Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Queering choreographic conventions: Concert dance as a site for engaging in gender and sexual identity politics
by Hart, Alison, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 83; 1527949
Abstract (Summary)

Three dances, On This Day, Panties and Pathologies , and Naked Spotlight Silver were choreographed and performed in fulfillment of the requirements to complete an M.F.A. degree in dance. The performances took place at the Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theater located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. On This Day premiered October 2012, Panties and Pathologies premiered March 2013, and Naked Spotlight Silver premiered October 2013.

This thesis examines how each project investigates choreographic approaches used in concert dance to communicate issues of gender and sexuality as well as participate in a discourse on identity politics. The three dance pieces attempted to confront themes of marriage equality, representation and the marketing of femininity, and queer identity representations in performance. Each piece was unique in its methodologies and served as an explorative approach to political communication and artistic development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Johnson, Keith
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance, GLBT Studies, Gender studies
Keywords: Dance, Gender, Original choreography, Performance
Publication Number: 1527949
ISBN: 978-1-303-98473-0
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