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Research Topic Ideas

Dance Topics

  • African dance
  • Ailey, Alvin
  • Athleticism in dance
  • Copeland, Misty
  • Dance as meditation
  • Dance as ritual
  • Disco
  • Diversity in dance
  • Duncan, Isadora 
  • Fad dances
  • Folk dances
  • Gaga movement
  • Graham, Martha
  • Juba
  • Krump
  • Moshing
  • Pointe shoes
  • Polka
  • Praise dance
  • Process
  • Regional dances
  • Square dances
  • Tharp, Twyla
  • Voguing
  • Wacking
  • Waltz

Fine Art & Design Topics

  • Abstract Expressionism
  • Ai Wei Wei
  • Animation
  • Anime / Manga
  • Art as protest
  • Art glass
  • Arts & Crafts movement
  • Bauhaus
  • Censorship
  • Comic strips
  • Crop art
  • Ecology in art
  • Dance of Death
  • Feng shui
  • Fiber art
  • Gothic
  • Graphic novels
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Heidelberg Project
  • Interactive art
  • Kinetic sculpture
  • Minimalism
  • Mixed media
  • Mosaics
  • Multimedia
  • Murals
  • Neo-romanticism
  • Post-modern architecture
  • Reverse graffiti
  • Rose windows
  • Street art
  • Street photographers
  • Sustainable design
  • Textile arts
  • Tramp art
  • Typography
  • Urban sculpture
  • Women photographers

Music Topics

  • Afrobeat
  • Artist rights
  • Bagpipes
  • Beatles, cultural impact
  • Bebop
  • Bono, activism
  • Castrati
  • Computer composed music
  • Copyright
  • Electronic music
  • Folk music revival of 1960s
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Hip hop
  • History of an instrument
  • Jazz, contemporary
  • Klezmer
  • Mashups
  • Music festivals
  • Musical satire
  • Nocturnes
  • Opera
  • Polyphony
  • Rap lyrics
  • Sampling
  • Saxophone in the symphony
  • Therapy and music
  • Third Stream music
  • Troubadours
  • Vocal vibrato

Theater Topics

  • Actor's Studio
  • Broadway flops
  • Butoh
  • Colorblind casting
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Kabuki
  • Method acting
  • Mime
  • Mystery plays
  • Noh
  • Pop-up performance
  • Puppetry
  • Regional theaters
  • The Living Theatre
  • Theatre in the round
  • Theater of the absurd
  • Vaudeville
  • Yellow face