Research Areas

Our wide-ranging areas of research and study create an environment in which students create, perform, analyze and investigate dance from experiential, historical, philosophical and scientific perspectives.

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Performance

Intensive performance training to inspire and prepare the next generation of dance professionals

Choreography

 

Technology

Integrating dance with digital media, motion capture, telematics and interactive technology.

Dance Medicine and Science

Applying the science of human kinesiology to dance theory and practice Dance

History and Theory

Historical contexts, major works, artists, events, trends and dance evolution

Critical Issues in Dance

Exploring the power of dance through writing and arguing for points of view. Other areas of research and study include: Choreography & Composition, Music for Dancers, Notation & Reconstruction, Pedagogy & Teaching of Dance

 

Pictured at top: Sheron Wray, Assistant Professor of Dance, specialzing in Jazz Dance; Improvisation; and Choreography, teaches Jazz to students.
Photo by Skye Schmidt