Senior Project Advisor
fusion dance, partner dance, personal essayettes, creative writing, connection, identity, social possibilities
In this collection of personal essayettes about partner dance, particularly fusion dance, I explore themes of discovering social possibilities, evolving identity, finding connection, healing shame and celebrating joy. Fusion dance, besides being a partner dance, often seems to defy definition, but I sought to capture my experiences of attending fusion events, falling in love with the dance, navigating ups and downs on the path of becoming a dancer and allowing it to transform the way that I view myself and the world. In the interdisciplinary, exploratory spirit of the Honors College, I essay (in the original sense of “to try” or “to attempt”) this creative writing project as a computer science student armed with an intense passion for partner dance, with the intention of providing a window into a handful of my most impactful personal experiences and lessons learned thus far.
Theatre & Dance
Taylor, Katie, "Fusion Dance: Exploring Identity and Social Possibilities" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 755.
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