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"Because the music is so fast and I’m moving so
slowly you can feel the tension from the contrast, to
bring out that effect."
M: The music is replicating the
heartbeat, isn’t it? Of being in fight or
E: Yes and because the music is so fast
and I’m moving so slowly you can feel
the tension from the contrast, to bring
out that effect. The final section is
about the threats and intimidation.
There’s a lot of use of arms, using them
to cover my eyes and ears and to shield
myself from the hard stare or the nasty
words and it becomes really frantic
towards the end until I collapse. The
piece then starts from the beginning
again, it repeats to denote the cycle of
abuse but for the second time I do it in
a different place to where I was at the
beginning of the piece.
I’m much more broken down and
exhausted, I’m not the same person
anymore. I definitely wanted to get the
cyclical nature of the wheel of abuse,
the Duluth model across. All of the
research I did created the
choreography, the emotion, everything
so I think the piece is really led by the
emotion of it.
M: What have you called it?
E: Second Guessing.
M: That's a great name. Thank you so
much for agreeing to this interview.
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Emma's thoughts on Second
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