Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts in Dance (MFA)
Graduate Program Director
The process of creating a dance work can take a number of different forms dependent on the interests of the choreographer. However, all choreographic processes begin with an idea and develop using different analytical theories. This research explores the creative process from instinctive responses to movement, mediated via mirror neuron activation during the beginning stages of process, to the application of movement and choreographic theory before and after performance of the final work. Through the exploration of scientific information, theoretical discussion, and personal discovery in choreography this research suggests a process by which the author, and other dancemakers, create new work.
Caplan, Sara, "From Biological Impulse to Analyzed Product: An Exploration of the Choreographic Process" (2017). Dance Master’s Theses. 19.