Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 23:29:12


Dance with Business Cognate

Honors Course

Honors Research Project: Dance 003

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


A simple breath is something that we do not completely focus on enough in the art of dance, and it can be something that we often take for granted. For my project, my goal is to not only shed light on the simple breath, but to delve deeper into its importance in someone living with a breathing condition. My ultimate goal is to allow these separate entities to coexist through a piece of choreographic work. Through the art of dance, I want to be able to bring awareness to cystic fibrosis (CF) in a more expansive and exploratory approach. This experience has thus changed, since the outbreak of COVID-19, while the new normalcy of life has impacted this investigation. This experience has allowed me to adapt my choreography, although I can no longer premiere the work in a live setting. This occurrence has also allowed me to dig deeper into the logistics of this life threatening condition, and present it through the lens of someone affected. My choreographic process is aimed to allow the journey of someone living with CF to be exposed in a raw state, even though it cannot be relayed to audience members in an onstage setting at this time.

Research Sponsor

Jennifer Lehaney

First Reader

Kara Stewart

Second Reader

Rachael Palermo

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn



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