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Hester, Elizabeth Allen "Beth," B. 1956 (Fa 1003), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Hester, Elizabeth Allen "Beth," B. 1956 (Fa 1003), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1003. Paper written by ElizaBeth Hester titled, “It Was Just a Good Wholesome Social Time: The Revival of Square Dance in Meador, Kentucky During the 1930s.” This paper was written as part of an assignment for a folk studies class at Western Kentucky University.


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 3


Wrapped In Greek Robes Of Spirituality: The Historic Context For Isadora Duncan's Dance Performances, Anthony Shay 2017 Pomona College

Wrapped In Greek Robes Of Spirituality: The Historic Context For Isadora Duncan's Dance Performances, Anthony Shay

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

In this paper I want to address Craig and Duncan’s shared interest in ancient Greek art, which is the context within which Isadora Duncan developed her art, the various influences that inspired her choreography, and the historical time period that influenced the decisions that she made. I want to make several preliminary comments before proceeding to the main claim that I am making, which is that Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, and other “barefoot” dancers were not the mothers or grandmothers or inventors of modern dance, as is repeated as if it were a religious tenet of faith in ...


Encountering Greek American Soundscapes, Anthony Shay 2017 Pomona College

Encountering Greek American Soundscapes, Anthony Shay

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

For this chapter I will look at Greek American music making through the eyes of a non-Greek, my younger self, who enjoyed and sought out this musical tradition for over fifty years, primarily as a folk dance enthusiast. For the international recreational dancer of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, Greek music has rich melodic lines and many different rhythmic patterns (5/8; 7/8; 9/8, etc.) that attracted many individuals of Anglo American background like me to learn these dances, especially in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s when recreational and performance folk dance constituted a major leisure-time activity for ...


Process Metamorphosis, My Choreographic Journey, Brianna J. Larson 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Process Metamorphosis, My Choreographic Journey, Brianna J. Larson

Theses and Dissertations

Process Metamorphosis, My Choreographic Journey describes the journey from my initial interest in choreography to where I find myself as a choreographic artist today. Throughout the paper I look at different productions I have worked on, both professionally and within an educational setting, and different people I have collaborated with. Included will be thoughts from peers and mentors as well as my own observations from rehearsals and meetings. I will also be pulling information from my notes and journals while working on shows over the last twelve years.


Art Infested Water, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2017 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 2


Benefits Of Expressive Dance Classes In Women Experiencing Homelessness, Ashley J. Runnells 2017 James Madison University

Benefits Of Expressive Dance Classes In Women Experiencing Homelessness, Ashley J. Runnells

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This project represents multiple layers of a therapeutic dance experience intended to assist homeless women in increasing their sense of social connectedness, happiness, and self-esteem. Therapeutic dance classes were conducted at Mercy House in Harrisonburg, VA, illuminating the benefits to participants as well as the challenges of engaging this population. Further exploration occurred during the January dance therapy intensive workshop regarding developing of therapeutic dance interventions. The project concluded with a choreographed site-specific dance work exploring the stories of the participants, and a tangible creative response by way of a tea bag dress. Lessons learned included the rich opportunities present ...


Physical Miseducation: How Public Schooling In The Us Is Harmful To Students’ Bodily Well-Being, Rachel Fredericks 2017 Scripps College

Physical Miseducation: How Public Schooling In The Us Is Harmful To Students’ Bodily Well-Being, Rachel Fredericks

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper explores the history of physical education in the United States, as well as a general look into how public schooling affects how kids learn about and come to view their bodies. Theory and research by Michel Foucault, Elias Norbert, and Katy Bowman form the theoretical framework for this essay, and accounts of visits to a local elementary school to observe PE also grounds the work in present-day experiences. The work concludes that public schools in the US improperly teach students about how to listen to and care for their bodies.


Addressing Laterality To Prevent Injury In Dance Education: Teaching Methods To Compensate For The Right Bias And Asymmetry, Olivia M. Alsamadi 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Addressing Laterality To Prevent Injury In Dance Education: Teaching Methods To Compensate For The Right Bias And Asymmetry, Olivia M. Alsamadi

Undergraduate Research Posters

Despite the vast knowledge available about proper alignment and safe dance training, the growing demands for university dancers have plagued them with increasing rates of overuse injuries stemming from an imbalance in their practice often influenced by their professors. The purpose of this review is to study teaching methods in dance education and the right bias in university dance classes to learn how unbalanced teaching methods and dancers’ asymmetric physicalities cause injuries. This research will help professors understand how to effectively communicate with their students to promote safe, injury preventing practice. The research explores the various roles present in the ...


Arts In Action: A Study Of The Intersectionality Between Dance, Identity And Social Activism, Erika Martin 2017 Connecticut College

Arts In Action: A Study Of The Intersectionality Between Dance, Identity And Social Activism, Erika Martin

Dance Department Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Folklórico Testimonios: Identity, Community, And Agency As Social Justice Cultural Performance For Dancers Of Mexican Folklórico, Manuel Alejandro Perez 2017 University of San Francisco

Folklórico Testimonios: Identity, Community, And Agency As Social Justice Cultural Performance For Dancers Of Mexican Folklórico, Manuel Alejandro Perez

Doctoral Dissertations

Mexican students in higher education have few opportunities to learn about their heritage and history outside of Ethnic Studies courses. Some students seek alternative opportunities to learn about their identity and to build community with other Mexican students through folklórico. In Mexican folklórico, dancers learn the techniques and skills to communicate stories about their history, culture, and heritage through movement, song, and dance. This study is the story of Mexican students and folkloristas on their journey to (re)discover identity, community, and agency as they move through higher education.

