Presentation Title

December Mourning and Falling: Two Dances From a Common Theme

Presenter Information

Meghan Quinn

Mentor

Marcia Murdock and William Seigh

Location

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

Abstract

December Mourning and Falling, two modern dance works, are this choreographer's response to the crisis at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

The choreographer began her creative research in 2013 by writing about how her personal journey of mourning started. For December Mourning, the choreographer studied poems related to the tragedy and also visited the site and memorial multiple times. The experiences she chose to investigate choreographically became images of struggle, relapse, helping, and healing. The second piece in the series, Falling, was created in 2014; the choreographer found that the distance of time provided new perspectives and, therefore, new movement vocabulary in the making of this work.

This presentation will include a discussion of the creative process, a performance of the two pieces, and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the work.

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Apr 11th, 9:10 AM Apr 11th, 10:10 AM

December Mourning and Falling: Two Dances From a Common Theme

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

December Mourning and Falling, two modern dance works, are this choreographer's response to the crisis at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

The choreographer began her creative research in 2013 by writing about how her personal journey of mourning started. For December Mourning, the choreographer studied poems related to the tragedy and also visited the site and memorial multiple times. The experiences she chose to investigate choreographically became images of struggle, relapse, helping, and healing. The second piece in the series, Falling, was created in 2014; the choreographer found that the distance of time provided new perspectives and, therefore, new movement vocabulary in the making of this work.

This presentation will include a discussion of the creative process, a performance of the two pieces, and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions about the work.