Focused awareness in action: A system of movement experiences and its contribution to health
AuthorAltman, Holly Ann, 1957-
Movement (Acting) -- Study and teaching.
Modern dance -- Study and teaching.
AdvisorWilson, John M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractFocused awareness in action was designed by the author as a system of movement experiences intended to enhance individual health and self-developmental processes. Drawing on principles of yoga, pranayama, modern dance, movement improvisation, and meditation, with group discussion as a means of integrating the above principles, form components were organized into a methodology for a course of study. The course of study was implemented in a project class and other workshop settings. As a result of these experiences, the thesis describes the structure and implementation of focused awareness in action. Speculations are made regarding its potential contribution to health and self-development. Most significant among the conclusions reached is the role of group interaction and interconnectedness in realizing the potential of the model.
Degree ProgramGraduate College