Dramaturgy Project 1

A short ( 10 minute) play by Alex Christmas. Characters: Amanda: 20 year old white female college student who is trying to bond with her new step brother, Isaiah. Isaiah: 23 year old black male, college graduate in liberal arts, lives and works in hometown. Tries to bond with new step sister Amanda, even though … Continue reading Dramaturgy Project 1

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Mock Exam 2 Analyzing Movement

I Need Freedom from the Public When analyzing movement, one must draw attention to the individual, the group, and the overall society. This paper is an evaluation into the power and limitations that come with opting into or out of a group. The power of the group places particular constraints on individual movement both historically … Continue reading Mock Exam 2 Analyzing Movement

Tesseract

Tesseract was a complete amalgamation of dance and media, investigating new relationships between movement, film, live capture video, and science fiction. The most poignant moment for me was near the end of the second act, one dancer emerged from behind the screen and performed a solo with clear acknowledgement of the audience. This solo was … Continue reading Tesseract

Transmission

Transmission The concept of transmission is complex.  I see transmission as the passing of information from one body to another.  When speaking about transmission in this dance context, I am referring to the sharing of an embodied practice.  Dance has been theorized as an essential component of culture.  Therefore, by using the term transmission, many … Continue reading Transmission

Untamed Space

Untamed Space by André M. Zachery was a wonderful celebration of black performance. Zachary’s work is strongly influenced by the theory of Afrofuturism. Soyica Diggs Colbert’s chapter “Black Movements: Flying Africans in Spaceships” clearly intertwines with Zachery’s work. She states, “The category of black movement brings together studies of migration and performance in order to … Continue reading Untamed Space