The Dancing Dialogue

Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

Author: Suzi Tortora

Publisher: Brookes Pub


Category: Education

Page: 532

View: 975

Provides information on how to assess the behavior and movement of children and to develop appropriate interventions.

Thinking with the Dancing Brain

Embodying Neuroscience

Author: Sandra C. Minton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 802

As seasoned dancers and dance educators, Minton and Faber approach brain function from inside the body as embodiment of thought. Their collection of neurological research about the thought processes in learning and performing dance encompasses a vision of dance as creative art, communication, education, and life. The book informs neuroscientists, educators, and dancers about the complex interdependence of brain localities and networking of human neurology through an integration of physiology, cognition, and the art of dance. Chapters address observation, engagement, critical thought, emotion, memory, imagery and imagination, learning, problem solving, and 21st century skills. Finer components are explored through neurological networks, classroom pedagogy, dance, and movement experiences that provide: Description of the thought processes, their components, and their neurological functional needs. The neurological physiology that has been discovered in the cognitive process. How brain function can be applied to the educational classroom. Applications of the neurological research to dance education, the choreographic process, and dance performance. Movement explorations for readers to experience the thought processes through dance with neurological knowledge in mind.

Dance Education around the World

Perspectives on dance, young people and change

Author: Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 943

Dance has the power to change the lives of young people. It is a force in shaping identity, affirming culture and exploring heritage in an increasingly borderless world. Creative and empowering pedagogies are driving curriculum development worldwide where the movement of peoples and cultures generates new challenges and possibilities for dance education in multiple contexts. In Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change, writers across the globe come together to reflect, comment on and share their expertise and experiences. The settings are drawn from a spectrum of countries with contributions from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Africa giving insights and fresh perspectives into contrasting ideas, philosophies and approaches to dance education from Egypt to Ghana, Brazil to Finland, Jamaica to the Netherlands, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and more. This volume offers chapters and narratives on: Curriculum developments worldwide Empowering communities through dance Embodiment and creativity in dance teaching Exploring and assessing learning in dance as artistic practice Imagined futures for dance education Reflection, evaluation, analysis and documentation are key to the evolving ecology of dance education and research involving individuals, communities and nations. Dance Education around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change provides a great resource for dance educators, practitioners and researchers, and pushes for the furtherance of dance education around the world. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen is Assistant professor and head of educational studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, research group Body, Learning and Identity, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Stephanie Burridge lectures at Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University, and is the series editor for Routledge Celebrating Dance in Asia and the Pacific.

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

Life Is Dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 437

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.

Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Luciano L'Abate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 526

View: 564

Most health professionals would agree that time and funds are in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Patients, too, would admit similar shortfalls, even with optimal motivation. This book offers self-administered and easily administered interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L’Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today’s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas.

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy

International Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Helen Payne

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 200

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of this ever growing field. As well as original UK contributions, offerings from other nations are incorporated, making it more accessible to the dance movement psychotherapy community of practice worldwide. Helen Payne brings together well-known, experienced global experts along with rising stars from the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory, research and practice of dance movement psychotherapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including: • combining dance movement psychotherapy with music therapy; • trauma and dance movement psychotherapy; • the neuroscience of dance movement psychotherapy; • the use of touch in dance movement psychotherapy; • dance movement psychotherapy and autism; • relational dance movement psychotherapy. Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy will be a treasured source for anyone wishing to learn more about the psychotherapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be of great value to students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.

The Socratic Boogie

Creating Creativity

Author: Felix Bendann

Publisher: Trafford Publishing


Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

View: 998

The Socratic Boogie: Creating Creativity is a conversational dance between two speakers. They begin their dance trying to understand why the rationally scientific and the emotionally creative are always in mortal combat. Their serpentine route leads them to startling discoveries: that emotion is the most sophisticated of our mental processes; that creativity is the most primal emotion after self-preservation; that intuition is the foundation of creativity; that the creative self is not singular but plural; that the creativity that all humans possess can be accessed at will. Having drawn their road map of mental processing, the speakers then create methods for becoming intentionally creative whenever and wherever they choose to be. They are awed by the implications of their dialogic dance; however sophisticated the evolution of these methods, they can be used by anyone of high school age or older. The implications stagger them as they envision a society in which creativity is a useful everyday tool taught throughout the educational system. The Socratic Boogie is home to myriad ideas from a number of disciplines. Its audience will come from all walks of life. Philosophers, artists, therapists, educators and college students, as well as any educated man-in-the-street will find this the book that irrevocably changed their lives. A user's guide is provided for readers who wish to focus on a part of the book -- such as creative methods -- rather than the whole. Get your toga and join the dance...

The Animated Image

Roman Theory on Naturalism, Vividness and Divine Power

Author: Stijn Bussels

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter


Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 923

Viele römische Autoren schrieben über den Gedanken, dass ein Abbild – gleich ob eine Skulptur oder ein Gemälde, eine verbale Beschreibung oder die Darstellung auf einer Bühne – nicht die Repräsentation eines Originals, sondern ein Prototyp sei, und fragten, ob einem Bild Aspekte des Lebens zu eigen seien. Eine erste Gruppe hielt diese Überzeugungen für das Resultat falscher Beobachtungen und Assoziationen des Betrachters. Andere Autoren betonten die handwerkliche Fertigkeit der Künstler. Eine dritte Gruppe interessierte sich für die Verbindung des Dargestellten, häufig eines Gottes, mit dem Übernatürlichen. Die drei Diskurse über die Animation von Bildern bieten einen Überblick darüber, was Intellektuelle im Römischen Reich als bedeutsam oder verwerflich beim Betrachten von Kunstwerken oder Kultobjekten ansahen. Dabei werden auch ontologische und epistemologische Fragestellungen berührt und die Grenze zwischen Leben und Tod erkundet.