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Uncovered: A Dance Performance Using Music Created by the Movement

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Miranda Squire

Additional Presenters:
Christian Maucotel (; Cassidy Schroyer (

For my undergraduate senior capstone project at Brigham Young University, I choreographed an original contemporary dance solo to original music created by the dancer’s movement in real-time as the dancer performs the choreography. The title of this choreographic work was Uncovered and explored the challenge of many dancers--that of perfectionism. This project was a creative collaboration with Christian Maucotel, an undergraduate music major at Brigham Young University who used the application TouchOSC to create music which sensing senses the actions of the dancer using a MUGIC, a handmade device. Through this creative process, Christian and I experimented and researched a new and innovative way to merge music composition and choreography, one that has not been previously accomplished. This innovation has provided a new way for the dancer to interact with the music, resulting in a unique approach to performance.  Instead of following our own preferences in choreography and music composition, we were mutually guided through the process by how to better enhance both the music or choreography to create a powerful and unified product. This collaborative creative project has been a very enriching and educational process and we are pleased with the innovative and ground-breaking product we have been able to create together.

University / Institution: Brigham Young University
Type: Performance
Format: In Person
SESSION A (9:00-10:30AM)
Area of Research: Arts
Faculty Mentor: Shani Robison
Location: Union Building, EAST BALLROOM (9:00am)