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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

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 choreograph exclusively on the low level. This study will examine the rationale behind the presenter's choreographic choices for choosing to explore dance creation, specifically on ground level. They will share their research on the art of choreography through modern dance history, journal about the emotional pressures affecting their choreography, and question psychological influences, exploring why they have an affinity for creating movements that bond with Earth's solid foundation. The end result will unveil why they choose, consciously and unconsciously, to choreography on the low level.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenters: Falon Baltzell (Graduate Student)
Thomas Ciccone (Undergraduate Student)
Jennifer Helft (Undergraduate Student)
Chelsea Spraker (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Strasser Dance Studio Hartwell
Time: 11:05 am Session II