Presentation Title

Ouverture of a Perpetual State of Becoming

Location

Online - Session 5A

Start Date

4-21-2021 3:30 PM

Major Field of Study

Dance/LINES Ballet

Student Type

Undergraduate - Honors

Faculty Mentor(s)

Marina Hotchkiss and Kara Davis

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

ouverture of a perpetual state of becoming is a short choreographic film that explores the intersecting layers of how one may present their identity via non-gendered movement as well as from a neutral lens of the viewer. Dancers are historically subject to vast amounts of unconscious scrutiny of their movement not only by men in positions of power within their institution, but also the audience members, their choreographers, and themselves. The male gaze seeps into our unconscious minds, thus influencing how we perceive both ourselves and others. In this work, the dancers embody a state in which they experience movement authentically and without the harsh influence of the male internal and external gaze. Together the dancers and I strived to free the creation process and the final product from this influence, allowing the work to take on a narrative of liberation from gendered constraints and expectations.

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Apr 21st, 3:30 PM

Ouverture of a Perpetual State of Becoming

Online - Session 5A

ouverture of a perpetual state of becoming is a short choreographic film that explores the intersecting layers of how one may present their identity via non-gendered movement as well as from a neutral lens of the viewer. Dancers are historically subject to vast amounts of unconscious scrutiny of their movement not only by men in positions of power within their institution, but also the audience members, their choreographers, and themselves. The male gaze seeps into our unconscious minds, thus influencing how we perceive both ourselves and others. In this work, the dancers embody a state in which they experience movement authentically and without the harsh influence of the male internal and external gaze. Together the dancers and I strived to free the creation process and the final product from this influence, allowing the work to take on a narrative of liberation from gendered constraints and expectations.