Date of Award
Senior Scholars Paper (Open Access)
Colby College. Theater and Dance Dept.
Howard L Koonce
What motivates someone to dance until they are exhausted, sweaty, boiling hot and out of breath? I myself, recalling experiences when I have danced so hard I've nearly fainted, remember how exhilarating that motivation can be. But why? Why is that at all pleasant? Of course, I had several of my own explanations, but I was also interested in doing some scientific research on exhaustion. This question was of ample depth to become the basis of my project.
Recommended CitationRegan, Sara F., "Choreographic exploration of physical duress: motivation for and responses to exhaustion (a project in performance)" (1993). Senior Scholar Papers. Paper 224.
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