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Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 14


What Is The Experience Of Creating My Own Dance Style?, Jesse Bodony 2018 Dominican University of California

What Is The Experience Of Creating My Own Dance Style?, Jesse Bodony

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Through processes of self-inquiry and external inquiry, this heuristic project rigorously investigates the question: What is the experience of creating my own dance style? In exploring the phenomenon of creation, in understanding my own movement with increasing depth and awareness, in articulating my processes and procedures, I hope to create new knowledge both for myself and those with whom it resonates.


Women On The Floor: A Study Of Feminism In Modern Dance History, Hannah McCarthy 2018 Western Kentucky University

Women On The Floor: A Study Of Feminism In Modern Dance History, Hannah Mccarthy

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Modern dance evolves everyday with new movement ideas, styles, and teachings. Not only can modern dance be new and innovative, but it can also be a mirror reflection of the current time period. It is an art form often used to make a social statement. It can become a discussion of the past, present, or future. Modern dance informs its audience through an intent chosen by the choreographer or dancers. The intent varies depending on time, space, emotion, and myriad other conditions. My studies will examine how the different periods of modern dance aligned with the waves of the feminist ...


Authoritarian Pedagogical Practices In Dance Teaching And Choreography, Charlotte Carmichael 2018 Dominican University of California

Authoritarian Pedagogical Practices In Dance Teaching And Choreography, Charlotte Carmichael

Honors Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper examines the authoritarian pedagogical practices found in educational settings and more specifically, in Western classical and contemporary dance training and rehearsals. These practices have been a part of dance for centuries, and their legacy has had severe impacts on the ethical, psychological, and political undercurrent of students’ educational and professional experiences. First, the historical roots of authoritarian teaching techniques are presented. Next, the ways in which dance teachers and choreographers employ authoritarian teaching behaviors are considered and examined. Finally, in hopes of providing a better template for the future, an overview of the ways in which some dance ...


The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer 2018 University of Wyoming

The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The Effect of Dancers’ Clothing on Perception of Performance Ability

Mariah Brewer, Jennifer Deckert

Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Wyoming

Oral and Poster Presentation

Honors Program Rapid City, South Dakota

Dancers spend several hours a day training in studios where mirrors are present. Observations in the mirror serve as feedback for establishing line, unison, and clarity, and may also impact their perceived performance. As such, clothing may also influence perception of performance ability. This study explores clothing as a potential contributing factor to a dancer’s perceived self-confidence and performance ability while executing movement.

This descriptive research study ...


Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly 2018 University of Wyoming

Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly

Honors Theses AY 17/18

This creative project is a dance performance piece I have choreographed to challenge the mindsets surrounding racism and white privilege, specifically the mindsets around these topics in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. My experiences studying school and dance on the east coast last year leads me to believe that many people in this region don’t think that racism is still a big issue in the United States. This is a dangerous mindset which can result in inadvertent racism. Dance is a powerful method of communication. Nonverbal communication is a significant way to reach a wide range ...


Thoroughly Modern Millie, Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department 2018 Otterbein University

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

2017-2018 Season

The year was 1922 and to live in Manhattan meant, for many, an era of wild optimism, carefree abandonment of antiquated social constraints and for women, unprecedented advancement in how they were perceived by those around them. Everything was lovely and in this age of liberated sensibilities, our heroine, Millie Dillmount enters with just such a need to rewrite her personal narrative. Thoroughly Modern Millie is, to me, a valentine to optimism and a love letter to love itself.

Thom C. Warren, Director


Written With Love: An Interpretation Of Love Stories Through Movement And Emotion, Olivia Crawford 2018 Otterbein University

Written With Love: An Interpretation Of Love Stories Through Movement And Emotion, Olivia Crawford

Distinction Papers

What is love? People all over the world have different stories pertaining to this phenomenon, but do the experiences in our personal lives stop us from understanding the experiences of others? Although it may be difficult to see other points of view besides, it is possible to connect to stories that are not our own. The purpose of this study is to assess how people perceive and connect to different love stories, and how these perceptions differ between those in the fine arts and those in the arts & sciences. Participants in this study will be exposed to a dance show ...


Tap Dance Choreography: An Exploration Of Tradition And Innovation, Luiza Silveira Karnas 2018 The College at Brockport

Tap Dance Choreography: An Exploration Of Tradition And Innovation, Luiza Silveira Karnas

Dance Master’s Theses

Tap dance is a genuine American art form that has evolved from consolidated traditions to unexpected innovations in its technique and aesthetic. With awareness to social and cultural contexts, I aim to clarify the cyclical process between tradition and innovation in tap dance choreography. Through critical investigation of tap history, thorough study of the aesthetics developed by avant-garde female choreographers, and detailed description of my own creative process, I address choreographic possibilities in which tap dancing can evolve based on the relationship between tradition and innovation inherent to this dance form. With a research scope focused on women, this thesis ...


