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Evolving selves : movement as the consideration of embodied difference

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Masters Thesis

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Dance, Choreography, Muscular sense, Nonverbal communication, Multiculturalism in the theater, Cultural pluralism, Art-Political aspects, Dance composition, Kinesthesia, Cross-cultural exchange, Diversity, Art politics

Abstract (Portuguese) melancholy. deep and abiding longing. The object of longing may never return, or may not yet exist. A summoning.

Choreography: Safi Harriott in collaboration with the cast

Lighting Design: Daniel D. Rist

Costume Design and Execution: Emily Justice Dunn and Nancy Horn

Music: Raven's Lament, Disorder, and In Memoriam by the Haxan Cloak. Elevation by Hildur Gudnadóttir

Dancers: Emma Malbon, Joy Davis, Eliza Larson, Christina Maerlender, and Danielle Tekut

Note: This thesis is a video of choreography and performance from the MFA dance concert "The most together we've ever been."


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This project is a video of choreography and performance and paper. Select link to read the accompanying paper : "Evolving selves : movement as the consideration of embodied differences"

A2014-02-06-MFA Program.pdf (555 kB)
Program for MFA Thesis Dance Concert “The most together we've ever been"