Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts in Dance (MFA)
Dr. Maura Keefe
Graduate Program Director
This thesis investigates the transmission of movement in the 21st century as
mediated by technology. Specifically it focuses on the translation between embodied
(physical) and disembodied (digital) renderings of dance as it is shared across space
and time. Framing these discussions within the creative portion of my thesis, Please
Subscribe, illuminates the practical application of this theoretical research. It outlines
the dance as an active, embodied research process, which pulled from the work of
specific artists as impetus for investigation. The written portion of my thesis
investigates concepts of technological embodiment, networked art, and viral
movement trends in an effort to better understand the role of the body within
movement transmission. With an emphasis on embodiment within technological
exchange, it examines what it means to be human within the 21st century.
Aucoin, Marissa Lynne, "Digital Dancing: Communicating Movement Through Technology" (2016). Dance Master’s Theses. 24.