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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Minus Movement: A Study of Postmodern Minimalism in Dance

This essay seeks to explore minimalism as it occurs in the choreography of various postmodern dance artists. The development of minimalism in dance during the 1960s is examined and is compared to the use of minimalist approaches in choreography at present. Interwoven within the text is discussion of how less motion on the dance stage contributes to meaning-making. Consideration and discussion of dance theatre is also presented as it relates to the topic. Particular attention is given to choreographers Meredith Monk and Maguy Marin.

Presenter: Melinda Planey (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theater
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)