Movement Research

Movement is a language that captures the connections between the realm of the body and the world. The research process requires sensory awareness, improvising, building authentic movement vocabularies, aesthetic decision-making, and reflection. Our findings connect us to movement’s power to teach, communicate, heal, express cultural identity, and understand our history.

  • Honors in Dance can be achieved through an original research project in choreography, performance, dance history, or theory. SIRE (Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory) grants support this scholarship. 
  • The Friends of Dance Lecture Series brings distinguished artists, dance scholars, and educators to our campus. It is the only lecture series in our state devoted exclusively to dance.
  • Original choreographic work by students is presented each spring and selected for adjudication at the regional American College Dance Association Conference. 
  • Faculty conduct empirical research and premiere new choreographic work each year.
  • The Nature of Evidence: How Do You Know, is a way to engage first-year students in the understanding and challenges of evidence inside and out of the classroom. The Emory Dance Program strives to use the physical body as a source of evidence in all forms of research we conduct.