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Peaceful Embodiment: Not Merely Tranquil In Nature, Caitlin E. Mahon 2017 The College at Brockport

Peaceful Embodiment: Not Merely Tranquil In Nature, Caitlin E. Mahon

Dance Master’s Theses

Choreography influences theoretical research and theoretical research influences choreography. In the past, bodies have served as vehicles for protest and have been equipped with training, plans, and choreographic tactics used to carry out movements aimed toward revolution. It is these bodies in space at a lunch counter, at a sit-in, at a march, and on a street which possess the ability to influence a revolt just as the body on a proscenium stage can influence a visceral reaction from the audience members toward taking action. My research as a choreographer is directly influenced by my interest in demonstrations and protests ...


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Visual and Performing Arts 2017 Nova Southeastern University

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

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

Art Infested Water Volume 7


Swans In Sugarcane Fields: Proletarian Ballet Dancers And The Cuban Revolution’S Industrious New Man, Lester Tomé 2017 Smith College

Swans In Sugarcane Fields: Proletarian Ballet Dancers And The Cuban Revolution’S Industrious New Man, Lester Tomé

Dance: Faculty Publications

In the 1960s, the initial decade of the Cuban Revolution, policies of proletarianization of culture intersected an economic model built upon the heroic labor of the New Man—the ideal revolutionary and communist worker. Adapting the practice of ballet to this Marxist context, ballet dancers took their art to the working classes through popular performances and outreach events in farms and factories. Given the centrality of manual work to the revolution's ideology, dancers drew upon their own physical labor both in ballet and agriculture to establish an even stronger association with the working classes and embody the New Man ...


2017 - 2018 Season Brochure, Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance 2017 Otterbein University

2017 - 2018 Season Brochure, Otterbein University Department Of Theatre And Dance

Theatre and Dance Annual Brochures

Annual promotional piece of the upcoming season's shows.


Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris 2017 University of South Florida

Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This dissertation explores the catalytic relationships between dance, disability, and assistive technology design, foregrounding the ways in which dance practice/theory can provoke a re-imagination of both disability and the assistive device design. The research delves into the ways in which dance practice is ideally situated to continue intervening in negative constructions of disability by intentionally provoking current signifiers which reify the disabled body as dependent, restricted, tragic, static, and powerless. Specifically, I investigate one powerful signifier: the assistive device (e.g., wheelchair, crutch, prosthetic). I seek a critical endeavor into how disability perceptions may be transformed through dance by ...


Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris 2017 University of South Florida

Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This chapter is an excerpt from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I propose a new paradigm for thinking about design: Embodied, Socio-Spatial Design (ESD) generated from a dance perspective. I use a Laban Movement Analysis framework to help flesh out this paradigm and I use these ideas to discuss and analyze a unique prototype wheelchair design for use in dance, with application outside of dance as well.


Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris 2017 University of South Florida

Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This is an excerpted chapter from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I discuss the ways in which the dance context in intersection with disabled bodies revises notions of assistive technology design. By looking at what dancers and choreographers working within the disability community are doing (or attempting to do) with the assistive device, and foregrounding the agency of the device, as another “body,” new conceptions for what the device can enable rise to the surface. The words of “partnership,” “bodily extension,” and “helper,” were all themes which surfaced in my research defining the device relationship. From a dance lens ...


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 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

Collaborative Librarianship

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 ...


They're Playing Our Song, Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department 2017 Otterbein University

They're Playing Our Song, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department

2017 Summer Theatre

They're Playing Our Song is a musical with a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlisch.

In a story based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager, a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain.


From Biological Impulse To Analyzed Product: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process, Sara Caplan 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

From Biological Impulse To Analyzed Product: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process, Sara Caplan

Dance Master’s Theses

The process of creating a dance work can take a number of different forms dependent on the interests of the choreographer. However, all choreographic processes begin with an idea and develop using different analytical theories. This research explores the creative process from instinctive responses to movement, mediated via mirror neuron activation during the beginning stages of process, to the application of movement and choreographic theory before and after performance of the final work. Through the exploration of scientific information, theoretical discussion, and personal discovery in choreography this research suggests a process by which the author, and other dancemakers, create new ...


Documenting Latvian Folk Dances In Labanotation: The Story Of Cukas Drikos (Pigs In A Buckwheat Field), Hannah Russ, Julie Brodie 2017 Kenyon College

Documenting Latvian Folk Dances In Labanotation: The Story Of Cukas Drikos (Pigs In A Buckwheat Field), Hannah Russ, Julie Brodie

Kenyon Summer Scholars Program

No abstract provided.


