At The Center Of Things: How An Academic Library Built A Bridge Between Art And Science On Campus, 2017 University of Houston
At The Center Of Things: How An Academic Library Built A Bridge Between Art And Science On Campus, Michelle Catalano, Catherine Essinger, Suzanne Ferimer, Stephanie Lewin-Lane, Porcia Vaughn
The University of Houston Libraries sponsored an interdisciplinary event for students, faculty, and the public, titled the Artists’ Health and Wellness Colloquium and Resource Fair. Aspiring and working artists were instructed in how to maintain good health and to avoid overstressing their bodies as they practice their art. Scholars presented both historical and trending perspectives on the intersection of art and health science. The event was held in order to facilitate learning in two key research areas and to demonstrate the library's ability to bridge disparate disciplines and forge new partnerships with multiple academic units simultaneously. This article presents ...
The Mary Wigman Book, 2017 Wesleyan University
The Mary Wigman Book, Mary Wigman
The NEH/Mellon Open Book Program, Dance Titles – open access Ebooks
The final testament of a great creative artist, whose genius as a dancer and choreographer was well matched by her verbal gifts. In this volume, Walter Sorell, her longtime friend, brings together a rich selection of her writings: warm letters, poems, anecdotes of her early years, witty cartoons, essays on the art of dance, and on some of her own works. Included are her reminiscences of her first compositions and performances, of the dancers who flocked to her company and school at Dresden, and of her triumphant American tours in 1930–1933. The Mary Wigman Book was originally published by ...
I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications Of Bodies In Dance Improvisation Performance, 2017 Queen's University Belfast
I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications Of Bodies In Dance Improvisation Performance, Paula Guzzanti
PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research
In this article, I present—from the perspective of the dance improviser—an analysis of my practice-as-research project, entitled I-Reflexes. In this piece I explore factors influencing decision-making in dance improvisation performance. I-Reflexes captures the improvisational interaction of three performers: a solo dancer, a musician, and a sonic artist; the audience also participates through the mediation of their mobile phones. In this performance project, ringtones trigger unplanned, reflex-like movements in the body, suggesting alternate terms of decision-making within dance improvisation practice. A significant reflection that emerged from this study was that the act of perceiving brings the world into the ...
Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance As A Site For Adolescent Social-Emotional And Political Development, 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance As A Site For Adolescent Social-Emotional And Political Development, Lauren M. Roygardner
All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This exploratory study employed qualitative methodology, specifically values analysis, to learn more about how being involved within Hip hop dance communities positively relates to adolescent development. Adolescence was defined herein as ages 13-23. The study investigated Hip hop dance communities in terms of cultural expertise (i.e. novice, intermediate and advanced/expert) to look specifically at dance narratives (i.e. peak experience narratives and “I dance because” essays) and hip hop dance performances. The primary purpose of this dissertation was to (1) explore how adolescents use multimodal Hip hop dance discourse for social-emotional development and critical consciousness, and to (2 ...
Investigating The Creative Process And Inspirations Of The Choreographic Work, Via Air Mail, 2017 University of Wyoming
Investigating The Creative Process And Inspirations Of The Choreographic Work, Via Air Mail, Trevor Cook
Honors Theses AY 16/17
This project explores the process of creating the choreographic work VIA AIR MAIL, based off of old World War II love letter. Performed by two dancers, the six section work follow's one couple's journey of separation, loneliness, and love during the war. The accompanying paper discusses the choreographic process in depth as well as inspirations and influences that aided in the piece's creation. VIA AIR MAIL was presented for adjudication at the 2016 American College Dance Association's Northwest Conference.
The Contemporary Continuum: Intertextualizing Concert And Commercial Dance, 2017 The College at Brockport
The Contemporary Continuum: Intertextualizing Concert And Commercial Dance, Christina Rose Williams
Senior Honors Theses
This project will explore my understanding of western contemporary dance as a spectrum connecting concert and commercial dance. Using my personal experience within several educational environments including competition studios, a modern-based collegiate department, and a European university, I characterize concert and commercial dance through key descriptors. This outline will serve as the basis for comprehending how the two opposing styles are deeply intertwined in any contemporary practice today. I conclude by recognizing the eclecticism of training and suggest an active choice to broaden it by using the spectrum as an artistic referencing method as we move forward in the field ...
