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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Touch, sensation and the dancing body
by Johnson, Ashley E., M.F.A., Mills College, 2011, 37; 1494459
Abstract (Summary)

Exploring the sense of touch can lead to greater embodiment, which, in turn, can lead to more efficient dancing. Touch creates a feedback system between the external world, a person's container and what happens inside that container, which is then communicated outward. Because of its informative effects on kinesthetic awareness, touch is a critical modality and should be better integrated into dance education in order to develop the more embodied dancer.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Murphy, Ann
Commitee: Delwaide, Sonya, Johnson, Linda
School: Mills College
Department: Dance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dance
Keywords: Embodiment, Kinesthesis, Touch
Publication Number: 1494459
ISBN: 978-1-124-69025-4
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