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1 Quittner, Clifford JamesPromised valley: a design thesisThis thesis is the presentation of the designs for the stage settings and lighting of the production of Promised Valley, which was produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and performed in the Temple View Outdoor Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the summer of 1969. The thes...Theatre design; Outdoor theatre; Salt Lake City; Utah1970-06
2 Derington, Krista TreuUsing rudolf laban's effort system as an inroad to choreographyThis thesis interweaves Rudolf Laban's Effort theories, observation and analysis devices stemming out of the Integrated Movement Studies program, personal and physical influences from ballroom dance, modern dance, and movement analysis, and the fully embodied experience of my first pregnancy as prim...Arts-based research; Choreography; Dreams; Effort; LMA; Rudolf Laban2015-05
3 Mielke, Benjamin AllenDance training as mechanism for overcoming the technologization of the bodyOur way of life is changing at a speed never before seen in the history of our species. The rate of change is only increasing, and shows no signs of slowing down. Exponentially rapid advancements in technology may now, according to some, be putting us squarely in the face of our own irrelevance or e...Digital realities; Interpersonal communication; Modern dance; Sociology; Technology; Time2013-08
4 Myers, Jamie MichelleStage peacocking: the amplified self in performanceWithin this thesis, I will be exploring the notion of authenticity in performance. I have found that the word ‘authenticity' can take on a litany of meanings and is not necessarily synonymous with ‘actuality.' Throughout this thesis, I am asking: Can something be fabricated construction, yet hol...Authenticity in performance; Performance methods; Performance studies; Performance techniques; Performing dance; Self in performance2013-08
5 Niu, Li-ShaThe me of yours and the me of mine: an investigation of subjective self and objective self in danceThis thesis investigates how the subjective self and objective self are shaped by interacting with the world. It examines how self-awareness arises when we put ourselves in an unfamiliar environment. In this research, I include personal dance experiences that have illuminated my own subjective self...Choreography; Dance; Objective self; Performance; Subjective self2011-08
6 Peng, Shih-YaAn exploration of vulnerability through creative process and performanceThis thesis explores the relationship between vulnerable experiences and dance. As artists, why is it important for us to value our vulnerabilities? Through examining or facing our weakness, our true strengths are revealed. In my 3- year MFA studies, I have found that allowing myself to be vulnerabl...Creative process; Performance; Vulnerability2012-08
7 Katz, SamStockham: the father of digital audio recordingStockham: The Father of Digital Audio Recording is a mid-length documentary film that celebrates the life and achievements of former University of Utah professor Thomas Greenway Stockham, Jr. Despite Dr. Stockham's many accomplishments, his story remains relatively unknown outside of the audio engin...Film and media arts; Digital audio recording2015-04
8 Lyver Harris, Emily RosePerforming the document in Francis Alys's re-enactments (2001)In Francis Alÿs's two-channel video Re-enactments, the artist is filmed as he walks through the streets of downtown Mexico City with a loaded gun in his hand until he is arrested. Managing to avoid charges, Alÿs repeats the same series of events, replicating the performance based on the footage ca...Francis Alys; Mexico City; Re-enactments2013-12
9 Jacobs, David KentThree creative projects in directing: an original play, a scripted film, a documentary filmThis dissertation is concerned with theatre and film directing. The scripts of the three direction projects are included in this work. Copies of the two completed films are on file with the University of Utah Library. The three projects in directing are: First, an original play, IT BEGINS WITH O...College and school drama; Theater -- Production and direction; Documentary films -- Utah -- Salt Lake City; Mormon Church -- Welfare program, History -- 20th century1974-12
10 Bruce, Kelly M.Nothing but me: a study of identity through choreography, performance, and educationIdentity is one way in which we claim ourselves and our role within society. It allows us to categorize and negotiate who we are within this world, simultaneously altering who we become. How attached and attuned to ourselves can we be when our identity is heavily shaped and informed by our culture ...Choreography; Dance2015-08
11 Hurtado, Laura AllredMotherhood and representation at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Judy Chicago, Catherine Opie, Canan SenolThis thesis begins with one central question: how did second-wave feminist artists represent motherhood and his is it represented today? I explore this question through case-studies of three artists and their work: Judy Chicago's The dinner Party (1974-1979), Catherine Opie's Self-Portrait/Nursing (...Breastfeeding; Catherine opie; Feminism; Judy Chicago; Motherhood; Sackler center for feminist art2011-08
12 Maksym, RebeccaCreolite and cultural cannibalism: reconstructing Cuban identity in the work of Marta Maria Perez Bravo and Maria Magdalena Campos-PonsNo matar ni ver matar animales (1985) created by Marta María Pérez Bravo and When I Am Not Here/Estoy Allá (1994) by María Magdalena Campos-Pons are two photographs inspired by Afro-Cuban mythology, particularly the beliefs and symbolism of Santería, a syncretic religious tradition stemming fro...African diaspora; Créolité; Cuban contemporary art; Cultural cannibalism; Gender; Identity2012-12
