Embodying eclecticism from potential to actualization

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Modern Dance
Author Ramos, Alysia
Title Embodying eclecticism from potential to actualization
Date 2014-08
Description This thesis examines a disjunction, or marked contrast, between dance training encompassing diverse and multiple approaches and the increasingly narrow representations of modern dance in technique and choreography. If modern dance is to be understood as deriving from a belief that dance can constitute a form of individual, artistic expression, then its over reliance on limited forms must be called into question. The critical and creative examination, based on creative and theoretical research presented herein, gives way to a central argument: If it is to evolve, and better reflect the complexities of modern life, contemporary dance must return to its earlier emphasis on personal and boundless artistic expression. This paper presents a compositional method driven by dancers' eclectic training in the choreographic process. In doing so, creative and theoretical research is utilized to contend that somatic practice and improvisation combined with multiple dance techniques yields a more inclusive, relevant, and vital vision for contemporary dance.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Choreography; Composition; Dance; Eclecticism; Embodiment; Nomadic theory
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Master of Fine Arts
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Alysia Ramos 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 354,792 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3202
ARK ark:/87278/s6797cx3
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2014-11-04
Date Modified 2018-01-05
ID 196768
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6797cx3
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