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Inspiration to Impulse: Inviting the Spectator to Enter In

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dc.contributor.author Fang, Adriane
dc.creator Fang, Adriane
dc.date 2009-04-27
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-25T16:14:40Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2009-07-25T16:14:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009-07-25T16:14:40Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/4566
dc.description.abstract The thesis project, impulse Present, was a site-specific work presented in two separate public performances. The first performance was on September 22, 2008, as part of the George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival, and the second performance was on September 27, 2008 during “Clarendon Day,” a neighborhood street festival in Arlington, VA. This project included a 19-member cast, involved audience participation and used improvisational elements within a loosely choreographed structure. The duration of the work was approximately 30 minutes. In this work, the audience was invited to physically join in spontaneous duets with the dancers. Given the esoteric nature of modern art and the reluctance of many potential audience members to experience it, the predominant question was: “How can I create a work where the audience is invited to be participatory yet doesn’t feel pressured to ‘perform’ when they intended to observe?”
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Varone en_US
dc.subject Site-specific en_US
dc.subject Audience Participation en_US
dc.subject Dance en_US
dc.subject Wearable Technology en_US
dc.subject Improvisation en_US
dc.title Inspiration to Impulse: Inviting the Spectator to Enter In en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.note A separate DVD containing video recordings of this MFA thesis performance from September 2008 titled "impulse Present" can be found with the paper copy located in Special Collections and Archives at George Mason University. en
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Dance en
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Dance en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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