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Sea art move

Item Summary

Title: Sea art move
Authors: Stevens, Elyse Marie
Keywords: choreography
art and movement
Issue Date: Dec 2012
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2012]
Abstract: In order to fulfill the thesis requirements for an MFA degree in dance, I will choreograph three new works for the Fall Footholds concert from October 10-14, 2012. This concert will be performed in the Earl Ernst Lab Theatre. By choreographing these three new works, utilizing three innovative examples of fine art as inspiration, I hope to challenge and expand my choreographic abilities and broaden my skills and knowledge as a dance artist.
The connection between visual art and movement is the inspiration for my proposed works. I have always found visual art intriguing and believe that there is an existing relationship between it and dance. Therefore, my goal is to produce movement that reflects and replicates the pieces of artwork that I have chosen.
The three artworks are from a collection of different sea glass sculptures from artist, Jonathan Fuller. All three of my dances will incorporate still frame photographs projected on the cyclorama. Each artwork has inspired me to create movement; hence, the movement will reflect the sea glass and the overall structure of the sculptures. The total length of my choreographic works will be approximately 15 minutes.
Though each sculpture contains similarities, such as the use of sea glass and wood and the texture and gradients of color, there are vast differences between each work. For the purpose of clarity, I will include a written description of these differences for each artwork and use them in creating movement. I believe that these descriptions aid me in choreographing the essence of each sculpture.
Since I will be using images of Jonathan Fuller's sculptures within my work, copyright permission will be needed. I recently contacted Fuller via email and received his approval.
To keep my cast and committee informed, I have created a private Facebook group titled, "Elyse's MFA Thesis." This group will be used as a way for me to communicate with some of my dancers who will be off island during the summer. I will use this group page to post rehearsal updates, any information and rehearsal footage. Attached is the projected timetable for my thesis and a detailed description of the three pieces that I intend to choreograph.
Description: M.F.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/100808
Appears in Collections:M.F.A. - Dance



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