• Combined Perspectives: Re-determining Aesthetic Value through Cultural Immersion

      Suarez, Juanita; Wang, Yang; The College at Brockport (2014-05-01)
      This study examines the shift of a personal aesthetic value in dance through experiencing the different dance educations and cultures in the different countries. Through the demonstration of the dance education I obtained in both China and the United States, I aim to illustrate why and how my previous aesthetics in dance and choreography were developed and expanded. In Chapter two, it demonstrates a circular theory that I observed from the study of Chinese classical dance and American modem dance. Through deep analysis of the different dance training systems, aesthetics, and cultures, I explained why these two types of dance look differently although a circular motion similarly exists in both of the dance styles. The observation of Laban Movement Analysis furthered my research as it developed my acknowledgment of a circular theory and how it aesthetically and culturally influenced me as an international artist. Through observing the movement qualities, space harmony, and choreographic procedures in different sections in the dance work Time Line, Space Point, I illustrated how my re-determination of aesthetic value in dance has been changed through a visual demonstration.
    • From Biological Impulse to Analyzed Product: An Exploration of the Choreographic Process

      Oakes, Stephanie; Caplan, Sara (2017-07-01)
      The process of creating a dance work can take a number of different forms dependent on the interests of the choreographer. However, all choreographic processes begin with an idea and develop using different analytical theories. This research explores the creative process from instinctive responses to movement, mediated via mirror neuron activation during the beginning stages of process, to the application of movement and choreographic theory before and after performance of the final work. Through the exploration of scientific information, theoretical discussion, and personal discovery in choreography this research suggests a process by which the author, and other dancemakers, create new work.