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Dance Artists’ And Choreographers’ Financial Sustainability In New York City Under The Createnyc Cultural Plan, Jolie Saltiel 2020 State University of New York College at Brockport

Dance Artists’ And Choreographers’ Financial Sustainability In New York City Under The Createnyc Cultural Plan, Jolie Saltiel

Senior Honors Theses

New York City is brimming with a plethora of diverse art, performances, exhibits, and communities, sparking many people to regard it as the Cultural Capital of the World. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) has been a longtime supporter of the arts in New York City. In 2017, the DCLA released the CreateNYC Cultural Plan, which was intended to increase equity and sustainability in the art and culture sector of New York City.


Rehabilitative Movement Approaches And Dance Interventions In Parkinson’S Disease, Cecilia Fontanesi 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Rehabilitative Movement Approaches And Dance Interventions In Parkinson’S Disease, Cecilia Fontanesi

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The scope of this work is to address the functional deficits and symptoms experienced by those living with Parkinson’s Disease through movement interventions.

Chapter 1 offers a brief overview of current pharmacotherapy and rehabilitation approaches in Parkinson’s, focusing on dance in particular as a movement intervention that may be particularly suited to this population.

Chapter 2 focuses on brain plasticity and motor learning in PD, reporting the effects of rTMS applied after the acquisition of a motor skill. In this study, adaptation tested in patients with PD was comparable in the sham and TMS sessions, while retention indices ...


The Female Leadership Experience In Pre-Professional And Professional Ballet, Jill Grundstrom 2020 Northern Michigan University

The Female Leadership Experience In Pre-Professional And Professional Ballet, Jill Grundstrom

All NMU Master's Theses

ABSTRACT

THE FEMALE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN PRE-PROFESSIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BALLET

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Jill Grundstrom

The purpose of this qualitative, narrative research study was to explore the experiences of current female leaders in pre-professional and professional ballet. These stories often remain untold, as leadership in ballet has been largely male-dominated. The study examined the stories of four female leaders in ballet, including their journey to leadership, leadership philosophy and protocol, and thoughts regarding the future of female leadership in ballet. This study collected data using in-person, phone, and email interviews. The collected data was analyzed and coded for themes and conclusions using ...


What Makes A Mad Genius? The Sociopolitical Role Of The Mad Genius Label In United States Early Modern Dance, Erica Best 2020 Ursinus College

What Makes A Mad Genius? The Sociopolitical Role Of The Mad Genius Label In United States Early Modern Dance, Erica Best

Dance Summer Fellows

This project explores the sociocultural and political implications of the use of the labels “mad” and “genius,” as they relate to two prominent 20th-century modern dance choreographers – Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham. Martha Graham is in multiple writings called a genius, both by critics and dancers. However, although a similarly prominent figure in the canon of modern dance, Alvin Ailey is not called a genius nearly as often. This is notable given the many parallels in their artistic and personal lives. Both artists contributed significantly to the history of modern dance in the 20th century, were sponsored by the US ...


Giving The Body A Voice: Dance As Embodied Illness Narrative, Ana Worthington 2020 Wake Forest University

Giving The Body A Voice: Dance As Embodied Illness Narrative, Ana Worthington

The Macksey Journal

The expression of illness narratives within art has gained considerable attention within the field of medical humanities, however few have considered the ways in which dance functions as a medium for constructing and sharing such narratives. I aim to bring attention to the possibility that dance, as an embodied art form, may uniquely provide individuals with a medium for illness storytelling which gives a voice both to and from the suffering body. In this paper, I first discuss two significant social and artistic influences which inspired choreographers to incorporate illness stories into concert dance, the 1960’s egalitarian art movement ...


The Lack Of Recognition For The Film Choreographer In Hollywood, Claire Ross 2020 Pace University

The Lack Of Recognition For The Film Choreographer In Hollywood, Claire Ross

Honors College Theses

The following research directly addresses why the film choreographer has lacked adequate recognition within the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additionally, this study aims to fill the research gap in relation to the minimal documentation that exists regarding the role and contributions of the film choreographer within the film industry. In order to move forward in assessing how the film choreographer can be recognized within the Oscars, one must address why they have not been sufficiently recognized within the history of the Academy Awards. By assessing the film ...


Kinesthetic Language: A Dialect Of Kinesics, Terrill Suzanne Corletto 2020 California State University - San Bernardino

Kinesthetic Language: A Dialect Of Kinesics, Terrill Suzanne Corletto

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Human communication requires the disciplines regarding physical fitness, codified language, and the performing arts to overlap, and exist symbiotically. Within the realm of artistic performance, the three disciplines working together deliver a deliberate message in a way unique to performing artists. The general tendency to compartmentalize sports, communication, and the performing arts into their pigeonhole categories of Kinesiology, Linguistics, and Theatre Arts is impractical, particularly for performing artists simply because all of the disciplines are mutually dependent in the context of all kinesthetic communications.

The purpose of this paper is to define and discuss several concepts and the ways in ...


