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Running...Blank

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USF Dance Performance major Alexander Rashuan Jones choreographed Running…Blank, a solo modern dance work, during the fall semester of 2010 as a part of his senior B.F.A. project. This solo was performed in the Fall 2010 USF Student Dance Production Concert. The work is a movement investigation of the idea of stress as it affects a person both mentally and physically. Jones constructed the dance from three movement phrases, exploring the concept of spiraling – through both the spine and the body as a whole, as well as the tension between being on balance and off balance. He utilized the choreographic tools of fragmentation and retrograde to illustrate a person who is completely overwhelmed in both mind and body by their own stress. The music was selected after the choreography was completed and reinforces the sense of urgency and anxiety in the movement. The main purpose for the work was to investigate, through the manipulation of movement, the limits of the mind and body as it relates to stress.

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Professor Andee Scott

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Running...Blank

USF Dance Performance major Alexander Rashuan Jones choreographed Running…Blank, a solo modern dance work, during the fall semester of 2010 as a part of his senior B.F.A. project. This solo was performed in the Fall 2010 USF Student Dance Production Concert. The work is a movement investigation of the idea of stress as it affects a person both mentally and physically. Jones constructed the dance from three movement phrases, exploring the concept of spiraling – through both the spine and the body as a whole, as well as the tension between being on balance and off balance. He utilized the choreographic tools of fragmentation and retrograde to illustrate a person who is completely overwhelmed in both mind and body by their own stress. The music was selected after the choreography was completed and reinforces the sense of urgency and anxiety in the movement. The main purpose for the work was to investigate, through the manipulation of movement, the limits of the mind and body as it relates to stress.