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Liz Mulkey's Choreographic Direction

Liz(zy) Mulkey


Description Part two in a dance film series of color abstracts, “Yellow” is an interplaying set-choreography and structured-improv piece. Femininity, like choreography and improv, is taught and then eventually formed and transformed into each person’s own version depending on internal drives. The dancers converse and unearth the multitude of identities they hold, make discoveries that surprise them and reflect back meaning for their attention to adjust. The human eye processes yellow first, and hence captures our attention more than any other color. For many cultures yellow represents happiness, sunshine, and warmth, not to mention optimism, enlightenment, creativity, and a sense of sisterhood. Still, yellow is a color of caution, cowardice, betrayal, egoism, and madness. The use of yellow here represents the multiverse that lives inside femininity, while also bringing attention to what we might need to clarify for ourselves as we weed through those imposed (and often patriarchal) values to define those born of our own authentic selves. Credits Structured Choreography: Lizzy Mulkey Director: Amelia Mulkey Dancers and Choreography: Lizzy Mulkey & Jhia Jackson Director of Photography: Jonathan Potter Composer: Eric Ares Details Reverse 3:53 to 7:02 in Conversations Original Live Performance Starting separate ending together on shoulder fall (opposes “blue ending and opening) Eye connection Joy Space description Feeling organized Balance Yellow is the most visible color of the spectrum. The human eye processes yellow first. This explains why it is used for cautionary signs and emergency rescue vehicles. Peripheral vision is 2.5 times higher for yellow than for red. Yellow has a high light reflectance value and therefore it acts as a secondary light source. Excessive use of bright yellow (such as on interior walls) can irritate the eyes. MUSIC INSPIRATIONS Marinate from Free Music Creative Commons by Kronstudios How Are You? by Mounika.
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