Event Title

Common Conflict - Creative Performance Research

Location

Ostrander Auditorium

Start Date

5-4-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

5-4-2011 3:00 PM

Student's Major

Theatre and Dance

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Julie Kerr-Berry

Mentor's Department

Theatre and Dance

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Dance performance research requires the dancer to explore the intent behind movement to gain a deeper understanding of its meaning, and to connect movement to emotion in order to evoke an emotional response from the audience. The collaboration between choreographer and dancer allowed for an exploration of the elements of dance performance, including artistry, musicality, and technique that bridges movement and emotion. The creative process began with the development of the choreography, fueled by the choreographer‘s intent behind the movement. Intent involves artistic choices in order to convey a specific statement. As the dancer embodied the choreography, the movement and intent shifted from the perspective of the choreographer to that of the performing artist. The choreographer‘s intent affected movement choices and influenced the dancer‘s artistic interpretation of the work. This dance explored the many facets of conflict within all types of relationships. The creative research investigated the emotional connection to the movement of this piece through observations of relationships. These observations lead to an awareness of conflict, and the resolution of conflict, within relationships. The results of this creative research project were demonstrated in the performance of the dance piece, Common Conflict.

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Common Conflict - Creative Performance Research

Ostrander Auditorium

Dance performance research requires the dancer to explore the intent behind movement to gain a deeper understanding of its meaning, and to connect movement to emotion in order to evoke an emotional response from the audience. The collaboration between choreographer and dancer allowed for an exploration of the elements of dance performance, including artistry, musicality, and technique that bridges movement and emotion. The creative process began with the development of the choreography, fueled by the choreographer‘s intent behind the movement. Intent involves artistic choices in order to convey a specific statement. As the dancer embodied the choreography, the movement and intent shifted from the perspective of the choreographer to that of the performing artist. The choreographer‘s intent affected movement choices and influenced the dancer‘s artistic interpretation of the work. This dance explored the many facets of conflict within all types of relationships. The creative research investigated the emotional connection to the movement of this piece through observations of relationships. These observations lead to an awareness of conflict, and the resolution of conflict, within relationships. The results of this creative research project were demonstrated in the performance of the dance piece, Common Conflict.

Recommended Citation

Ulseth, Elizabeth A.. "Common Conflict - Creative Performance Research." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 5, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/awards-ceremony/1