An investigation of imaging as a facilitator for the development of the dancer

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276919
Title:
An investigation of imaging as a facilitator for the development of the dancer
Author:
Pokora, Syndee Lu, 1955-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The 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.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dance -- Study and teaching.; Dance -- Psychological aspects.; Imagery (Psychology)
Degree Name:
M.F.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Drama
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Willson, John M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of imaging as a facilitator for the development of the danceren_US
dc.creatorPokora, Syndee Lu, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorPokora, Syndee Lu, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.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.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDance -- Study and teaching.en_US
dc.subjectDance -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectImagery (Psychology)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineDramaen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWillson, John M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335842en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20345385en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2329792xen_US
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