An investigation of imaging as a facilitator for the development of the dancer
AuthorPokora, Syndee Lu, 1955-
AdvisorWillson, John M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of integrating the practice of imaging into dance training. Three skill components were identified which comprise the objective of imaging practices for dancers: a highly developed physical capacity for skilled movement; a well developed psychological makeup; an ability to become transformed. The design of a methodology integrating the elements of the skill components in dynamic relationships through imaging practices is investigated in various class and workshop situations. Definitions of the elements within this design are derived from the principal theories currently practiced in the fields of dance and body techniques, wholistic and psychosomatic health practices, and sports psychology. Creation and retention of plasticity in the developmental dynamic of the skill components emerges as an essential integrating factor within imaging practices. Increases in students' movement skills, concentration spans, and liveliness during performance are significant subjective results of integrating imaging practices in dance training.
Degree ProgramGraduate College