Title

Nasty Woman

Date

6-1-2017 9:45 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:00 AM

Location

MH

Department

Dance

Session Chair

Amy McDonnell

Session Title

Academic Excellence In Dance

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy McDonnell

Presentation Type

Performance

Abstract

"Nasty Woman is a multimedia dance production that addresses issues in regards to inequality between the sexes. Through a combination of poetry, choreography, and cinematography, a campaign against injustice and inequality arises. The poem provides framework to the vocal presentation and choreographed dance. Visual backgrounds, filmed in urban settings, drive home the concept that social injustice happens everywhere and is everyone’s problem. The concept is drawn from personal experiences which are then compared to examples of harmful rhetoric against women from the 2016 presidential campaign. Facts illustrating other examples of inequality such as the abysmal gender-wage gap are woven into the piece. Glimmers of hope and a call for change are illustrated as well, danced and spoken, including the female presidential candidates’ rebuttal to criticisms of her career and social goals. The two part presentation of Nasty Woman includes stage dance performance set to music, bringing the subject material closer to the viewer in real time. However, having been produced in part as a video the message can be expected to reach a broad audience."

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Nasty Woman

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"Nasty Woman is a multimedia dance production that addresses issues in regards to inequality between the sexes. Through a combination of poetry, choreography, and cinematography, a campaign against injustice and inequality arises. The poem provides framework to the vocal presentation and choreographed dance. Visual backgrounds, filmed in urban settings, drive home the concept that social injustice happens everywhere and is everyone’s problem. The concept is drawn from personal experiences which are then compared to examples of harmful rhetoric against women from the 2016 presidential campaign. Facts illustrating other examples of inequality such as the abysmal gender-wage gap are woven into the piece. Glimmers of hope and a call for change are illustrated as well, danced and spoken, including the female presidential candidates’ rebuttal to criticisms of her career and social goals. The two part presentation of Nasty Woman includes stage dance performance set to music, bringing the subject material closer to the viewer in real time. However, having been produced in part as a video the message can be expected to reach a broad audience."