Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Design of Setting and Costumes for Symphonic Variations

File Size Format  
theater005.PDF 2.01 MB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary Nolan, Sylvia 2014-01-15T20:31:16Z 2014-01-15T20:31:16Z 2014-01-15
dc.description.abstract And now, after the fact, comes this "in writing" exploration of set and costume designs for "Symphonic Variations," opening piece in the Spring 1969 dance concert. It is a perusal of the de­ sign considerations from almost instinctive visionary origins to the construction in wood and nylon net for actual performance. While I could jot myself a note or two as the setting was being developed, the dynamic process that design is, it did not lend to a fixed transcription in the written word. To encompass or sum up the designs still in progress, in "becoming", was in effect to par­ alyze creativity, a process perpetually in flux. And so now, after the fact comes the examination. This is too late perhaps for al­ terations to be made, but late enough for the design to have been realized. To have begun with this paper, less the plans of the ac­ tual design, probably would not have lead to this design. Moreover, at no point in the designing could I have foretold the sum of effects of the "beast" I was creating. The inerplay of external discipline and the capricious creativity of the unconscious is induced rather than inferred from a direction sheet. So now that creativity has had its run in net and wood, I search out the instinctive rational of the unconscious impulses brought into contact with their practical real­ ization. This paper itself becomes a curious bird of the species­ --part critique, part rationalization, part dream-fiction, part documentary.
dc.format.extent 18 pages
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.rights All UHM Honors Projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
dc.title Design of Setting and Costumes for Symphonic Variations
dc.type Term Project
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.department Theater
Appears in Collections: Honors Projects for Theater

Please email if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.