Honors in English, Fine and Performing Arts Honors
Date of Award
Dr. Michael Cody
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay, Cara Harker
Movement and storytelling are the links between past and present; both dance and literature have the same artistic and primal origins. We began to dance to express and communicate, to worship and feel. We tell stories for the same reasons: to learn from the past and to be able to communicate in the present.
This work explores the many connections between literature and dance through examinations of six dance forms: Native American, Bharatanatyam, West African, Ballet, Modern, and Post-Modern dance.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Hester, Zoe, "Storytelling through Movement: An Analysis of the Connections between Dance & Literature" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 470. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/470
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