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Naked Ballerinas in Flight

Title: Naked Ballerinas in Flight.
Name(s): Lewis, Karlanna, author
English - Creative Writing
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Through a collection of imagistic poems, themes of humanity, dance, and their surreal intersection are explored. While dance is a wordless art, a creation through fleeting images of the body, I use words to recreate and preserve the evanescent nature of dance. My poetry focuses on ballerinas, flight, and the body, and how transformation takes place both in ballet and in the world. The interconnectedness of all things is expressed through leaping language, with yearning to connect and to halt time. What I explore in this manuscript is what makes ballet a special art form. The similarity of dancers to birds and other creatures of flight such as dragonflies and fireflies is considered through fantastical imaginings. The ultimate goal is to wed the diverse disciplines of poetry and dance, and closer unite the variety of human expressions and experiences. By looking at the spiritual nature of dance and the mysterious and physical side, I hope to reveal truths about human existence. On the canvas of the mind words paint a kaleidoscopic collage, much as bodies do on stage. Much as a dancer's practiced silhouette enchants, so too does the right word in poetry. Both in a simple and ancient way moderate the age of machine.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0024 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: March 18, 2011.
Subject(s): English language
English literature
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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