Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts Honours
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Faculty of Education & Arts
Dr Maggi Phillips
Does dance have the ability to communicate universally to all observers at some level of human engagement? This paper discusses theatre dance as a human communicative medium, the characteristics of how it communicates and to a certain degree why and what it communicates. In doing so the intentions of the communicating dancer and choreographer are considered alongside that of the receptive and responsive audience. The thesis compiles a survey of textual sources pin pointing the unique communicative abilities of dance, as an artistic, expressive and meaningful form of non-verbal communication establishing suggestions of the ways it may be universally communicable.
Plevey, A. (2009). The communicating dance. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses_hons/1320