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In Suspect Terrain

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Fine Arts - Dance
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  • Modern Dance Illustrates a Journey Through Memory and the Beginning of Madness

    This segment explores the function of memory by juxtaposing an illustration of the brain with segments of modern dance choreographed and performed by Gary Vlasic and Linda C. Smith who display anguish and pain as they dance on the Salt Flats and in an aspen grove. The visuals are accompanied by a distorted soundtrack that emphasizes the emotional distress.

    Length: 00:02:55
  • Modern Dance Illustrates Exhilaration

    On the Salt Flats amid the seagulls, the wind, the sand an the gulls, Gary Vlasic dances to express his exhilaration before returning to memories that bring sadness and depression.

    Length: 00:01:17
  • Modern Dance Illustrates the Resolution of the Madness

    Linda C. Smith dances along the shore of the Great Salt Lake and Gary Vlasic stirkes seagull-like poses as the narrator talks about the journey they have taken towards sanity. Vlasic hold a photo of his former self suggesting both a longing for some elements of the dreamlike past and an admission that the future will be more solid and secure. In contrast, the narration conveys ambivalence towards leaving behind the caprices of memory and the disjunctions of the self.

    Length: 00:01:58



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