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Honors College Thesis
My senior choreographic project, DoRaMiFaSoDoSiDo, was inspired by and dedicated to the relationships I share with my six siblings. It was set to the song "Attaboy" off of the collaborative album The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer. Influenced by the bright and fun atmosphere of barn dances, this seven-person concert dance was performed in the Repertory Dance Company Fall Dance Concert at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center in Hattiesburg, MS in the fall of 2015. This paper investigates different choreographic methods that I discovered through the process of creating my senior project which are available to modern dance choreographers interested in audience accessibility. These methods include content, music, devices, spacing, and movement invention.
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Russell, Samantha S., "Bridging the Gap: Making Modern Dance Accessible to the General Public Through Elements of Art and Entertainment" (2016). Honors Theses. 374.