Presentation Title

Boiled Frogs

Presentation Type

Performance

School

School of Arts and Humanities

Discipline

Theater and Dance

Mentor

Cynthia McLaughlin

Abstract

Boiled Frogs: Choreographic Process

Makayla Ferrick

The norms of society dictate how “to be” humans; they influence our choices and they confine us. Boiled Frogs is an original work of contemporary choreography that introduces and describes an alternative situation. This high intensity contemporary dance piece reminds the audience of how we have choices as humans to conform or to resist. I am interested in the way in which we are driven to rebel against ideas that we do not believe in. My choreographic research starts with the moment right before an individual chooses to go against the norms. Is there a struggle in this decision to embrace individuality(rebellion), or is there a drive that does not show hesitation? When is one committed to rebel? The eight women performing in this piece display individuality in which they all choose to disturb the rules and standards that are imposed on us.

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Boiled Frogs

Boiled Frogs: Choreographic Process

Makayla Ferrick

The norms of society dictate how “to be” humans; they influence our choices and they confine us. Boiled Frogs is an original work of contemporary choreography that introduces and describes an alternative situation. This high intensity contemporary dance piece reminds the audience of how we have choices as humans to conform or to resist. I am interested in the way in which we are driven to rebel against ideas that we do not believe in. My choreographic research starts with the moment right before an individual chooses to go against the norms. Is there a struggle in this decision to embrace individuality(rebellion), or is there a drive that does not show hesitation? When is one committed to rebel? The eight women performing in this piece display individuality in which they all choose to disturb the rules and standards that are imposed on us.