Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Towards re-embodiment: Movement, space & healing
by Johnson, Sheena, M.F.A., Mills College, 2010, 34; 1474971
Abstract (Summary)

By connecting to the intelligence of the moving feeling body, through movement-based practices, individuals and communities can find opportunity for re-embodiment, which, in turn, can lead to personal and collective healing, transformation and liberation. It is argued that holding physical and safe spaces for people impacted by oppression to be re-embodied is critical to nurturing collective creative capacity and self-determination. Both creative capacity and self-determination are necessary pillars in sustaining the belief that one's oppressive condition can be changed. As a community-based arts space that utilizes dance and performance as the terrain upon which social change occurs, CounterPULSE serves as a demonstrative case study to look at the intersection of movement, space and re-embodiment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Murphy, Ann, Love, Jessica Robinson
Commitee: Robinson Love, Jessica
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Dance
Keywords: Community-based arts, CounterPULSE, Dance, Healing, Non-profits, Social justice
Publication Number: 1474971
ISBN: 9781109715057
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