Writing love on my arm: finding the voice of consciousness in the creative process

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Dance, Modern
Author Garcia, Efren Corado
Title Writing love on my arm: finding the voice of consciousness in the creative process
Date 2011-08
Description This thesis examines how using subjects that are deeply personal and private, in this case loneliness, can serve as source material for the creative process. How can a choreographer use the act of recognizing intuition and the subconscious as an enlivening choreographic tool? I seek to discover how the choreographic process helps develop a clearer depiction of experiences that have been sublimated in our nonconscious self. I surmise that by giving the opportunity to discuss personal experience creatively, the choreographic process can elucidate the effects these have on our personhood. This thesis describes the choreographic process of my work Fallen Inside, which premiered in the University Of Utah Department Of Modern Dance Graduate Thesis Concert held at the Hayes Christensen Theatre, Marriott Center for Dance on November 11-13, 2010. I explain how I transformed my personal experiences of loneliness and a need for connection in the human experience into subjects of creative investigation. In addition to my creative research, I draw on research by Marcia Leventhal about the use of movement exploration as an inroad to personal growth, and Antonio Damasio, who discusses the process of recognizing emotional reverberations in the unconscious as a guiding tool in the creative process.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Choreography; Consciousness; Creative process; Dance; Research; Therapy
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Efren Corado Garcia 2011
Format Medium application/pdf
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Identifier us-etd3,50722
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections; GV8.5 2011 .G37
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Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2021-08-20
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6gf188m