The Ohio State University. Department of Dance Undergraduate Research Theses; 2020
My research explored the impact of movement improvisation on collaborative group projects and processes. I sought to discover how an improvisational movement practice impacts the group dynamic and energy, the relationship between the participants, and the daily lives of the individual participants outside of the project. I asked: If a group engages in a regularly scheduled improvisational practice, will the tools and mindsets instilled by improvisation aid in a shift from product-oriented work to process-oriented work and collaboration? Does this change engender a lower-stress environment? Does this change engender a higher satisfaction level?
Academic Major: Dance
Undergraduate Research Scholarship International Research Grant Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarship