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The Loraxian Effect.

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Title:The Loraxian Effect.
Authors:Maxwell, Christine E.
Contributors:Dance (department)
Date Issued:Aug 2017
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:In fulfillment of the MFA in Dance Thesis Concert requirement, I presented The
Loraxian Effect in the Spring Footholds Concert April 26-30, 2017 at University of Hawai'i at
Mānoa. The full work was 21 minutes, consisting of four dance pieces and ten dancers (including
myself): 32” Perspective, From What’s Left, Causal Sequence, and Fallible. Based on Dr.
Seuss’s The Lorax and intertwined with a “Tim Burton-esque” twist, the intention was to
maintain a real message about the affects of climate change and human impacts on forest health.
Much of my research while pursuing my MFA has dealt with using dance as a platform for
environmental activism and using the theories of ecocriticism to create and analyze dance work.
This choreography kinetically articulates my research. I intend for future iterations of this work
to be performed in schools as an environmental educational tool. However, for this initial thesis
presentation, the piece was created for an adult audience in a university theatre setting.
Description:M.F.A. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2017.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses 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.
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