This study uses testimonio to capture the voice, the struggle, and ...


Titian In 4d, Emma Scholz 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Titian In 4d, Emma Scholz

Undergraduate Honors Theses

When a body is in motion it becomes slippery. A static image is easier for us the viewer to consume; thus, the minute it begins to move, the body assumes a level of autonomy from the influences around it. Titian, the 16th century Venetian painter, was the first to give his figures this power. His dynamic renderings effectively capture the fourth dimension thereby granting his subjects with an unprecedented amount of influence. I intend to use his paintings as a study for a dance piece unpacking the male gaze through the lens of post structural feminism. This piece will take ...


Reflections On Here: A Choreographic Thesis, Maile Blume 2017 Scripps College

Reflections On Here: A Choreographic Thesis, Maile Blume

Scripps Senior Theses

This choreographic thesis describes the conceptual foundations underlying the development of the dance, Here. Here uses text and movement to explore the challenge of locating of locating oneself in this particular institution. It asks the questions: what happens when our personal needs conflict with the structure of this institution? How do we use our limited capacities to exist / resist / care for each other in this place? Reflections on Here describes the choreographic inquiries and discoveries that contributed to the development of Here. It includes research on desire and mourning, as well as reflections on the power of autobiographical dance.

Reflections ...


A Rainbow Of Iranian Masculinities: Raqqas, A Type Of Iranian Male Image, Anthony Shay 2017 Pomona College

A Rainbow Of Iranian Masculinities: Raqqas, A Type Of Iranian Male Image, Anthony Shay

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

In this essay, I will explore the male dancer in the Iranian world, and how he came to occupy this abject position (dance, according to Zainab Stellar, being regarded by many conservative elements in Iranian society today as "the worst possible behavior of an undisciplined body in public, and symbol of all vice" (2011, 235)). Lotfollah “Lotfi” Mansouri, the renowned opera director and producer, recounted at a dinner that I attended (January 27, 2002 Peyvand Organization, San Jose), how one day as a student at UCLA, he entered Schonberg Music Hall and heard opera for the first time. He was ...


Devising From A Distance: A Study Of The Difference In Process, Composition, And Audience Response Between In-Person And Digitally-Mediated Choreographic Collaborations, Kathryn Butler 2017 Colby College

Devising From A Distance: A Study Of The Difference In Process, Composition, And Audience Response Between In-Person And Digitally-Mediated Choreographic Collaborations, Kathryn Butler

Honors Theses

This paper argues that dance devising shares a value system with that of the digital age, justifying the use of a virtual choreographic site to facilitate geographically distributed collaborations. The presence of technology in our social lives, working environments, and creative practices is steadily increasing. Before we passively let technology digitize and make virtual the choreographic process, or before we expedite this seemingly inevitable trajectory, we need to know what the consequences and opportunities might be. Through use of a controlled empirical investigation, this study analyzed the process experience, composition, and post-performance audience response between in-person and remote choreographic collaborations ...


We Found It With Each Other: An Honors Study In Process, Choreography, And Improvisation, Ruy Zambrano 2017 Connecticut College

We Found It With Each Other: An Honors Study In Process, Choreography, And Improvisation, Ruy Zambrano

Dance Department Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


An Exploration Of Dance Therapy, Its Origins, And Its Applications In Parkinson’S Disease, Emilia Floody 2017 Butler University

An Exploration Of Dance Therapy, Its Origins, And Its Applications In Parkinson’S Disease, Emilia Floody

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

Throughout history, dance has been used as a means of promoting health and wellbeing and for healing the sick. These practices date back to some of the earliest Neolithic societies with the advent of the circle dance in shamanistic cultures and continue into today’s society. Notable examples of healing dances include dances devoted to Apollo in ancient Greek culture, the dancing manias of medieval Europe, and the tarantism of southern Italy that dates back to the fourteenth century. Today, the primary role of dance in healing is the use of dance/movement therapy which, according to the website of ...


Bergson’S Élan Vital As Reflected In Florine Stettheimer’S Orphée Of The Quat-Z-Arts, Michael Neumeister 2017 CUNY City College

Bergson’S Élan Vital As Reflected In Florine Stettheimer’S Orphée Of The Quat-Z-Arts, Michael Neumeister

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Kübler-Ross On Leaving The Mother: An Anthropomorphic Exploration In Contemporary Dance, Heather Woolley 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Kübler-Ross On Leaving The Mother: An Anthropomorphic Exploration In Contemporary Dance, Heather Woolley

Undergraduate Honors Theses

As humans attribute their own narratives to animals in an attempt to expand their understanding of nature, Kübler-Ross on Leaving the Mother uses dance and anthropomorphism to critique humanocentrism as it continues to separate humans from nature. Inspired by the work of Ohad Naharin, Faye Driscoll and Michelle Ellsworth, I created a fictional universe on stage in which hens, rabbits, and a slug display a transition away from mother nature and into humanistic tendencies. On February 10th-12th, the stage was taken by a storm of eggs and feathers, as domestic hens fight the patriarchal structure of the hen house and ...


Anxiety: The Embodiment Of A Multisystem Response, Ellen Reynerson 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Anxiety: The Embodiment Of A Multisystem Response, Ellen Reynerson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper explores how anxiety can be translated into movement using the vehicle of dance. Through the process of unpacking a topic less discussed, I used dance as a way of attempting to help validate the feelings of anxiety sufferers while giving a new perspective to non-anxiety sufferers. This was attempted by staging a dance piece portraying what as known as a multisystem response to anxiety, a term that comes from the clinical definition of anxiety found in the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. In addition, this paper weaves in research from the findings of Matthew Reason of York St. John ...


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