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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Choreographing on the Low Level: An Unveiling

The creative process of designing a dance is developed through an investigation of thought-provoking movements performed by dancers, who utilize different levels of space; high, middle, and low. Choreographers discover dynamic spatial qualities within composition by incorporating varying levels of space, in which he/she may choose to choreography exclusively on the low level. This study will examine the rationale behind my choreographic choices for choosing to explore dance creation, specifically on ground level. I will research the art of choreography through modern dance history, journal about my emotional pressures affecting my choreography, and question psychological influences, exploring why I have an affinity for creating movements that bond with Earth’s solid foundation. The end result will unveil why I choose, consciously and unconsciously, to choreography on the low level.

Presenters: Falon Baltzell (The College at Brockport, SUNY) -- fbalt1@brockport.edu
Thomas Ciccone (The College at Brockport, SUNY) --
Jennifer Helft (The College at Brockport, SUNY) --
Chelsea Spraker (The College at Brockport, SUNY) --
Topic: Dance - Performance
Location: Strasser Dance Studio - Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)