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Peter And The Wolf, Cedarville University 2014 Cedarville University

Peter And The Wolf, Cedarville University

Bach’s Literacy Series Announcements and Programs

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The Psychology Of Competitive Dance: A Study Of The Motivations For Adolescent Involvement, Samantha Sobash 2014 Chapman University

The Psychology Of Competitive Dance: A Study Of The Motivations For Adolescent Involvement, Samantha Sobash

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

"Competition is a social process that is so pervasive in Western civilization that no one can escape it" (Robson 2004). Dance training for most people begins at an early age, and thus the art form akin to sports introduces youth to competition. The booming dance competition industry has only enhanced the competitive aspect of the art form. Currently there are upwards of 200 local, regional, and national competitions held annually with participants as young as four years old. Is competition innate or are we introducing it as part of youth development in the Western world? Youth are increasingly pushed by ...


Sleep Patterns In Collegiate Dancers, Beth Nicks, Jacque Price 2014 Chapman University

Sleep Patterns In Collegiate Dancers, Beth Nicks, Jacque Price

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

As college dance majors, the investigators have witnessed firsthand the effects that sleep and the lack thereof can have on the performance quality of University level dancing. It has been shown that lack of sleep can compromise nearly every physiological process such as memory, coordination, metabolism, and new learning (Wozny 2008). Studies on disruptions of the human circadian rhythms have shown that athletes involved in endeavors where sleep is restricted or totally deprived have severe consequences on behavior and performance. (Edwards 2007). However, the environment of college dance programs is different than athletics due to there being no off season ...


Performance Sculpture--An Exploratory Collaboration Between Sculpture And Dance, Cesia G. Kearns 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Performance Sculpture--An Exploratory Collaboration Between Sculpture And Dance, Cesia G. Kearns

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Kinetic sculpture suggests new visual possibilities when combined with dance. Wishing to explore such avenues of interaction for sculpture, this artist sought to develop pieces that could be incorporated into choreography. An artist and a choreographer wove their concepts and styles together to create a performance art piece that rose from the reciprocal influences of interactive sculpture and dance. The creative process included development of concepts, visual imagery, and movement as the artist and choreographer shared ideas. The choreography of the original dance influenced the form, structure, and conceptual elements of the sculpture, which was developed in reaction to the ...


The Effects Of Minimalism/Indeterminacy On The Merce Cunningham And John Cage Collaboration, Janelle M. Morrison 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

The Effects Of Minimalism/Indeterminacy On The Merce Cunningham And John Cage Collaboration, Janelle M. Morrison

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minimalism is movement in both the visual and performing arts that strive to focus attention on the subject as an object, reducing its historical and expressive content to a bare minimum or art without meaning. John Cage’s music stems from the idea of minimalism and expands itself into what he calls “indeterminacy.” Indeterminacy means that chance operations will produce the score and performer’s choices. Through Cage’s study of Zen he learned about The Book of Change, I Ching. Using his charts, based on this book and the toss of three coins, Cage could layout the format of ...


Nineteenth Century Views On Theater And Drama In English, Rebecca Unetic 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nineteenth Century Views On Theater And Drama In English, Rebecca Unetic

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

With the passing of the Licensing Act of 1737 and until its repeal in 1969 the Lord Chamberlain’s office has been legally able to censor any drama to be performed at established theatres in England. However, the 1737 Act left inconsistencies in the definition of censorship and the role of censor. People who were involved in theatre believed the Lord Chamberlain’s office gained too much power from the Act. In the nineteenth century, actors, playwrights and members of Parliament agitated for the reform of the 1737 Licensing Act, which led to the establishment of three special parliamentary committees ...


Guddling About: Experiments In Vital Materialism With Particular Regard To Water, Minty Donald 2014 Wilfrid Laurier University

Guddling About: Experiments In Vital Materialism With Particular Regard To Water, Minty Donald

The Goose

With reference to Jane Bennett’s notion of "vital materialism," this photo essay documents and reflects on Guddling About: a series of experiments or actions carried out by artists Nick Millar and Minty Donald with the Bow River and its watershed in Calgary and Southern Alberta in August-September 2013. Each experiment is described as a set of instructions — a script or score for an event — which can be enacted in any location where human settlement has evolved around a river. The experiments will be repeated, and new ones developed, with the River Clyde in Glasgow and Southern Scotland in June-September ...


