DOI

10.17077/etd.o8zr-90c1

Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree

Spring 2019

Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Degree In

Dance

First Advisor

Adams, Charlotte

First Committee Member

Kowal, Rebekah J.

Second Committee Member

Anthony, Jessica A.

Abstract

In questioning the complexity of human identity, the multiplicity of the self is uniquely grounded within embodied experience. Unearthing edges : constructing gaps is the result of creative research centered on investigation of the following questions: What can practices of collaborative movement making bring to the process of illuminating, excavating, and perhaps reconciling these alternate versions of the self? In practices supporting the development of individual movement vocabularies and physical agency what can be learned of the complications of the self and identity? What can be revealed of self and community in collective movement practice and in sharing solo practice? How can improvisational work, practiced in the realm of rehearsal and performance, engage with these ideas? Through studio practice utilizing a range of methodologies, this project seeks to contend with ideas of the self, identity, alternate reality, spontaneity, empathy, agency, and community.

Keywords

Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Dance, Identity, Improvisation

Pages

v, 37 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 Ailey Rose Picasso

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Dance Commons

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