Re-envisioning Sections of Anything Goes to Address Gender Identity
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
College of the Arts
Theatre and Dance
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Gender identity in dance
Societal norms regarding gender identification are shifting from traditional binary designations to a broader array of these. Musical dance theatre is among the many artistic forms demonstrating the change. This paper will demonstrate that the shift has early roots and a strong presence in dance over the decades since the turn of the century with the true change being the increasing acceptance of society at large. It will also document how the growing acceptance has affected musical theatre production themes/re-creations, performer skill/style, choreography, and dance educators’ teaching challenges and opportunities. Finally, it will address how the latter group must adapt standard approaches to dance education and instruction to meet the inclusive-minded student generation of today and likely tomorrow.
Barros, Laurena, "Re-envisioning Sections of Anything Goes to Address Gender Identity" (2020). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 483.
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