A Case For An Injury Prevention And Self-Care Program For Bridgewater State University’S Department Of Dance, 2017 Bridgewater State University
A Case For An Injury Prevention And Self-Care Program For Bridgewater State University’S Department Of Dance, Meghan Stanton
Honors Program Theses and Projects
Dancers are a unique kind of athlete, who blend athletic ability and artistic expression into their physical performance. Researchers are beginning to see the need for dancers to have access to rehabilitation and injury prevention programs like most collegiate sports athletes. This project researched and created a case for an injury prevention and self-care program to be implemented at Bridgewater State University. The research examined articles and books on different on-site dance medicine programs and the roles of athletic trainers with dancers, communicated with a current health care provider at Body Dynamics Inc., Jenna Calo, Boston University’s dance director ...
Technical, Artistic, And Pedagogical Analysis Of Mark Morris' L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 2017 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Technical, Artistic, And Pedagogical Analysis Of Mark Morris' L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, Mireille Radwan Dana
Theses and Dissertations
This thesis analyzes Mark Morris' choreography for pedagogical purposes. It explores Morris' technique and style by investigating one of his most acclaimed works: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Because this evening length piece offers a large selection of sections, a total of thirty-two, it provides many possibilities to investigate Morris' musicality, creative process, and style. The musical aspect of Morris' work is examined by focusing on how he often molds the dance to the musical score involving specific rhythms, canons and counterpoints. Analysis of his creative process investigates his use of individual and group work, with the implementation ...
Le Sacre Du Printemps: The First Rite (An Exploration Of Modern And Aerial Dance As Storytelling), 2017 East Tennessee State University
Le Sacre Du Printemps: The First Rite (An Exploration Of Modern And Aerial Dance As Storytelling), Whitney Bates
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Le sacre du printemps, a ballet choreographed in 1913 by Vaslav Nijinsky, played an important part in changing the way the world thought about choreography. Since, modern choreographers such as Graham and Taylor have followed in the tradition of creating their own versions of Le sacre. This thesis outlines the significance of Le sacre. It also describes how Bates created a choreographic project using Nijinsky, Taylor, and Graham influences, and also combining modern dance floor techniques with aerial choreography.
A Summer Experience As A Paid Actor: It’S Not All Broken Legs, 2017 East Tennessee State University
A Summer Experience As A Paid Actor: It’S Not All Broken Legs, Reagan James
Undergraduate Honors Theses
A Summer Experience as a Paid Actor: It’s Not All Broken Legs
Thesis Statement: Finding out that you are going to be paid to act sounds like a dream come true, but there is a lot more to it than just the glitz and glam of the final product.
Sonder: Locating The Unessentialized Self In Movement Practices, 2017 Dominican University of California
Sonder: Locating The Unessentialized Self In Movement Practices, Joel Walsham
Honors Theses and Capstone Projects
This research will contend with the ever-present endeavor in many models of contemporary dance practices to ‘be yourself’ – to seek out an illusive core of your being, and engage with your essential self. Through a survey of cultural studies and social identity that includes the contributions of Judith Butler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Todd Reeser, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the idea of an essential self will be challenged, throwing into question the dominant conception of self used in contemporary dance practices. Through a brief review of two historical conceptions of self in dance, that of Isadora Duncan and the post-modern dance ...
Scattered Swirls: Understanding A Fragmented Past Through Embodied Knowledge, 2017 Dominican University of California
Scattered Swirls: Understanding A Fragmented Past Through Embodied Knowledge, Maxine Patronik
Honors Theses and Capstone Projects
For my Senior Dance Project, which represents the culminating work of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program, I created a work of choreography with a chosen cast of five dancers and explored the vast theme of memory. The choreographic process helped me narrow down and identify the specific theme I wanted to explore, namely, the relationship of memory to the physical and moving body. As the piece developed and as I drew more experience from working with my dancers, I became particularly interested in the body as a repository of truth and how the body sustains truthful knowledge over ...
