Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis


Human Performance and Recreation

First Advisor

Elizabeth Lentz-Hill

Advisor Department



The creative dance work entitled Dichotomy investigated the following research question: is it possible to choreograph an artistic dance work that is firmly related to exercise science principles yet can still evoke an emotional response from the audience? This concert dance was performed in the Fall 2016 Studio 115 Dance Concert in Hattiesburg, MS by three Repertory Dance Company members. This paper seeks to explore the relationship between modern dance and exercise programming, to describe the methodology implemented to generate movement from exercise programming and testing, and to investigate the emotional response that the audience had to the work based on a post-performance survey that was distributed following the showing.

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Dance Commons