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Tethers: On the Five Stages of Grief, 2020

Identifier: vma_2020spring_chiu_chin_huen_maria.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2020


Conditions Governing Access

System requirements: Windows Media Player, QuickTime, or RealPlayer.

Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


117 pages (117 pages)

1 digital file (1 digital video (11 minutes) : sound, color)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"A narrative balletic pas de deux outlines the five stages of grief through the story of a girl who is left by the love of her life. When she experiences this loss, emotions overwhelm her as she uses the medium of dance to convey her heartbreak, her denial of the circumstances, her bargaining to get back what was once hers, her anger over the perceived betrayal, her depression during her darkest moments, and finally her acceptance of everything that is and will be. The story is depicted in a perceived long take, with scenes flowing from one to the next without cuts or breaks." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01C Visual & Media Arts

Physical Description

117 pages + 1 digital video (11 minutes) : sound, color


Media Component ID: TH-DIG004

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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