From Refugee Camp To Project, 2017 Plymouth State University
From Refugee Camp To Project, Amanda Whitworth, Frumie Selchen
Student Showcase of Excellence
Through hip hop dance, traditional Khmer dance, theater and story telling, Sokeo Ros shares his life story: how, born in a Cambodian refugee camp in Thailand and raised in a Providence, Rhode Island neighborhood filled with gangs, poverty and violence, he found meaning, expression and connection through hip hop and dance. A partnership between the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and the PSU Dance Division with funding from the Education, Democracy and Social Change Integrated Cluster, provided 750 students the opportunity to interact with Sokeo. Students from across New Hampshire in public, private and charter schools, higher education and ...
Impulse Graduating Presentation Of Erzsi Bernath, 2017 Western Michigan University
Impulse Graduating Presentation Of Erzsi Bernath, Erszebet Bernath
No abstract available.
Benefits Of Dance Education In An Urban Kindergarten Classroom, 2017 Dominican University of California
Benefits Of Dance Education In An Urban Kindergarten Classroom, Anna M. Veelman
Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017
Arts Education can be a valuable intervention for students in an urban education setting. Teaching through the arts can act as a Tier One intervention for students who exhibit disruptive behavior due to trauma in the classroom. It has proven to also benefit classroom culture as a whole. Arts have a healing power that allows students to learn social-emotional regulation skills, body-awareness, and expression.
Dance specifically allows students to express their emotions as well as allow them to release energy as well as support student’s positive behavior in the classroom. Data were collected on 25 kindergarten students with a ...
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, 2017 Dominican University of California
Lacuna: Transcendence Of The Human Body Through The Space Between, Anica Bottom
Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017
Examination of humans as dancers interaction with our surrounding environment. Performance and experimental movement improvisation clips shown.
Western Michigan University’S Department Of Dance Marketing Plan, 2017 Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University’S Department Of Dance Marketing Plan, Cassandra Hartline
The following report constitutes the formal marketing plan for the department of dance at Western Michigan University. This plan is intended to synthesize all of the marketing related information pertinent to Western’s dance department and provide easy one step access to this material at any time. The other purpose of this plan is to dictate the primary objectives the department is looking to accomplish through implementation of marketing tactics.
The first primary objective includes increasing visibility of the department of dance as a whole to both our primary and secondary target audiences; the second objective is to create innovative ...
Napier, Patrick E., B. 1925 (Sc 3109), 2017 Western Kentucky University
Napier, Patrick E., B. 1925 (Sc 3109), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3109. “Kentucky Mountain Square Dancing,” by Patrick E. Napier, Burgin, Kentucky. This monograph (52 pp.) provides a brief historical background and describes the elements of square dancing including steps, dress, music and caller. Also included are terms and definitions, and descriptions (with diagrams) of many square dances commonly found in eastern Kentucky.
French Society Abroad: The Popularization Of French Dance Throughout Europe, 1600-1750, 2017 Cedarville University
French Society Abroad: The Popularization Of French Dance Throughout Europe, 1600-1750, Adam P. Rinehart
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
This paper explores the dissemination of French dance, dance notation, and dance music throughout Europe, and it explains the reasons why French culture had such an influence on other European societies from 1600-1750. First, the paper seeks to prove that King Louis XIV played a significant role in the outpour of French dance and the arts. Next, the paper discusses prominent French writers of dance notation who influenced the spread of French dance literature and training throughout Europe. Finally, the paper delineates European composers and their involvement in the development and production of French dance music. Using academic, peer-reviewed journal ...
Not The Truth We Seek: The Story Of A Mime, Fierce Women, Proposals, & Pro Wrestling, 2017 Otterbein University
Not The Truth We Seek: The Story Of A Mime, Fierce Women, Proposals, & Pro Wrestling, Steven Meeker Jr.
I have always believed that the best theater comes from a very real and sometimes very painful place. My parents were undergoing a brutal and very open separation and then divorce throughout my junior and senior year of high school. In the middle of the constant war zone that was our home, my brother and I would simply go from one room to the other with our heads down and as quick as possible. The only day we would linger in the living room would be Mondays. On Monday nights, my brother and I owned the living room ...