A thousand steps around me: a study of discovering metaphor through manipulating repetition in dance

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Modern Dance
Author Barker, Emmy Paiser
Title A thousand steps around me: a study of discovering metaphor through manipulating repetition in dance
Date 2011-08
Description This research presents questions and ideas about repetition and metaphor. It addresses the question: What is it about repetition that drives home a point, unravels ideas and opinions, and creates metaphor and connection to lived experiences? The thesis explores a very personal experience of dysfunctional repetition and the journey of using productive repetition to break that cycle. This allowed me to reflect upon who I was before this experience and the process of discovering my missing self and capabilities afterwards. In various chapters, I reflect upon the tools used in the creative process to facilitate metaphor through repetition and gesture. I explore personal metaphors that arose throughout the creation and the lessons learned from experiencing these metaphors. Finally, I share how this process has changed me as a person and the impact it will have on my artistic journey throughout this life.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Metaphor; Modern dance; Repetition
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Emmy Paiser Barker 2011
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 206,662 bytes
Identifier us-etd3,49361
Source original in Marriott Library Special Collections; GV8.5 2011 .B37
ARK ark:/87278/s6pg26fm
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-24
Date Modified 2017-05-11
ID 194464
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pg26fm
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