Anatomy Seminar Term: 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring
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This independent project was created for the yearlong Anatomy component class in Dance. The author utilized movement practice, viewing video recordings, anatomical study and analysis, sketching and drawing, to develop and produce a detailed visual representation of Spirals, choreographed by Irene Dowd © 1991.
Spirals is a complex and comprehensive warm up and cool down choreographic sequence for dancers, built upon functional anatomy and neuromuscular training principles. During the fall semester and for the first eight weeks of the spring semester, the author learned and refined their performance of this material, as well as making anatomical drawings and engaging in movement analysis. Following the shift to off-campus instruction, the author chose to pursue in-depth study of Spirals through the creation of a visually rendered version. There are 92 individual images in pencil, which serve as specific directions for performance of the choreography.
dance, anatomy, movement, sketch, drawing
Anatomy | Dance | Illustration | Performance Studies
Britt, Kasey, "Illustrated Choreography of Spirals" (2020). Selected Undergraduate Works. 8.