Title

Site-specific choreography project

Presenter Information

Calista Pruitt

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Dance

Abstract

In choreography class there was an assignment for a site-specific project in which we chose a place on campus that had both positive and negative space. This allowed the choreographer to manipulate the movement created between the spaces. I will be presenting my site-specific choreography project in a video format. As a choreographer I chose the trees between Dean Hall and the Science Building because the leaves were changing to reds and oranges. It was the middle of autumn when the leaves were beginning to fall and this gave me a sense of a fluttering fairy, or an animal in the woods.

The solo I created was inspired by the nature I observed in the location. I revisited my childhood memories and how being in the woods made me feel as inspiration for movements. As a child, when I would play in the leaves I had a sense of freedom, as if nothing I did was wrong. All of these thoughts were present in my mind as I was creating movement for the project. I used the element of the falling leaves as a centerpiece in my dance. I used the choreographic devices that were taught in class to help me compose my work. Such as level changes, acceleration and deceleration, and also repetition. I enjoyed this project because for the first time playing in the woods and my love of dance were united.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Fullmer, Crystal

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

Additional Mentoring Department

Dance Program

Additional Files

Site-specific Powerpoint.pdf (133 kB)

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May 15th, 1:30 PM May 15th, 1:50 PM

Site-specific choreography project

SURC Ballroom A

In choreography class there was an assignment for a site-specific project in which we chose a place on campus that had both positive and negative space. This allowed the choreographer to manipulate the movement created between the spaces. I will be presenting my site-specific choreography project in a video format. As a choreographer I chose the trees between Dean Hall and the Science Building because the leaves were changing to reds and oranges. It was the middle of autumn when the leaves were beginning to fall and this gave me a sense of a fluttering fairy, or an animal in the woods.

The solo I created was inspired by the nature I observed in the location. I revisited my childhood memories and how being in the woods made me feel as inspiration for movements. As a child, when I would play in the leaves I had a sense of freedom, as if nothing I did was wrong. All of these thoughts were present in my mind as I was creating movement for the project. I used the element of the falling leaves as a centerpiece in my dance. I used the choreographic devices that were taught in class to help me compose my work. Such as level changes, acceleration and deceleration, and also repetition. I enjoyed this project because for the first time playing in the woods and my love of dance were united.