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 13


Choreopoems: Augmenting Textuality With Movement, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Zari McFadden 2018 Morehouse College

Choreopoems: Augmenting Textuality With Movement, Aaron Carter-Enyi, Zari Mcfadden

Africana Digital Ethnography Project

In 1975, Ntozake Shange debuted For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf establishing a new intermedia genre: the choreopoem. A choreopoem is a unique approach to storytelling that departs from Western poetry by incorporating emphases on movement and nonverbal communication, using embodied emotion to connect with audiences. Shange’s innovation is continued through the work of Jessica Care Moore (poet) and Aku Kadogo (choreographer, Spelman College) who has developed a techno-choreopoem entitled Salt City. The work celebrates Black culture in Detroit: “the African-American presence in the city … [and] techno-music that was pioneered by African-American men ...


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 12


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 11


The Musicality Of Salsa Dancers: An Ethnographic Study, Janice Mahinka 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Musicality Of Salsa Dancers: An Ethnographic Study, Janice Mahinka

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This work analyzes the musical knowledge and aesthetics acquired by improvisatory social salsa dancers who hone close listening skills through corporeal means. The connections that these dancers construct between music, self, and partner make evident an engagement with musicality that can be seen through their demonstration of kinesthetic entrainment, structural feeling of hypermetric conventions, and enactment of expressive microtiming within beat and metric structures. I introduce the concept of timespace to explain how dancers manipulate this physiological experience to create different feelings in a dance, addressing issues that dancers raised in our feedback interviews such as feel, flow, and play ...


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 10


Sublimate: A Kinesthetic Study In The Fear Of Death, Mattie McGarey 2018 Theatre and Dance

Sublimate: A Kinesthetic Study In The Fear Of Death, Mattie Mcgarey

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The intense physical sensations fear presents us with strikes the core of our being to remind us that life is fragile and it can change in an instant. The change from the known to the unknown is felt clearly when we must confront death. The gravity of that unknown impacts our bodily understanding to such a degree that the inevitability of death can dominate conscious and physical attention. Dance offers an ideal arena to examine how the arc of life and death informs our fear and how the inevitability of death is negotiated personally. Through my work, I sought to ...


Creative Awareness At Link Dance Company 2017, Lauren Ebony Sherlock 2018 Edith Cowan University

Creative Awareness At Link Dance Company 2017, Lauren Ebony Sherlock

Theses : Honours

LINK Dance Company at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) offers postgraduate students the opportunity to bridge the gap between graduate level studies in dance and professional practice. Students gain company experience whilst being able to further their research interests in dance throughout their pre-professional year. LINK Dance Company also encourages students to contribute to the choreographic process where possible to enhance professional practice. Using the Company in 2017 for an exploratory case study, the aim of this research was to investigate the presence of creative awareness in the choreographic process between choreographers and dancers. The research methodology ...


Cognitive Imagery Training In A Dancer’S Deliberate Practice: Skills Development, Confidence And Creativity, Sasha Brampton 2018 Edith Cowan University

Cognitive Imagery Training In A Dancer’S Deliberate Practice: Skills Development, Confidence And Creativity, Sasha Brampton

Theses : Honours

Cognitive imagery training is an effective tool in improving skill learning, technique, confidence, anxiety and arousal management, recovery, rehabilitation, and performance in dancers. Multiple studies (Abbott & Collins 2004; Hall 2009; and Nordin and Cumming 2006, 2011) have established the positive influence imagery can have on dance and sport, and numerous researchers in these fields promote the incorporation of cognitive imagery training into ‘deliberate’ practice. Cognitive imagery, in relation to dance, is the detailed imaging of the execution/performance of movement in the mind. This thesis will outline imagery use: such as the types of imagery and how it can be measured; the ...


Dance And The Dancer In Egyptian Film For Al Rawi (Tentative Title), Robin Dougherty 2017 Yale University

Dance And The Dancer In Egyptian Film For Al Rawi (Tentative Title), Robin Dougherty

Robin Dougherty

No abstract provided.


Cv - Merry L. Morris, Merry L. Morris 2017 University of South Florida

Cv - Merry L. Morris, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

No abstract provided.


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