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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 ...


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 ...


Shake My Hand, Karenna R. Versalovic, Whitney Bagley, Linwan Lewis, Sarah Hoffman, Vernae Gallaread, John Hammond, William Bernick, Clifford Phillips 2018 University of San Francisco

Shake My Hand, Karenna R. Versalovic, Whitney Bagley, Linwan Lewis, Sarah Hoffman, Vernae Gallaread, John Hammond, William Bernick, Clifford Phillips

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

The purpose of this project is to explore the inevitable intertwining of the worlds of dance and disability. It investigates what can happen when a group of people of all abilities use movement as a source of connection. This project was based on a nine minute dance piece created over a seven month period with rehearsals once a week for three hours sessions. The final piece consisted of seven dancers, five of whom had intellectual and developmental disabilities. The performance utilized improvisation, discussions, choreography, and contact work as tools for the creative process. The intent of the piece was to ...


Disney And Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical, 2018 Taylor University

Disney And Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical

Taylor Theatre Playbills

The playbill for Taylor University’s performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Marry Poppins: The Broadway Musical.

Performed April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018 at the Mitchell Theatre.

Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or ...


Spring Dance Concert 2018 Poster, Providence College 2018 Providence College

Spring Dance Concert 2018 Poster, Providence College

Playbill and Promotion

Providence College Dance Company

Spring Dance Concert

Student Choreography Showcase

Friday, April 27, 7:30PM

Saturday, April 28, 2:00PM


Spring Dance Concert 2018 Playbill, Providence College 2018 Providence College

Spring Dance Concert 2018 Playbill, Providence College

Playbill and Promotion

Providence College Dance Company

Spring Dance Concert 2018

Student Choreography Showcase

Friday, April 27, 7:30PM

Saturday, April 28, 2:00PM

DIRECTOR: Dr. Wendy Oliver

LIGHTING DESIGNERS

Tim Brown ’20

Thomas Edwards ’20

We’ll Be Okay

Choreographer: Abby Raser

Music: “All At Once” by The Airborne Toxic Event featuring The Calder Quartet

Dancers: Alanna Daley, Caroline Mallon, Erin McDonald. Deirdre McMahon, Samantha Oakley, & Abigail Raser

What Kind of Man

Choreographer: Maria Fonts

Music: “What Kind Of Man” by Florence + the Machine

Dancers: Maria Fonts, Meghan Frazier, Emma Lederer, Kaitlin McGovern, Jaime Podracky, & Anna Sabo

Care About Us

Choreographer: Samantha ...


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Planning A Year End Formal, Anna Volkman 2018 Western Michigan University

Planning A Year End Formal, Anna Volkman

Honors Theses

The intended outcome of this project was to create an event not only to celebrate the successes of the Department of Dance at Western Michigan University, but also to gain visibility for the student-ran organization, Orchesis Dance Society while emphasizing the power art has to unify communities. This project is an example for the organization and the Department of Dance as to how events like this are important for visibility, community involvement, and the celebration of art’s power. I created a year-end formal as an example of how art brings communities of people together and should be celebrated in ...


Chance Isn’T Always Random: How “Chaos” Led To Modern Structure, Celine Chai 2018 Loyola Marymount University

Chance Isn’T Always Random: How “Chaos” Led To Modern Structure, Celine Chai

Dance Department Best Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Strange Labor: Toward The Non-Expression Of Feelings Themselves, Nevarez G. Encinias 2018 University of New Mexico

Strange Labor: Toward The Non-Expression Of Feelings Themselves, Nevarez G. Encinias

Theatre & Dance ETDs

This essay accompanies the researcher’s Master of Fine Arts thesis concert, Sensaciones y emociones (performed on September 5 and 6, 2017). It describes how he employed his training as a flamenco dancer to choreographically model three non-expressive interactions with three discrete feelings in the performances of this concert. The essay outlines the ways in which the researcher used his art practice to imagine alternative strategies for relating to emotions and sensations, as phenomena that might put a body in motion, but that do not always or necessarily travel from inside of a feeling subject, outward, in an act commonly ...