This Is For You. Investigating Memory Development In Modern Dance, Cierra Johnson 2020 Western Washinton University

This Is For You. Investigating Memory Development In Modern Dance, Cierra Johnson

Scholars Week

The purpose of this project is to explore memory development and connection through multiple facets of human interaction. “This is for you.” is a solo dance project that explores connection and intimacy through one on one performance sessions across a virtual platform. The piece focuses on what it means to be completely present in the current moment. As each one on one session is explored, there is opportunity for both performer and viewer to embrace a new way of seeing and being together through the channel of technology. The pictures and attached video represent some of the content explored during ...


The Repeated Bout Effect For Prevention Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness In Dancers, Gabriella Ross 2020 Western Washinton University

The Repeated Bout Effect For Prevention Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness In Dancers, Gabriella Ross

Scholars Week

Dancers use the act of changing their body position in relationship to space to create art. Without muscles, dancing, creating, and expressing themselves would be impossible. Which is why taking care of their muscles is extremely important to dancers. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is one of the most common muscular injuries for dancers but can threaten a dancer’s career. Determining methods that can minimize DOMS can help dancers avoid further serious injury. This study will look at implementing the Repeated Bout Effect (RBE) to a dancer specific environment.


"Infinitely Reorienting"Three Dance Bfa Candidateswwu Dance Programdepartment Of Theater And Dance Choreography In Collaboration With Wesley Ensminger, Hannah Goebel 2020 Western Washinton University

"Infinitely Reorienting"Three Dance Bfa Candidateswwu Dance Programdepartment Of Theater And Dance Choreography In Collaboration With Wesley Ensminger, Hannah Goebel

Scholars Week

This project is titled, “infinitely reorienting” and consists of a series of video clips posted to social media via Instagram and Facebook each week for 8 weeks (Week 1 was posted on April 24th and Week 8 will be posted on June 19th.) These clips consist of sections of what was supposed to be a full length dance BFA solo but due to COVID-19, was forced to be a virtual screendance. On June 19th (the 8th and final clip), we will post a final edited video of all the previous week’s clips. In the clips, the songs, “Put Your ...


Bridging The Gap: Exploring Indian Classical Dances As A Source Of Dance/Movement Therapy, A Literature Review., Ruta Pai 2020 Lesley University

Bridging The Gap: Exploring Indian Classical Dances As A Source Of Dance/Movement Therapy, A Literature Review., Ruta Pai

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Indian Classical Dances are a mirror of the traditional culture in India and therefore the people in India find it easy to connect with them. These dances involve a combination of body movements, gestures and facial expressions to portray certain emotions and feelings. There are seven major Indian Classical Dances- Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Mohiniattam. These dances possess three common aspects - Natya, Nritta and, Nritya. These aspects include several other elements which are at the core of these dances. This literature review focuses on three of those primary elements – Abhinaya, Gestures and Navarasas because they are used ...


Connecting To The Self: Increasing Self-Awareness In Children With Asd, Development Of A Method, Madison Janke 2020 Lesley University

Connecting To The Self: Increasing Self-Awareness In Children With Asd, Development Of A Method, Madison Janke

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Dance/movement therapy is a popular method utilized with the autism spectrum population due to its focus on increasing social skills, developing relationships, improving function, increasing positive body image, and expanding movement repertoire. The literature indicated that mirroring is the most common and most utilized DMT intervention for this population, but it provided minimal alternative dance/movement therapy interventions. The dance/movement therapy method implemented through this research attempted to provide an alternative to mirroring through the creation of a body outline. This method was developed through the theoretical framework of relational-cultural theory, emphasizing the impact that relationships can have ...


The Freedom To Move: Dance/Movement Therapy And Survivors Of Trafficking - An Evolving Practice, Rebecca Richardson 2020 Lesley University

The Freedom To Move: Dance/Movement Therapy And Survivors Of Trafficking - An Evolving Practice, Rebecca Richardson

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Abstract

Human/Sex trafficking is the use of force or coercion for the purpose of exploiting humans (mainly women) for sex or labor. Consequences of being trafficked include psychological and physical symptoms that may hinder the survivors for the rest of their life if not treated. Survivors of human trafficking are infrequently researched and have limited evidence-based methods of treatment. Even fewer studies have been conducted involving the use of dance/movement therapy with survivors of trafficking. dance/movement therapy is vital to treatment because of its focus on integrating the body with the mind. In this literature review I ...


Development Of A Method For Utilizing Oriental Belly Dance Rhythms To Deepen A Client’S Understanding Of Their Emotions After Experiencing Trauma, And Move Towards Healing, Jenny Nehir Eish-Baltaoglu 2020 Lesley University

Development Of A Method For Utilizing Oriental Belly Dance Rhythms To Deepen A Client’S Understanding Of Their Emotions After Experiencing Trauma, And Move Towards Healing, Jenny Nehir Eish-Baltaoglu

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

A workshop was offered to local women in North Eastern Ohio who have experienced trauma and are facing uncomfortable emotions or unpleasant memories as a result. A guided body scan, Focusing Oriented Art directives, and improvisational movement explorations were employed to deepen awareness and understanding of the emotions and memories participants wished to have better control over. Three movement rhythms, which are central to the ancient feminine dance form popularly known as belly dance, were explored through improvisational movement both as a group and independently. These movement rhythms included staccato pops and locks, fluid figure eights, and vibratory shimmies. Participants ...


