Event Title

“PRAGUE” mvt. 2, “ALCHEMY”

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 12:15 PM

End Date

12-4-2014 2:00 PM

Description

“Prague” is a collective work containing a three-movement composition, three dance costumes, and three solo dances all inspired by my time abroad in the Czech Republic, February – May, 2012. While there, I learned a great deal about the history of the country from an arts perspective. Each movement focuses on a different aspect of their history as well as my personal experiences living there. This movement, “Alchemy,” is inspired by both the Czech Republic during the National Revival and the long Czech tradition of alchemy. The golden age of alchemy, during the 16th century, was long before the National Revival in the 18th and 19th century. However, the strong creative energy of the National Revival resonates well with the chemical energy of alchemy. The many themes and the every-changing quality of this piece are inspired by these chemical qualities that alchemy implies. Throughout these themes, I strived to keep a line of energy flowing throughout the entire piece to reflect the incredible creative vitality and drive of the National Revival. The color pallet for the costume design contains reds, oranges, and gold to connect to alchemy’s goal of turning metals into gold as well as to match the lively ingenuity and pride of the National Revival.

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Apr 12th, 12:15 PM Apr 12th, 2:00 PM

“PRAGUE” mvt. 2, “ALCHEMY”

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

“Prague” is a collective work containing a three-movement composition, three dance costumes, and three solo dances all inspired by my time abroad in the Czech Republic, February – May, 2012. While there, I learned a great deal about the history of the country from an arts perspective. Each movement focuses on a different aspect of their history as well as my personal experiences living there. This movement, “Alchemy,” is inspired by both the Czech Republic during the National Revival and the long Czech tradition of alchemy. The golden age of alchemy, during the 16th century, was long before the National Revival in the 18th and 19th century. However, the strong creative energy of the National Revival resonates well with the chemical energy of alchemy. The many themes and the every-changing quality of this piece are inspired by these chemical qualities that alchemy implies. Throughout these themes, I strived to keep a line of energy flowing throughout the entire piece to reflect the incredible creative vitality and drive of the National Revival. The color pallet for the costume design contains reds, oranges, and gold to connect to alchemy’s goal of turning metals into gold as well as to match the lively ingenuity and pride of the National Revival.