Holding On/Letting Go: Situating Trauma And Memory In Theatrical Spaces, Caroline T. Graham 2018 University of New Mexico - Main Campus

Holding On/Letting Go: Situating Trauma And Memory In Theatrical Spaces, Caroline T. Graham

Theatre & Dance ETDs

In this essay, I review my development as a playwright in the MFA Dramatic Writing program and examine the shifting, overlapping goals of playwright-as-educator and playwright-as-entertainer. In Part One, I position my academic exploration of trauma in relation to ethics in journalism, embodied knowledge, and intersectional feminism and outline my creative experiments in staging trauma through the process of witnessing, retelling, and abstraction. In Part Two, I detail the artistic and personal roots of my dissertation play, The Great Maverick Adventure of 2007, and the structural and dramaturgical tools I employed to rebuild a sense of play and theatricality in ...


Making Of Nationalistic Dance: Agrippina Vaganova And Choi Seung-Hee, Angela Kim 2018 Binghamton University--SUNY

Making Of Nationalistic Dance: Agrippina Vaganova And Choi Seung-Hee, Angela Kim

Graduate Dissertations and Theses

This thesis applies nationalism theories from Eric Hobsbawm's Inventing Tradition and Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities to show how Agrippina Vaganova and Choi Seung-hee's dances became their nation's representative dance forms. Agrippina Vaganova's Modern Russian Ballet and Choi Seung-hee's Sinmuyong (New Dance) made significant impacts in their respective countries in the twentieth century by each becoming a systematic dance form that became synonymous with the nation. This thesis argues that Agrippina Vaganova's Modern Russian Ballet and Choi Seung-hee's Sinmuyong (New Dance) became their nation's representative dance forms due to interactions between performance ...


East Meets West Hosts Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University At Kent State University., Megan Finch, SadieAnn Strouse, Nicole Crowl, Sydney Banks, Taylor Parker, McKenzie Eckley 2018 Kent State University

East Meets West Hosts Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University At Kent State University., Megan Finch, Sadieann Strouse, Nicole Crowl, Sydney Banks, Taylor Parker, Mckenzie Eckley

Undergraduate Research Symposium

In the fall of 2017, East Meets West hosted 10 Thai guests, including students and professors from Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU) in Thailand. Kent students were eager to unite art and culture, to share, learn and create in their own space just as they had done in Thailand.

Our question/problem: East Meets West wanted to create an experience that the Thai students wouldn’t forget. How would East Meets West create a successful, collaboration for our guests who were all coming from Bangkok (a city of five million) at Kent State?

Our 2018 submission at the Undergraduate Research ...


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, April 2018, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, April 2018, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

No abstract provided.


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


A Written History Of The Western Michigan University Department Of Dance, Amy Russell 2018 Western Michigan University

A Written History Of The Western Michigan University Department Of Dance, Amy Russell

Honors Theses

This historical, introspective telling of the Western Michigan University’s Department of Dance examines its development in relation to dance in higher education and dance across the United States. An analysis of the development of dance at Western Michigan University in comparison to other universities and the dance field was conducted by studying professional influences in the field and evolving social, educational, and industry trends. Research from texts written by respected dance scholars was collected, and trade journals were consulted for information regarding current trends in the dance field. Archival research at the Western Michigan University Zhang Legacy Collections Center ...


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, March 2018, Nova Southeastern University Department of Performing and Visual Arts 2018 Nova Southeastern University

Art Infested Water, March 2018, Nova Southeastern University Department Of Performing And Visual Arts

Department of Performing and Visual Arts Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Transatlantic Opera In Spain And The New World In The 17th And Early 18th Centuries, Chad M. Gasta 2018 Iowa State University

Transatlantic Opera In Spain And The New World In The 17th And Early 18th Centuries, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Opera was performed in the Spanish-speaking New World colonies almost a century before what later would become the United States. The first operas staged in the Spanish colonies were wildly elaborate projects funded by the viceroys—Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco’s La púrpura de la rosa, in Lima, Peru, in 1701, and Manuel Zumaya’s Parténope, in Mexico City in 1711. These were followed by two operas written to convey religious didactic messages in the remote Jesuit Missions of South America: Domenico Zipoli’s San Ignacio(ca. 1720) and the anonymous San Xavier (ca. 1730), the latter of which ...


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