English (United States)
My thesis will explore the constructedness of our social identities, drawing from both my American Studies and Dance majors. Specifically, I am focusing on how our constructed identities and personal histories affect our individual ways of seeing. By putting the physical body on display and in focus, live performance can challenge the perceptions and expectations the audience may have. It can also affect and interrupt the subjectivities of the performers through the cerebral and emotional process of rehearsals, and the catharsis of the culminating performance(s). Bearing this in mind, I'm considering how effectively and in what ways a dance's process and performance can act as means of resistance to socially constructed identities,
Samuel, Naya Taylor, "Processes of Representation: Converging Social and Performance Identities in the Creation and Performance of Modern Dance" (2014). Honors Theses - All. 1264.
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