• Auto/body/graphy and the black dancing body 

    Escobar, Ninoska M'bewe (2011-05)
    This thesis considers how the Black dancing body constitutes both Black history and dance history by reading the body in Pearl Primus' Hard time blues, The Negro speaks of rivers and Strange fruit as physical auto/biography, ...
  • Choreographing borderlands : Chicanas/os, dance, and the performance of identities 

    Salinas, Roén René; 0000-0002-4497-6932 (2015-12)
    “Choreographing Borderlands: Chicanas/os, Dance, and the Performance of Identities” examines the unexplored work of barrio-based dancemakers who choreograph and rehearse the diverse political, cultural and emotional contours ...
  • Dancing in place: the radical production of civic spaces 

    Somdahl, Katrinka Cleora, 1970- (2007)
    Public spaces can be manipulated by choreographers to create political identifications that last long beyond the ephemeral performance event. How public space is defined and utilized is intimately connected with a society's ...
  • Dancing Latina identity : a rendering of contemporary Latina self-representation in American concert dance 

    Figueroa, Brianna Lynn (2013-05)
    When considering the Latina dancer in the United States it is easy to conjure images of a fruit crowned Carmen Miranda shimming in front of the camera, videos of Jennifer Lopez swinging her hips in dark and crowded clubs, ...
  • Dis/embodied choreography 

    Parkins, Michelle Elena (2012-05)
    This thesis investigates the intersection of physical and non-physical choreographic practices, culminating in a performed solo dance work titled Lilith. In a world increasingly consumed by virtual technology, the investigation ...
  • The impact of participation in school-based performing arts 

    Richards, Rachel Elizabeth (2012-05)
    The current report reviews the literature on school-based performing arts and its impact on students’ academic and social lives. As a result of our nation’s current economic downturn, many school districts are facing ...
  • Mayéutica de la vocaciones, el despertar del espíritu maestro 

    Restrepo, Alvaro (2008)
    “El cuerpo nunca miente”, nos dijo la descomunal Martha Graham y es justamente sobre las verdades del cuerpo que va a tratar este texto. Ha llegado el momento de intentar plasmar en palabras, lo que han sido en mi vida ...
  • Re/connect : an interdisciplinary exploration of wearable technology in devised theatre 

    Weller, Kristen Ann; 0000-0002-4199-2291 (2015-05)
    How can theatrical costumes help develop a narrative about intimacy in a world that is increasingly detaching from physical contact? My thesis explores this question through interactive costumes and the use of Wearable ...
  • Synaisthe : an investigation of media integration in devised performance 

    McMeeking, Anne Catherine (2011-05)
    Synaisthe is an intermedia dance performance that premiered in March 2011 at the University Co-op Presents the Cohen New Works Festival, at the University of Texas at Austin. The context of Synaisthe is two-fold. In one ...
  • Tango Vesre [Inverted Tango] 

    Rangel-Alvarado, Alvin Joel (2012-05)
    The Argentine tango, a beautiful and sexually-charged partnered dance form, is most often characterized as a passionate drama between a man and a woman, where the masculinity of the male dancer as the leader contrasts with ...
  • Virtual reality collaboration for the entertainment industry 

    LeClaire, Jared Jamesen (2016-05)
    This project is an exploration of emerging virtual reality and gaming technology as a means of collaboration for creative teams in live performance, film, and themed entertainment. As computer generated graphics technology ...