isplacement activity is the behavior of an animal which is or appears to be irrelevant to the situation in which it occurs and which may interrupt other activity. It may result from conflicting motivation, in which two motivations cancel one another, allowing a less urgent motivation to dominate behavior; or it may arise because the animal is prevented from attaining a goal, and the consequent frustration causes the attention to be switched to another stimulus to which it then responds.
This Displace premiered as part of the Expanse Movement Arts Festival, March 2012
Choreographed by Ainsley Hillyard
Performed by Richard Lee, Kate Stashko, Alida Nyquist-Schultz and Raena Waddell
Mentored by Gerry Morita
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Full piece runs 40 minutes
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