Academic Field

Dance

Faculty Mentor Name

Jonette Lancos

Presentation Title

Letters of Heroines

Presentation Type

Performance

Abstract

There are moments in life when making progress feels arduous, goals seem unattainable, and attempts at resolution prove only to create more conflict. This contemporary jazz piece explores the physical and emotional connotations of the idiom taking “one step forward and two steps back.” In a physical sense, the movement depicts progress followed by relapse. In a figurative sense, dancers explore emotions of frustration, struggling to break down the barriers that they encounter. This piece serves as a metaphor for persistence in the face of obstacles.

Keywords

Dance

Start Date

10-4-2015 10:45 AM

End Date

10-4-2015 12:00 PM

Location

Hartwell Hall Dance Theater

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Apr 10th, 10:45 AM Apr 10th, 12:00 PM

Letters of Heroines

Hartwell Hall Dance Theater

There are moments in life when making progress feels arduous, goals seem unattainable, and attempts at resolution prove only to create more conflict. This contemporary jazz piece explores the physical and emotional connotations of the idiom taking “one step forward and two steps back.” In a physical sense, the movement depicts progress followed by relapse. In a figurative sense, dancers explore emotions of frustration, struggling to break down the barriers that they encounter. This piece serves as a metaphor for persistence in the face of obstacles.