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Title:Pure Golden Hero
Author(s):Brown, Nico
Contributor(s):Wallbaum, Alex
Abstract:As a dance artist, I am currently reconciling my affinity for minimalist and formalist aesthetics alongside my love of extravagant, full-bodied dancing. In this promotional image for my latest choreography, currently titled Pure Golden Hero, I bring these disparate aesthetics together through the representation of dancing bodies within a lush landscape of textile patterns. In the image provided, the bodies demonstrate a linearity that echoes the physicality of the movement material in the choreography. As the dance phrases carve intricate pathways through space, I draw parallels between the geometries embodied in the dancers and the employment of these structures over the dancing space. The result is a lush, complex weave of movement material that nods towards minimalism but is undeniably extravagant. The textile patterns represented in this image work to further this sense of extravagance while referencing domesticity, coolness, and a potential queerness qualities that continue to saturate my research. I am interested in the hip and the cool, the pop and the trash, and the poetics that saturate these ideas. Pure Golden Hero will premiere on March 6 at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana, IL.
Issue Date:2014-05
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Nico Brown
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-13

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