Event Title

Option #2

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Music Theatre & Dance

Location

Barnes Rectial Hall

Start Date

21-4-2017 1:08 PM

Description

They gave her two options: one was to let it be, and the second was to fight it. She chose the second option, and said that she was willing to fight, no matter what it took. Not only does the second option apply to her current battle, but also the ones that continue to reoccur and challenge her each day. Her brain may be confused and fatigued, and her legs may not know what to do and give out, but she does know that she wants to live. She has always chosen to not give up, and that shows who she is as a person; that she is strong, motivated and empowered.

Having my dancers represent a disease is not the easiest task for me to ask of them; therefore, I researched each disease and used the information I found to help my dancers connect with their roles more efficiently. The three things that researched were: what happens to the brain (specifically the left hemisphere) during a stroke; the effects of a left-hemispheric stroke and process of physical therapy for someone who is recovering from a left-hemispheric stroke; and the side-effects of undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for liver cancer. Finding terminology that I could decipher to inform my dancers helped tremendously, and allows them to portray each disease appropriately.

Performers: Amber Jones, Jennifer Kight, Erika McLendon

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Apr 21st, 1:08 PM

Option #2

Barnes Rectial Hall

They gave her two options: one was to let it be, and the second was to fight it. She chose the second option, and said that she was willing to fight, no matter what it took. Not only does the second option apply to her current battle, but also the ones that continue to reoccur and challenge her each day. Her brain may be confused and fatigued, and her legs may not know what to do and give out, but she does know that she wants to live. She has always chosen to not give up, and that shows who she is as a person; that she is strong, motivated and empowered.

Having my dancers represent a disease is not the easiest task for me to ask of them; therefore, I researched each disease and used the information I found to help my dancers connect with their roles more efficiently. The three things that researched were: what happens to the brain (specifically the left hemisphere) during a stroke; the effects of a left-hemispheric stroke and process of physical therapy for someone who is recovering from a left-hemispheric stroke; and the side-effects of undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments for liver cancer. Finding terminology that I could decipher to inform my dancers helped tremendously, and allows them to portray each disease appropriately.

Performers: Amber Jones, Jennifer Kight, Erika McLendon