Co-Author(s)

Valerie Goliff, Cierra Johnson

Research Mentor(s)

Kuntz, Pam

Description

This project is titled, “infinitely reorienting” and consists of a series of video clips posted to social media via Instagram and Facebook each week for 8 weeks (Week 1 was posted on April 24th and Week 8 will be posted on June 19th.) These clips consist of sections of what was supposed to be a full length dance BFA solo but due to COVID-19, was forced to be a virtual screendance. On June 19th (the 8th and final clip), we will post a final edited video of all the previous week’s clips. In the clips, the songs, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” by Paul Anka and “Homesickness,” by Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou are featured. The choreography shown was a collaboration between myself and Wesley Ensminger, who teaches at Gibney Dance Company in New York City. The piece shown in the clips is a personal discovery of myself and my body. We wanted to present the idea of vulnerability through nudity but in a way that was modest and subtle but intentional. The movement exposes how dance can bring a visible vulnerability to a performance by playing with different angles and shots of the camera.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

Dance, BFA

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

Modern dance, movement, body, self, discover

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Dance Commons

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"infinitely reorienting"Three Dance BFA CandidatesWWU Dance ProgramDepartment of Theater and Dance Choreography in Collaboration with Wesley Ensminger

This project is titled, “infinitely reorienting” and consists of a series of video clips posted to social media via Instagram and Facebook each week for 8 weeks (Week 1 was posted on April 24th and Week 8 will be posted on June 19th.) These clips consist of sections of what was supposed to be a full length dance BFA solo but due to COVID-19, was forced to be a virtual screendance. On June 19th (the 8th and final clip), we will post a final edited video of all the previous week’s clips. In the clips, the songs, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” by Paul Anka and “Homesickness,” by Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou are featured. The choreography shown was a collaboration between myself and Wesley Ensminger, who teaches at Gibney Dance Company in New York City. The piece shown in the clips is a personal discovery of myself and my body. We wanted to present the idea of vulnerability through nudity but in a way that was modest and subtle but intentional. The movement exposes how dance can bring a visible vulnerability to a performance by playing with different angles and shots of the camera.

 

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