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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Fair and Balanced: Choregraphing Tension in Concert Dance

This performance/lecture explores the process of building and releasing tension in concert dance. It begins with a lecture which conceptually identifies various theories of tension in performance art including music, visual art, theater, and dance. This lecture also includes personal anecdotes and discoveries regarding this topic in relation to choreography. The lecture leads into a dance performance entitled "Fair and Balanced" which, along with the music, embodies these concepts of tension. Choreographer: Matthew Frazier-Smith, Dancers: Erin Lowden, Lara Nixon, Heather Kleinschmidt. Musician: Greg Ketchum

Presenter: Matthew Frazier-Smith (The College at Brockport) --
Topic: Dance - Lecture/Performance
Location: Strasser Dance Studio-Hartwell
Time: 2:20 pm (Session III)