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My original intent for the piece was to explore movement with distinct relationships and partnering compared to movement done alone. I wanted to create phrases based on partnering and see how I could adapt them to a solo dancer. I also wanted to choreograph solo phrases that could be manipulated into partner work to see how the movement would be affected. I initially related these movement concepts with the ideas of personal relationships reflected in life. Once I began rehearsing with my cast, I used this original proposal as a starting point for my choreography. Although I did not get to manipulate the partnering and solo work as much as I would have liked due to time constraints, the intellectual concepts remained a clear focus throughout the process. I did not originally plan for a soloist figure, but it worked well because she provided a medium for the consistent and comprehensive theme. The dance became her journey through being alone.
Schmidt, Ryan, "Graduating Presentation Concert" (2007). Honors Theses. 1579.
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