Submission Title

The Choreographic Design Process in Comparison with the Engineering Design Process

Presenter Information

Diana Fisher, Gonzaga University

Session Number

RS5

Location

Hixon Union Building MPR

Abstract Number

RS5-c

Abstract

Dance and engineering are often considered to be disparate areas of study with few overlapping applications. However, this research looks into comparing the engineering design process with the choreographic design process of dance. The intent is to identify the similarities and differences between the two processes with an end goal of further understanding each and how differences may be applied to the so-called opposing process. The engineering design process research is based in literature reviews of various books and journals. The choreographic design process research is based in interviews from a qualitative study of various choreographers and a student choreographer’s reflections. These will be synthesized into a choreographic design process by an engineering and dance student. From the results of the literature review, interviews, and student choreography, many common themes have emerged including iteration, analysis, and teamwork. Results will be presented with objective findings and demonstration of the dance.

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The Choreographic Design Process in Comparison with the Engineering Design Process

Hixon Union Building MPR

Dance and engineering are often considered to be disparate areas of study with few overlapping applications. However, this research looks into comparing the engineering design process with the choreographic design process of dance. The intent is to identify the similarities and differences between the two processes with an end goal of further understanding each and how differences may be applied to the so-called opposing process. The engineering design process research is based in literature reviews of various books and journals. The choreographic design process research is based in interviews from a qualitative study of various choreographers and a student choreographer’s reflections. These will be synthesized into a choreographic design process by an engineering and dance student. From the results of the literature review, interviews, and student choreography, many common themes have emerged including iteration, analysis, and teamwork. Results will be presented with objective findings and demonstration of the dance.