By Margery J. Turner
Dealing solely with advancements in sleek dance on account that 1951, this e-book is for somebody who needs to appreciate and adventure nonliteral dance: scholars and lecturers, dancers and critics.
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The theater's stage was redesigned to meet her specific requests for unique curtain and lighting arrangements and a performing area equal to Lincoln Center's New York State Theater. Here she enjoys the satisfactions of working with a dedicated and talented young company. 15 In the twenty-two years that she has lived and danced in Illinois, Sybil Shearer, with the help of her stage. and lighting designer, Helen Morrison, has fostered an enthusiastic and constantly growing dance audience in the midwest-a pioneer achievement.
Her movement theme becomes the creative nucleus of the work, and she explores it exhaustively. Each theme, evolving gradually, is clear, precisely timed, and communicated with the honesty and directness characteristic of the innocent child. In her constant pursuit of perfection Miss Shearer has developed her body into a finely tuned, exquisitely controlled instrument that responds instantly to internal motivation. Her magnificent carriage and balance contribute to the illusion that gravity does not wholeheartedly exist, and she can toss off staggeringly complicated movement sequences with ease.
It is compounded pf strong design, dynamic motion, and skillful use of music. Her profound understanding and feeling for music and the musical phrase enable her to make musical accompaniment the perfect complement to her choreography-she neither fights the accompaniment nor surrenders to it. Supportive of her artistic individuality is her freedom to create as she wishes without regard for box office demands, critical opinion, causes, or popularity. Her art can thrive regardless of what anyone thinks of it.
New Dance: Approaches to Nonliteral Choreography by Margery J. Turner