Anna Pavlova: A Feminist Icon

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Anna Haas

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Statement:  This course has expanded my interpretation of the words “dance research” by introducing me to a variety of resources and methods I can now use to examine dance movement, history, and spectatorship. The tools presented to me throughout the class (such as the New York Public Library archival materials, Mediathread, and Adobe Premiere) enabled me to analyze Anna Pavlova and the concept of feminism through movement analysis and archival accounts of her actions and portraits. My project reflects the opportunity to examine a very theoretical concept (feminism in ballet) through movement and concrete physical evidence. This course has introduced the possibilities for further collaboration across several different mediums of dance research.