Graduation Year

2015

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Dance

Second Department

Foreign Languages

Reader 1

Marina Pérez de Mendiola

Reader 2

Ronnie Brosterman

Reader 3

Suchi Branfman

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Abstract

This is home. es una obra de danza exploratoria y abstracta que investiga la combinación de danza con historias y temas de inmigración. Por selecciones entretejidas de historias personales grabadas de inmigrantes hispanohablantes y francófonos, la danza desenreda niveles de complejidad. Motivos de movimiento que recurren incluyen la navegación completa de la vulnerabilidad absoluta, manejar por lo desconocido, lo desfamiliar, la desorientación, la confrontación, relaciones ambientales entre grupo e individual, el descubrimiento de sí mismo, el éxito o fracaso en comunicar y la presencia o falta del apoyo y la camaradería. Dado que la narración es abstracta, deja que el espectador determine el mensaje final. El departamento de danza de Scripps College tiene un vídeo de las representaciones del 17 y 18 de abril 2015.

This is home. is an exploratory abstract dance work that investigates the merging of dance with stories and themes of immigration. By way of interwoven selections from recorded personal histories of Spanish and French-speaking immigrants, the piece unravels layers of complexity. Recurring movement motifs include the navigation of complete and utter vulnerability, steering through the unknown, unfamiliarity, disorientation, confrontation, environmental relationships between group and individual, self-discovery, success or failure in communication, and the presence or absence of support and camaraderie. Because the narrative is abstract, the ultimate message is left to the viewer’s interpretation. A digital recording of the piece as performed on April 17-18, 2015 is on file in the Scripps College Dance Department.

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