13 Sailer, Kathryn PatriciaEmbodied spectacle: an exploration of three-dimensional performanceThis thesis chronicles a theoretical and creative journey through dance as a three-dimensional performance environment. I follow in the footsteps of architectural historians and psychologists as I propose that the performance experience is affected by its structural frame. My desire to create a perf...Choreography; Installation; Modern dance; Postmodern; Site-specific; Three-dimensional2012-05
14 Moore, Amanda JaneMotion picturesArt cannot be created in a bubble. Motion Pictures is no exception. This body of work is a culmination of my education, location, and personal interaction with pop culture. Without my move from Atlanta to Salt Lake City, I would not have become so obsessed with my subject matter. Without my subject ...2006-05
15 Carter, Nancy SimpsonBecoming large enough: encompassing subjective and objective perspectives in one wholeHow does one resolve the disconnect when subjective and objective perspectives directly contradict each other? My research has been a quest to understand the nature of this conflict, particularly in relation to somatic work and my creative process. In reviewing somatics literature, I found that most...Choreography; Integration; Objective; Paradox; Somatics; Subjective; Movement2010-08
16 Claudio, Juan CarlosReflections of self: male-male relationships as a source for choreographyI'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.- T.S. Eliot This thesis summarizes my exploration, discovery, and reflection of masculinity and male-male relationships in my choreographic work...Modern dance; Masculinity; Gender identity in dance2009-05-06
17 Hill, ScottiThe artist is not present: Andy Warhol's 1967 Utah "hoax" as performance and self-portraitureMy thesis recounts Andy Warhol's 1967 controversy at the University of Utah, in which the artist sent actor Alan Midgette to lecture in his place. My first chapter incorporates critical source material from the University's student newspaper the Daily Utah Chronicle, including articles, eyewitness ...Performance; Self-portraiture2011-08
18 Empey, Erin DoreanA collaboration: dance and theatreThis thesis explores the potential and the origin of dance and theatre as performing arts. I examine the relationship of the audience to performers, discuss the possibility for ritual and the sacred, and develop ideas for meaningful and effective collaboration of theatre and dance. It is through th...Audience; Collaboration; Dance; Performance; Theatre2011-05
19 Habel, Shana LHistory of the modern dance program at the University of Utah 1968-1989In 1968, Margaret Tennant Waterfall completed a thesis that chronicled the history of the Department of Ballet and Modern Dance at the University of Utah from 1906 to 1968. The present thesis is the continuation of her work, written in an effort to continue recording the important events, trends and...Dance education; Dance history; Elizabeth R. Hayes; Higher education; Modern dance; University of Utah2010-07
20 Hane, Julianna GaillardStruggle for flight: the process of making aerial dancesFinding my voice as a choreographer in the genre of aerial dance serves as the focus of this thesis. In order to provide context, a brief history of aerial dance illuminates the connections between aerial dance and modern dance aesthetics as well as its inclusion in academic dance programs. I began...Aerial dance; Modern dance2010-08
21 Hardwig, George ScottDance hacking: digital technology and the performing bodyThe questions posed in this research involve the massive effects of the cyberrevolution on the human experience of embodiment and identity formation. Our technologies have begun to merge with the human body in new and unforeseen ways, from the development of smartphones, to new advances in Internet ...Dance; Digital; Performance; Screendance; Technology2014-08
22 Maguire, PatrickTerminal structures: Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch, 1974The San Francisco art and architecture collective Ant Farm built Cadillac Ranch in 1974 outside of Amarillo, Texas, to showcase "the rise and fall of the Cadillac tailfin." The ten vintage Cadillacs buried nose‐first in a row along the old Route 66, with their tailfins jutting up obliquely, is oft...Ant farm; Cadillac ranch; Land art; Minimalism; Monument; Sculpture2014-08
23 Martin, Eliza AbigailBodily transfer and sacrificial gestures: rethinking the Hungry Tigress Jataka in Mogao Cave 254The Caves of Mogao, located just outside of the city of Dunhuang, have received much scholarly attention because they have preserved one thousand years of medieval Chinese visual culture from the fourth to fourteenth centuries. Right on the Silk Road, the Mogao site comprises nearly five hundred cav...Buddhist art; Chinese art; Jataka; karma; Sinicization; Stupa2014-08
24 Ramos, AlysiaEmbodying eclecticism from potential to actualizationThis thesis examines a disjunction, or marked contrast, between dance training encompassing diverse and multiple approaches and the increasingly narrow representations of modern dance in technique and choreography. If modern dance is to be understood as deriving from a belief that dance can constitu...Choreography; Composition; Dance; Eclecticism; Embodiment; Nomadic theory2014-08
25 Bagley, Claire ValeneEditing in the choreographic process: "I am a work of fiction"In this paper, I will speak about how I supplemented film editing techniques, such as the "Rule of Six" and montage, among others, to the choreographic process for the development of my dance piece "I am a work of fiction." This paper will tell the story of my process in constructing an original and...Creative process; Dance; Film editing; Graphic novel; Montage; Pina Bausch2013-08
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