間 Between Heaven and Earth - An Immersive Installation

Date of Award


Document Type

MSU-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


College of the Arts


Theatre and Dance

Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair

Kathleen Kelley

Committee Member

Donna Scro Samori

Committee Member

Emmanuele Phuon


間 Between Heaven and Earth is a dance performance, installation, and meditation on the spaces we create and the breaks we rejoin through the process of healing. In it, I create physical spaces and an experience that shifts the perception of participants and viewers to a suspension of time and altered sense of place. My research and creative process incorporates trauma research, neuroaesthetic theories, East Asian philosophies, and a collaboration with composer Satya Hinduja–founder of Alchemic Electronica®, in healing frequencies. In this document, I share my research, methodology and creative process, and analysis of the final performance and its future implications.


The performance video is restricted to the Montclair State University community but the PDF file of the thesis, which is located at the bottom of the screen, is available to anyone interested in reading it.

File Format


Johnson, Jennifer Leung_Redacted.pdf (3928 kB)
PDF file of written thesis

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