Creative research drives Dance at Illinois. We embrace diverse viewpoints, investigate new approaches, find connections, and immerse in the process of discovery. Our goal is not to establish a specific style or develop an end point but to explore and stretch the field of dance. We examine how Caribbean culture is expressed and lived, harness technology for interactive works, integrate mind-body practices into dance training, establish performance-centered science fairs, make dances that rupture forms and time, engage the public in rich sensory experiences of the environment and natural systems, craft mobile performance dwellings, and much more. Through investigations in our collaborative laboratories, our award-winning faculty, our current students, and our alumni engage dance in today's critical issues and generate new possibilities for future generations.