Year of Graduation
This thesis work explores contemporary queer dance making through the concept of ephemera - what is left after performances "end." Taking heavy inspiration from José Esteban Muñoz's Cruising Utopia: the then and there of queer futurity, the research situates one young queer dance maker’s own past, present, and future choreographies as a site for the extraction of queer embodied experience. The textual and written research culminates in a gallery installation which houses a series of vignettes that act as preserved documents of these queer performance histories. The live performance calls the alive, dancing body into the conversation of the ephemeral. The piece of contemporary and contemporary ballet dancing serves as a reminder of what may be lost but never forgotten inside of this work.
Svetic, Alice, "Traces: Embodied Ephemera From Here To There" (2022). Dance (MFA) Theses, Hollins University. 14.
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