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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Almost Involuntary

For this presentation, McArthur is discussing the portion of her thesis that considers the compositional methods of various choreographers. She investigates how certain successful choreographers choose to craft a dance. She explores the extent to which choreographers use compositional strategies rooted in modern dance history. She also seeks to discover to what extent do they use inspiration from choreographers that have influenced them? And, how plausible is it to suggest someone can come up with a truly original work without any influence from his or her predecessor? McArthur looks at a specific trail of choreographers that date from early 20th century to present day and studies habitual patterns that are shared from one dance composition to the next.

Presenters: Rebecca McArthur (State University of New York, College at Brockport) -- rmcar1@brockport.edu
Hannah Seidel (State University of New York, College at Brockport) --
Mariko Yamada (State University of New York, College at Brockport) --
Topic: Dance - Panel
Location: Strasser Studio Dance - Hartwell
Time: 3:45 pm (Session IV)