstract

The final project in the choreography course was to create a full-length work of movement. We were required to find a poem and an art work that inspired us in the movement process. Numinous by Gerri Sayler, found at the Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery, became my inspiration due to the hundreds of strands of hanging crystal-like pieces. The poem used in my work is one that was created specifically for this assignment. Heather Margrave, my childhood friend, created a poem with the art work in mind. The poem is about how she sees me, therefore creating the name of my work. How She Sees Me is performed by Katelyn White. The work uses techniques introduced to us in our choreography class. For example, the Laban Efforts of slashing, gliding, and thrusting were used in my creative process, accompanied by physically doing the choreography and writing it down. The inspiration for this project is a result of classroom experiences as well as the combination of the music and art. I want the audience to experience a sense of struggle, and yearning to find ones-self. I wanted to be sure to include several directional changes, as well as showcase the extremes of movement; moving from a quick tempo to a slow tempo to ensure that the steady piano melody did not dictate my choreography, but rather have the movement speak for itself.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Fullmer, Crystal

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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How She Sees Me

SURC Ballroom A

The final project in the choreography course was to create a full-length work of movement. We were required to find a poem and an art work that inspired us in the movement process. Numinous by Gerri Sayler, found at the Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery, became my inspiration due to the hundreds of strands of hanging crystal-like pieces. The poem used in my work is one that was created specifically for this assignment. Heather Margrave, my childhood friend, created a poem with the art work in mind. The poem is about how she sees me, therefore creating the name of my work. How She Sees Me is performed by Katelyn White. The work uses techniques introduced to us in our choreography class. For example, the Laban Efforts of slashing, gliding, and thrusting were used in my creative process, accompanied by physically doing the choreography and writing it down. The inspiration for this project is a result of classroom experiences as well as the combination of the music and art. I want the audience to experience a sense of struggle, and yearning to find ones-self. I wanted to be sure to include several directional changes, as well as showcase the extremes of movement; moving from a quick tempo to a slow tempo to ensure that the steady piano melody did not dictate my choreography, but rather have the movement speak for itself.