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1 Crotty, MichaelThe hopefuls: growing sideways in the choreographic processContemporary American cultural hegemony often dictates notions of innocence and imposes them onto children. When we are not able to locate the child figure as queer, we may reinforce institutionalized heteronormative standards of binary thinking. Simultaneously, we limit the identity space from wh...Children's Studies; Innocence; Modern Dance; Queer; Queer Theory; Romanticism2017
2 Sussi, Joseph Michael"Living with our toxic legacy": parafictional practice and the national toxic land/labor conservation serviceThe way in which land is used and developed by the United States government has recently, over the past decade, become a topic of interest to individual artists and collectives. The National Toxic Land/Labor Conservation Service (NTLCS) is one such collective that tracks government funded greenwashi...contemporary art; greenwashing; national wildlife refuge; parafiction; performance art; toxicity2017
3 Adams, Margaret HaydenAntonio Henrique Amaral's Battlefield paintings (1973-1974) and the Brazilian military dictatorshipMy thesis explores how Brazilian artist Antônio Henrique Amaral grappled with the censorship and oppression of the military regime (1964-1985) in his series of oil paintings entitled Campos de batalha (Battlefields, 1973-1974). In these works, he included various representations of bananas that a...Antonio Henrique Amaral; Banana; Brazil; Dictatorship; Human Rights' Abuses; Painting2017
4 Alberge, FlorianExploring personal truth: staging a theatre of the bodyThis thesis explores the performer’s idiosyncrasy as a source of inspiration to (re)create a theatre of bodily experience. Conducting my own research in performing arts, I often experienced a theatre that was lacking physicality. On the contrary, dance theatre captivated me by allowing the bo...abscence; biography; body; dance-theatre; experience; presence2017
5 Bigelow, Ching-i ChangArmy of self: dance democracyThis thesis is an analysis of the creative work that brings to life a concept that I am developing called army of self. This concept addresses the idea that, at any given time, we embody different versions of our past or present self. These variations emerge through daily life and creative expressio...Comfort Women; Dance Choreography; Democracy; Modern Dance; Sleep No More; Taiwanese History2017
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