Date of Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
First Committee Member
Kowal, Rebekah J.
Second Committee Member
Anthony, Jessica A.
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.
Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Dance, Identity, Improvisation
v, 37 pages
Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-37).
Copyright © 2019 Ailey Rose Picasso
Picasso, Ailey Rose. "Unearthing edges : constructing gaps." MA (Master of Arts) thesis, University of Iowa, 2019.