Deweese Family Papers (Mss 504), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Deweese Family Papers (Mss 504), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 504. Materials collected by Ray Paul DeWeese and Carolyn DeWeese, a brother and sister. Most of the collection is photocopied material of writings about the DeWeese family and Butler County, Kentucky history.


It’S In The Backbone: Dance From Africa Through The Diaspora, An Interview With Deama Battle, DeAma Battle, Kenneth J. Cooper 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

It’S In The Backbone: Dance From Africa Through The Diaspora, An Interview With Deama Battle, Deama Battle, Kenneth J. Cooper

Trotter Review

Classically trained in dance, DeAma Battle became interested in Africa-rooted dance in the 1960s. She started performing the traditional dances from Africa that spread, via the Atlantic slave trade, to the United States, the Caribbean, and South America. She not only has performed those steps and movements, Battle has studied them, with master dancers from West Africa, Brazil, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. One of her teachers and mentors was Chuck Davis, a leading African American teacher of traditional African dance. Her research has probed deeper, into the field abroad, on dance-study tours to Haiti, Jamaica, Ghana, Senegal, Morocco, and other ...


Secret Contours, K. Orsini 2014 Western Michigan University

Secret Contours, K. Orsini

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Paths Robert , Alexander Santana 2014 Western Michigan University

Paths Robert , Alexander Santana

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Laureate, 12th Edition (2013), 2014 Western Michigan University

The Laureate, 12th Edition (2013)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


The Laureate, 10th Edition (2011), 2014 Western Michigan University

The Laureate, 10th Edition (2011)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


The Girl On The Pedestal , Kelsey Pretzer 2014 Western Michigan University

The Girl On The Pedestal , Kelsey Pretzer

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


An Entirely Different Business, Kelsey Pretzer 2014 Western Michigan University

An Entirely Different Business, Kelsey Pretzer

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Candelabra, Katie O’Brien 2014 Western Michigan University

The Candelabra, Katie O’Brien

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Miller, Russell Hale, 1905-1968 (Mss 498), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2014 Western Kentucky University

Miller, Russell Hale, 1905-1968 (Mss 498), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 498. Working copies of scripts for two plays, “This Fair Land” and “Shakertown” by Russell Miller, a faculty member of WKU’s Department of Speech and Theater. Also includes working copies of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Herbert Kanzell and “The Boor” by Anton Chekhov, two plays that were staged by Miller.


The Laureate, 9th Edition (2010), 2014 Western Michigan University

The Laureate, 9th Edition (2010)

The Laureate

The Laureate’s mission is to provide undergraduate students at Western Michigan University a place in which to publish their works of fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and other creative works. The Laureate strives to be a professional and engaging journal that appeals to all.


"The Rhyming Monsieur And The Spanish Plot": Transnational Dimensions Of Early Modern Theater In Western Europe, Colleen Marie McCormick 2014 Northeastern University

"The Rhyming Monsieur And The Spanish Plot": Transnational Dimensions Of Early Modern Theater In Western Europe, Colleen Marie Mccormick

History Dissertations

The birth of permanent, secular, and popular theater in sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe gave rise to some of the most famous names in western literature, including Molière, Lope de Vega, and Shakespeare. For centuries, early modern playwrights have been celebrated as cultural heroes in their respective homelands, but their status as `national' figures--intimately connected to a specific linguistic heritage--belies the fact that the creation, performance, and publication of their enduring works took place within a complex network of transnational and translingual exchange. Western European theater in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was driven by the movement of texts, people ...


Green And Red Lynch Opposite On The Color Wheel, Courtney B. Ochab 2014 Western Michigan University

Green And Red Lynch Opposite On The Color Wheel, Courtney B. Ochab

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


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