Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Maura Donohue

Second Advisor

Laura Brungard

Academic Program Adviser

Maura Donohue


A defense for Gia Binner’s MFA Thesis, Meet and Run, argues that accessible art, known in this paper as commercial dance, is a meaningful vehicle for social change and that it has the ability to dismantle the outdated, European concert dance dominance by modeling the interdependency of both worlds.



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