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Emotions through Sounds and Motions: Choreomusical Analysis of Winter Dreams

Youngeun Yang 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article aims to reveal the interrelatedness of music and dance in dance productions through an analysis of the choreomusical relationship exhibited in Kenneth MacMillan’s Winter Dreams. It introduces various choreomusical theories in order to provide insight into current scholarly discussions on the relationship between music and dance, understood as socio-culturally interwoven forms of human expression that create new meanings through their interaction and entanglement as a composite form. The subsequent analysis of Winter Dreams sets out to identify the moments and methods through which music and choreography, taken together as a unified form, fabricate and convey the characters’ inner emotions and intricate relationships. Winter Dreams is nominated as a key work for enriching the discussion of MacMillan’s choreomusical style, as the connotations and emotions embedded in this ballet are both visualised through the motional display of music and heard through the melodic singing of choreographed motions.

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