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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 ...


"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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Dance Warm-Up And Injury, Cameron Decas 2020 Salem State University

Dance Warm-Up And Injury, Cameron Decas

Research Day

This paper presents findings from a study of the correlation of warm-up habits and injuries in adult dancers.


Hysteria, Fear, And/Or Delight, Alessandra Ferrari-Wong 2020 Washington University in St. Louis

Hysteria, Fear, And/Or Delight, Alessandra Ferrari-Wong

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

My Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis statement, Hysteria, Fear, and/or Delight, establishes the forms and concepts of my art practice as it stands as of May, 2020: performance-based and interdisciplinary. My practice implies narrative while acknowledging the audience. Physical language, in both dance and gesture, can be a means of communication or subversion. Pieces exist as ephemeral, often private, performances and then separately in archival forms ranging from video, to photography, to installation. The body of the statement details my thesis project, a remaking of Giselle, a 19th century Romantic-era ballet, into a performance series and video trilogy. The ...


Dance: The Universal Language Of Storytellers, Meagan A. Woodard 2020 Ouachita Baptist University

Dance: The Universal Language Of Storytellers, Meagan A. Woodard

Scholars Day Conference

I have grown up dancing. It has been a large part of my life. At a young age, after an experience dancing with Christ for the Nations, I was amazed that dance could reach beyond cultural boundaries. During my freshman year in an honors course, I was reminded of the concept that dance is a universal language. I have spent the last several years researching dance forms and coming into my own as a choreographer. Language can be a barrier as we try to communicate thoughts, feelings, etc. Yet, people from countries all over the world for centuries have utilized ...


Company Management For Dance Space ‘19: A Background And Documentation, Devin McMahon 2020 Pace University

Company Management For Dance Space ‘19: A Background And Documentation, Devin Mcmahon

Honors College Theses

The position of Company Manager for Pace School of Performing Arts productions was created for the Fall 2019 semester. I had the privilege of being the Company Manager for the first production of the fall, To Clothe the Naked , and then was asked to fill the role again for the final show of the semester, dance sPace ‘19 . I was excited for this opportunity, as it allowed me to take what I had learned and what had been perfected about the duties of the position and put it into my final show at Pace. Throughout the process, my goal was ...


Flipping The Script: Gabriela Silang’S Legacy Through Stagecraft, Leeann Francisco 2020 Dominican University of California

Flipping The Script: Gabriela Silang’S Legacy Through Stagecraft, Leeann Francisco

Humanities & Cultural Studies | Senior Theses

Flipping the Script: Gabriela Silang’s Legacy through Stagecraft is a chronicle of the scriptwriting and staging process for Bannuar, a historical adaptation about the life of Gabriela Silang (1731-1763) produced by Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Filipino student club (Kapamilya) for their annual Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN). The 9th annual show was scheduled for April 5, 2020. Due to the limitations of stagecraft, implications of COVID-19, and shelter-in-place orders, the scriptwriters made executive decisions on what to omit or adapt to create a well-rounded script.

In this chronicle, scriptwriters’ choices in character development and musical elements in the ...


Ursinus Dance Program: American College Dance Association Conference, March 4-7, 2020, Kevin Harris II, Chelsea Stitt 2020 Ursinus College

Ursinus Dance Program: American College Dance Association Conference, March 4-7, 2020, Kevin Harris Ii, Chelsea Stitt

Theater and Dance Presentations

Ten students and two faculty members of the UC Dance Program attended the Mid-Atlantic North regional conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) from March 4-7, 2020, at the University of Maryland, at College Park, MD. While at the conference, students performed in two dance works, participated in dance classes, and networked with dancers in peer institutions. A highlight of the event was the selection of Visiting Dance Professor Bailey Anderson’s dance, Ridiculous Rigor: Past, Present, and Possible, for the Gala performance. Included in this document are descriptions of the Student Achievement in Research and Creativity Committee Grants ...


Basics Of Stepping Club, Hana Pham, Yara Madit 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Basics Of Stepping Club, Hana Pham, Yara Madit

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

Originating in West Africa in the 1500s, step has since evolved into a form of dancing that places emphasis on rhythmic movements and high energy. It is commonly used amongst greek organizations and within schools. This club introduces stepping to older children through activities such as stamina, focus, teamwork, and problem solving.


Dance: The Universal Language Of Storytellers, Meagan A. Woodard 2020 Ouachita Baptist University

Dance: The Universal Language Of Storytellers, Meagan A. Woodard

Honors Theses

I have grown up dancing. It has been a large part of my life. At a young age, after an experience dancing with Christ for the Nations, I was amazed that dance could reach beyond cultural boundaries. During my freshman year in an honors course, I was reminded of the concept that dance is a universal language. I have spent the last several years researching dance forms and coming into my own as a choreographer. Language can be a barrier as we try to communicate thoughts, feelings, etc. Yet, people from countries all over the world for centuries have utilized ...


The Choreo-Story Workshops: Devising Body Narratives, Montana J. Smith 2020 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Choreo-Story Workshops: Devising Body Narratives, Montana J. Smith

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This multi-methodological project analyzes the utility of the proposed performance method, the Choreo-Story, within the field of Performance Studies. The Choreo-Story is a movement-based performance method, mode of devising, and performance product. It is a performance tool that can be used to understand how embodiment and dance help individuals make sense of the many identities they perform. This method highlights the body as both a text and tool for storytelling. To analyze the Choreo-Story method, I use Kenneth Burke’s Dramatistic Approach to examine three performance acts that occurred in the HopKins Black Box theatre between 2016 and 2018: my ...


Labanotation Of Latvian Folk Dance: Tracing The Story Of Cūkas Driķos Through The Notation Process, Julie Brodie, Valda Vidzemniece, Hannah Russ, Diāna Gavare 2020 Kenyon College

Labanotation Of Latvian Folk Dance: Tracing The Story Of Cūkas Driķos Through The Notation Process, Julie Brodie, Valda Vidzemniece, Hannah Russ, Diāna Gavare

Journal of Movement Arts Literacy Archive (2013-2019)

There are many versions of traditional Latvian dances, so determining what to notate becomes part of the process. Tracing the story of the dance Cūkas driķos [Pigs in a Buckwheat Field] for notation purposes became as valuable as the Labanotation score that resulted. The investigation began with a presentational, newer version of the dance, which led to examining the related contemporary, social versions. These were then compared to descriptions in field notes and historic folk dance publications to try to discern the most traditional version(s). In this journey, Labanotation helped illuminate distinctions between the presentational and the participatory versions ...


27th Annual Barristers' Ball : The Roaring 2020'S Masquerade Ball 02-22-2020, Roger Williams University School of Law, Andrea Hansen 2020 Roger Williams University

27th Annual Barristers' Ball : The Roaring 2020'S Masquerade Ball 02-22-2020, Roger Williams University School Of Law, Andrea Hansen

School of Law Conferences, Lectures & Events

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Dancescape 30th Anniversary Promotional Video, Winona State University 2020 Winona State University

Dancescape 30th Anniversary Promotional Video, Winona State University

Dancescape

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