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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY FORUM
A. J. Pflumm

Our Infinite Capabilities

Dance Department

ABSTRACT: This abstract is a solo dance. We struggle constantly with no gain and with no end in sight. The reason for this is that all we see of ourselves is our body. We ignore that which gives us substance, life, vitality, and truth. Without these qualities and aspects, we are merely carbon. We must give more of ourselves in order to learn our true and infinite capabilities. We can mold our reality with a single heartbeat. If only we would throw away our perceived limitations. This dance is characterized by struggling movements, outward reaches, and an inner desire to become more than just a body. The concept and dance came to me after hours of meditation. I wanted to create something that I could learn from and would help me grow. When I discovered the basis upon which I wanted to create my solo, I went from there, using movement to describe the feelings and the artwork I saw in my head. It was a long process, taking the better part of a month, but I ended up learning about my capabilities through this dance and continue to do so every time I polish a movement.