Type of Resources

Dissertation/Thesis

Date Created

12-9-2020

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to identify what unique considerations should be made when choreographing for high school musical theater. In this study, both directors and choreographers of musical theatre at the high school level were surveyed regarding the research questions. Research questions for this study were: 1) What special considerations need to be made when creating choreography for musical theater at the high school level? 2) What do directors of musical theater at the high school level expect of their choreographers? 3) What strategies do directors and choreographers of musical theater at the high school level use to divide responsibility for directing movement? There were a total of eighteen directors and fifteen choreographers who participated in the study with a variety of training and experience. Survey responses were then analyzed for common responses. The information gathered in this study can serve as a helpful resource to both directors and choreographers of musical theatre productions at the high school level as they navigate the process of collaboratively directing movement for their productions.

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