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On the heels of Riverdance:Choreographic process in contemporary Irish step dance
This qualitative research study analyzes a groundswell of choreographic activity in contemporary Irish step dance in a post-Riverdance climate. Through case study methodology, I investigate the choreographic processes of ...
Women leaders in dance: Six women artistic directors of regional American dance companies discuss community engagement, dance education, and negotiating personal responsibilities
Women in the United States lead regional dance companies for many reasons and with many artistic and leadership goals in mind. This dissertation research provides insights into the challenges women in these leadership roles ...
Dance making: The work and working of collaboration
The purpose of this research is to investigate dance making practices and to include the voices of dance makers in a conversation about collaboration. This research is an inquiry into what collaboration means between dancers ...
The familiar and the foreign: Dance on the historically black college campus
The purpose of this dissertation is to illuminate the missing voices of historically black college and university dance programs in the national discussion on the history and development of dance in American higher education. ...
Sermaka Omare: The Ainu motif of protection. An analysis of traditional Ainu artwork
The purpose of this thesis is the preservation and discussion of the artwork of a culture that has been marginalized and almost made to vanish from history. The Ainu people have been pressured to assimilate to either ...
WoCA projects, building communities through exhibitioning: Curating and spaces for women artists of color
In this dissertation the researcher examines the implications of and strategies for curating exhibitions that feature the works of women of color (WoC) artists. In this study the researcher explores the ways in which viewers ...