Implementation of religious symbols in a choreographic work : the revelation of John
Brigham Young University
Select religious symbols from the Book of Revelation were choreographed into moving visual images. The "Revelation of John" was presented in concert to demonstrate how symbolism may be used to strengthen choreographic intent. I desired to see if there would be a heightened awareness of and motivation to study the Book of Revelation. A brief survey was distributed at the concert to determine audience cognitive and emotional responsiveness to the choreographic work and the results have been documented. The majority of the audience survey responses demonstrated that the images perceived were in accord with the choreographic intent. Also, the audience majority desired to further their study of the Book of Revelation and experienced a heightened spiritual awareness. Dance as an art form not only has the ability to elicit a strong emotional response but the teaching aspect seems to be a powerful way to communicate meaning and awareness of religious themes as demonstrated through the success of this choreographic work.