Blood and Chocolate: Experiences of Practicing Choreographers

Coo, John Mark G. and Galanza, Cyril John M. (2013) Blood and Chocolate: Experiences of Practicing Choreographers. Other thesis, West Visayas State University.

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This qualitative study was conducted using a narrative inquiry approach to find out the experiences of practicing choreographers. Five practicing choreographers in Dinagyang Festival were purposively identified as respondents of the study during the Academic Year 2012-2013. The data were gathered with the use of in-depth interview with the practicing choreographers. It was recorded in a digital recording gadget. A duly validated interview guide constructed by the researchers were used during interviews. Data were then gathered, analyzed, and interpreted to reach the findings from where the conclusions and recommendations were drawn. The findings revealed that the practicing choreographers perceived choreography as an organization of topics or ideas set into motion through experimentation, research and practice. They also added that choreography is a connection of ideas through movements and that choreography is not stagnant; it evolves. The majority of the respondents agreed that winning in a competition was primarily the best and the most pleasant experience they had. They further noted that to be trusted and liked by the clients, touching the lives of their dancers, building enjoyment and determination to their materials, and catching the attention of their audiences were some of the pleasant experiences they had in practicing choreography. Furthermore, pursuing choreography had given the respondents the chance to build a name for themselves.... [Partial abstract.]

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: dance, festival, choreography, Dinagyang, Iloilo
Depositing User: Machine Whisperer
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 05:51
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 05:51

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