Dance/Movement Therapy And Its Implications In A Studio-Based Dance Program: A Community Engagement Project, Akeila Sharp 2020 Lesley University

Dance/Movement Therapy And Its Implications In A Studio-Based Dance Program: A Community Engagement Project, Akeila Sharp

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Adolescent females often struggle with emotional regulation, developing relationships, and poor body image. Research indicates that taking dance classes or participating in dance movement therapy sessions can be an effective technique to improve in these areas. However, there is limited research on the use of both in one setting. Therefore, this capstone explored the impacts of dance on adolescent females and the implications of dance/movement therapy (DMT) in a studio-based dance program. The objective of this project was to examine how restructuring a dance class using DMT interventions could improve problem areas such as low self-esteem, lack of communication ...


É̉Tienne De Beaumont, Surrealist Dance, And Transformations In The Paris Avant-Garde, 1913-1938, Amanda Holly Beresford 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

É̉Tienne De Beaumont, Surrealist Dance, And Transformations In The Paris Avant-Garde, 1913-1938, Amanda Holly Beresford

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation puts into conversation the career of the aristocratic French patron and would-be impresario of modernism, Count Étienne de Beaumont, and the conflicted relationship between Surrealism and dance in Paris during the period between the two World Wars. Beaumont and Surrealism represent respectively an older, reactionary, and a newer, radical, manifestation of the avant-garde in French culture. Beaumont’s flamboyant self-performance— his eccentric personal style, his extravagant costume balls, his wide network of associates in the Parisian artworld, and his ambitions as a Maecenas to rival Diaghilev—establish him as a central figure of reactionary modernism in the 1920s ...


Body Percussion, Choreography And The Concert Stage: Developing Diasporic Literacy Among American Audiences, Audrey Woolever 2020 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Body Percussion, Choreography And The Concert Stage: Developing Diasporic Literacy Among American Audiences, Audrey Woolever

Dance Master’s Theses

modern dance by researching body percussion specifically. This is not to say that body percussion is a part of American modern dance. Rather, I am interested in incorporating elements of body percussion within a modern dance work in order to draw out Africanist aesthetics that can be found in both body percussion and modern dance today. Through an analysis of such aesthetics found in body percussion, my goal is to trace how these characteristics are woven into American modern dance and serve as foundational aesthetics to the Europeanist art form. My research will also investigate African diaspora during the postmodern ...


Touch As Bond: Exploring The Use Of Contact Improvisation In An Ensemble Process, J Travis Cooper 2020 James Madison University

Touch As Bond: Exploring The Use Of Contact Improvisation In An Ensemble Process, J Travis Cooper

Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

This document serves as a contextual and reflective essay detailing the work done on J Travis Cooper’s Honors Capstone Project, Touch as Bond: Exploring the use of Contact Improvisation in an ensemble process. It is a process focused creative project exploring the potential of Contact Improvisation [CI] as a tool for ensemble development and content creation in a theatrical production. Contact Improvisation is a dance practice created by Steve Paxton and other collaborators in the 1970s. The form demands dancers improvise movements while in contact with each other, creating spontaneous lifts and requiring the ability to adapt to a ...


En Croix: A Choreographic Study Of Translation, Gillian T. Ebersole, Kristin Smiarowski 2020 Loyola Marymount University

En Croix: A Choreographic Study Of Translation, Gillian T. Ebersole, Kristin Smiarowski

Honors Thesis

This thesis, entitled “En Croix,” began in Paris as a choreographic exploration of my struggle to reconcile my feminist and queer identity with my Roman Catholic upbringing. The strictness of my conservative religious background became an entry point to choreography, enabling me to create a solo with movements based on the Sign of the Cross—up, down, side, side. After returning to Los Angeles, I translated the choreography from the first solo into a second, breaking open the precise patterns and structures from solo one, and adding improvisation as a choreographic device; then, I completely abandoned the form of the ...


Utilizing Creative Dance Pedagogy And Concepts For Teaching And Learning English As A Foreign Language, Riley Lathorp 2020 Bridgewater State University

Utilizing Creative Dance Pedagogy And Concepts For Teaching And Learning English As A Foreign Language, Riley Lathorp

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Creative dance/movement pedagogy in an English language learning classroom can help nurture self-identity and build cognition. English language teaching through volunteer tourism is growing along with the expectation for English acquisition. Since English teachers abroad are most often not required to have teacher training, this can lead to teacher-centered classrooms, passive learning for students, and a lack of use of creative processes. Research indicates that creative dance/movement pedagogy and concepts as teaching methodology can aid English acquisition and build self-identity. This research is based in an action research case study (IRB approved) which analyzes and evaluates the use ...


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