By Jacqueline M. Smith-Autard
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For example, a gentle sway in sadness may be taken as a large body movement into side extension followed by a circular upper trunk movement with a turn. Pure representational presentation is mime and from this extreme there are degrees of representation through symbols to the most ‘symbolic’ and least representative which is a nearly unrecognisable presentation. The word nearly is stressed because if it is unrecognisable then it fails. The least representative to reality makes the movement open ended in that there may be quite a number of interpretations of its meaning.
Lacking in concrete program or story. This latter definition is wide and meaningless. If a dance lacks a story it is not necessarily abstract. If it lacks a concrete programme it can have no logical development, clear manifestation or communication, in which case it is not a dance. Often, young dance composers think they are ‘with it’ and very modern if they present a series of unrelated and therefore ‘non-programme’ movements as an abstract dance. Perhaps it works in the static visual arts for viewers have time to ponder, look from all angles and read meaning into it as they wish.
In evaluating this matter, the composer may use one or more of the following criteria: 1. the movement has meaning and relevance to the idea for the dance 2. the movement is interesting and original in action, dynamics and spatial patterning 3. the movement has potential for development This evaluation pre-supposes considerable knowledge of both material and form, 39 Dance composition a knowledge which is acquired through experience. The apprentice-composer starts from feeling, not knowing, and may select a starting movement intuitively.