Reverence For Éire: Expanding The Tradition, Briana B. Kelly 2017 The College at Brockport

Reverence For Éire: Expanding The Tradition, Briana B. Kelly

Dance Master’s Theses

Many aspects of Irish movement have been lost or forgotten due to the emphasis on oral tradition. Other features of Irish culture, literature for example, were well-documented, while Irish dance was neglected. This thesis recognizes the Irish body as an important historical site to research as well as a vessel for immense creative potential. It is an example of the exploration and documentation necessary for such a vast and varied subject. For centuries prior to the 1990’s Irish dance revival, Irish dance was known by those who participated in the dance form and was otherwise unknown to the global ...


Introduction To "Aga Collaborative: Walking In The Academy" By Jeanmarie Higgins, Anne Fliotsos, Ann M. Shanahan 2017 Loyola University Chicago

Introduction To "Aga Collaborative: Walking In The Academy" By Jeanmarie Higgins, Anne Fliotsos, Ann M. Shanahan

Department of Fine & Performing Arts: Faculty Publications and Other Works

An introduction to "AGA Collaborative: Walking in the Academy" by Jeanmarie Higgins.


I-Reflexes: The Affective Implications Of Bodies In Dance Improvisation Performance, Paula Guzzanti 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 ...


Nervous Salomes: New York Salomania And The Neurological Condition Of Modernité, Margaret K. Araneo 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Nervous Salomes: New York Salomania And The Neurological Condition Of Modernité, Margaret K. Araneo

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In January 1907, New York City had its first major encounter with the figure of Salome. Appearing on three large stages in the city simultaneously, the archetype of the dancing girl quickly became an object of controversy. Her appearance at the Metropolitan Opera House in its staging of Strauss’s Salome resulted in public debate and the ultimate closure of the performance by the Met’s Board of Directors. The event brought attention to the Salome archetype’s already contested character. Salome arrived in the United States from Europe where she had been the subject of a quarter century of ...


Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance As A Site For Adolescent Social-Emotional And Political Development, Lauren M. Roygardner 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 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 ...


Interdisciplinary Arts As An Agent For Community Building In A U.S. Public School, Ida Pappas 2017 Lesley University

Interdisciplinary Arts As An Agent For Community Building In A U.S. Public School, Ida Pappas

Educational Studies Dissertations

The aim of my dissertation research is to understand the relationship between interdisciplinary arts experiences and the establishment of a community culture in a mainstream public high school in northeast United States. With this research, I hope to provide evidence to support the inclusion of interdisciplinary arts projects in the fabric of students’ high school curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Through engagement in design, art, video, music, dance, theater and the close study of a minority culture, high school participants provided regular responses to planned survey questions and open-ended survey questions (Experience Sampling), as well as through interviews, written prompts and ...


Dance Theater—The Physical Art Of Perception, Jiali Wang 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Dance Theater—The Physical Art Of Perception, Jiali Wang

Dance Master’s Theses

This research analyzes the inner energy of human perception and the invisible effect and influence between perception and physical dance theatre. Not only the insight and interpretation of the relationship between the psychological and physical area, but also the analysis of aesthetics, thinking, and concept from a perceptual process to physical language in different works of physical dance theatre. In this way we come to understand how artists create works as a perceptual process, and how audiences perceive expression in terms of artists’ intention and intuition. Through physical movement in the theater and the language on the stage, people perceive ...


Bodies As Living, Twirling Sacrifices: Performing Black Girlhood, Liturgical Dance, And The Black Church Tradition, Brianna Heath 2017 Columbia College Chicago

Bodies As Living, Twirling Sacrifices: Performing Black Girlhood, Liturgical Dance, And The Black Church Tradition, Brianna Heath

Cultural Studies Capstone Papers

The purpose of this study is to investigate liturgical dance in the black church tradition as a gendered space. I argue that black girls perform their sexuality as ascribed to hetero-patriarchal ideology—as preached within the black church—through liturgical dance. This ideology akin to politics of respectability separates the sacred from the secular which causes a tension. This tension shows up in the hyper-ness of liturgical dancing. This study discusses this by contextualizing liturgical dance within a history of black concert dance and embodied practices of resistance. This study frames liturgical dance within the black dance tradition, black feminist ...


Investigating The Creative Process And Inspirations Of The Choreographic Work, Via Air Mail, Trevor Cook 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.


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