Combination Timogun Murut dance movement and modern dance technique in modern dance choreography

Shang, Xinhuai (2007) Combination Timogun Murut dance movement and modern dance technique in modern dance choreography. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.


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In modern world, when the culture from West and East meets, the traditional and modern collide, the artistic development tends to be multicultural. The dance is being influence by in the modern social environment and culture. Variety of form and style harmonized together forming a new conception that has been used widely in the modern dance choreography. The aim of the research is to combine the Malaysian ethnical dance movement derived from Timogun Murut with the modern dance techniques namely Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Merce Cunningham, Jose Limon and Erik Hawkins. This research is conducted through the experimental design. It also includes the reference and compilation from the literature review and the field work. The focus of the research is based on the combination. In this research, the combination is analyzed in two way namely the internal and the external movement. The internal movement is related with the natural movement such as breathing, plie, standing, gesture, flow of movement and jump. The external movement includes 4 four main modern dance element. The elements are space, time, dynamism, and meta kinesis. The result of the combination is discussed in detail. The result is discussed in two aspect the such as suitable for combination and unsuitable for combination. The practical usage and restriction of dance is also being emphasized. Improvement methods are suggested in the research. The principle result of the research is drawn out from here. In this way, it gives clear and sufficient ideas to the reader. The result is used in the practical way. It also considered the other elements of choreography. The practical way is analyzed specifically. The result after the combination will be an enhancement and impressive result for the modern dance composition. At the same time, through the modern dance composition it could present the excellent local Malaysian ethnical Timogun Murut culture internationally.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Timogun Murut, multicultural, dance movement, modern dance, choreography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Arts Studies
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 07:04
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 09:15

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