The Dance of Politics: “All for One, and None for All”

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Mahon, Caitlin E.
Brockport Honors College; Dance; Political Science; environmental policy; V for Vendetta; David Dorfman; Weather Underground; Rosa Parks
thesis / dissertation description
This senior honors thesis considers the connection between dance and political science. Within the text, the author shows how dance can be used as a means to express political view. This is shown through three parts, each part using a different example to illustrate this. In the first part, the author shares her experiences and feelings creating and performing her own dance piece of political expression. The second part explores David Dorfman Dance, and their political expression through dance. A particular piece relating to the Weather Underground, an extremist left-wing radical group is detailed. The final part relates historical protests as being choreographed similar to dances, however with unwitting co-performers and audience.