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  1. Two Choreographer-directors Reinvent China’s Dance Drama

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    1998-01-01

    AFTER serving for eight years as the chief artistic supervisor in the Hong Kong Dance Troupe, Shu Qiao recently returned to Beijing with a brand-new dance drama. named "Memorial Ceremony for Youth." The background story of "Memorial Ceremony for Youth" is based on the life of the poet Yin Fu (1909-1931). Yin Fu is an important revolutionary poet of China’s modern literature. He started

  2. What Are Disciplinary Literacies in Dance and Drama in the Elementary Grades?

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    Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Buelow, Stephanie; Simpson Steele, Jamie

    2015-01-01

    Disciplinary literacies in dance and drama are underrepresented in classrooms and in scholarship, especially at the elementary level. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how preservice teachers constructed meaning of the disciplinary literacies in dance and drama. The theoretical framework guiding this study was drawn from…

  3. The Bawdy, Brawling, Boisterous World of Korean Mask Dance Dramas: A Brief Essay to Accompany Photographs

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    CedarBough Saeji

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Korean mask dance dramas are captivating and entrancing. Comedy, tragedy, and social commentary meld with energetic dance, distinctive masks, and lively music. These dramas are often colloquially and incorrectly referred to as talchum (“mask dance” in Korean—in fact, talchum is one of the major variants of mask dance drama from Hwanghae Province in present-day North Korea. Performers of other variants have long objected to the broad application of the term (akin to calling all in-line skates “Rollerblades” or all MP3 players “iPods”. Only in the late 1990s did academia catch on, when two highly respected midcareer mask dance drama scholars, Bak Jintae (Daegu University and Jeon Kyungwook (Korea University, began to use the terminology talnoli (“mask play” and gamyeon-geuk (“mask drama” in their publications.I needed to watch only one performance, in 1997, to fall in love with the mask dance dramas, but at first the many forms of the genre melded together in my mind. It took repeated exposure and study over more than a dozen years for me to see the profound similarities and differences among all of Korea’s mask dance dramas...

  4. Dances in the drawing-room: musical elements in Ibsen's dramas

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    Sofija Christensen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available In Ibsen’s time, the piano was a powerful cultural signifier. Common ideologies, socio-cultural codes, beliefs and myths of the bourgeoisie were interwoven in the network of the piano’s metaphoric meanings. Having indeed great sensitivity for the spirit of his time, Ibsen relied on the bulk of piano’s cultural intertexts to give further depth and richness to his dramatic works. In the literature of the age the piano figured as the epicenter of social conflicts, repressed needs and emotions, as well as a distinctive marker of gender and class divisions. For Ibsen’s female protagonists music figures both as an oppressive cultural force and an expressive, creative outlet, however, the piano dances seem almost self-contradictory, having little or no notion of vitality. Although this idea of dance as the utmost life-affirming activity in the bourgeois way of life is also recognizable in Ibsen’s use of this motif, the living-room dances in Ibsen’s oeuvre are multi-layered and complex, and usually serve more than one function in the dramas. With focus on dances in Love’s Comedy, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler and John Gabriel Borkman the article concludes that the motif of dance in Ibsen’s dramas often serves as a specific “memento mori”, as the inbuilt vital principle of dance along with the aesthetic pleasure in the movement of the body, are coupled with their opposite: death.

  5. Dance Drama Crested Ibises Staged at National Center for the Performing Arts

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    2015-01-01

    "By the floating mist of the lake,several pink feathered crested ibises are flying slowly across the crimson rays of the setting sun,causing rhythmic ripples with their red feet,quietly and elegantly……"The premiere of a fascinating and poetic dance drama was staged at the Opera House of the National Center for the Performing Arts(NCPA)on December 9,2014.Crested Ibises,jointly

  6. THE KING’S CARPET: DRAMA PLAY IN TEACHER EDUCATION

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    Judit Kerekes

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Trying to develop new perspectives of teaching is never easy, but trying to cultivate ownership and initiative among teacher education students is a still greater aspiration that is infrequently realized. This article addresses each of these highly valued goals for teacher educators as a case study reveals the impact of involving teacher candidates in interdisciplinary focused, constructivist and reflective models and planning for teaching, and then student teaching, which reaffirms this approach. Most significant is the phenomenon of several teacher candidates continuing their development and study of innovative drama play projects with their classes after the semester finishes. The resulting transformations in professional identity development, self-efficacy and student-teacher relationships confirm the value of the teacher education model which has developed over a decade of practice (Lyublinskaya & Kerekes, 2009.

  7. Drama and Role Playing in Teaching Practice: The Role of Group Works

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    Çerkez, Yagmur; Altinay, Zehra; Altinay, Fahriye; Bashirova, Elnara

    2012-01-01

    The research study aims to explore the essence of group work in drama and role playing for teaching practice inline with the nature of collaborative learning process. This research study has qualitative nature by capturing experiences of volunteer ninety pre-service teachers about group works, gained skills from drama and role playing in their…

  8. Land of a Couple of Dances: Global and Local Influences on Freestyle Play in Dance Dance Revolution

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    Gillian

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper traces successful and unsuccessful attempts to shape the meanings of the video game Dance Dance Revolution, specifically with reference to what "dancing" means in this context, as the game moves between various interested parties - game developers, players, Internet forum participants, and other media producers. Drawing on Actor-Network Theory and the network analyses of Manuel Castells, the paper reconstructs the forces shaping players' stylistic decisions through an analysis of dance game machines and software, and of a single forum thread on DDRFreak.com, a major website in the dance game community. The paper asks who decides how DDR players dance and at what times? Are the decisions about play made in the development meeting, the arcade, competitions, online or around the home console? Globally, how do some regions or groups emerge as experts or leaders in play style? Analysis indicates that within the United States, Californian players from major cities dominate discussion, supported by the global flows of people, resources, and capital through the state. The dominant players support their stated norms for play through recourse to mainstream conceptions of masculinity, rap music and associated styles of dance.

  9. Rituals as Dance and Dance as Rituals. The Drama of Kok Nji and Other Festivals in the Religious Experience of the Ngas, Mupun and Mwaghavul in Nigeria

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    Umar Habila Dadem Danfulani

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Chadic-speakers perform annual festivals of the ancestors, kok nji; cropping kop; harvesting, dyip and hunting kwat, which are usually accompanied by dancing, singing and other numerous rites and rituals. These ritual dramas symbolically and overtly express the religious experience, feelings and emotions that are deeply buried in the religious consciousness of the people. This article intends to provide a vivid description of some of these festivals, particularly those of the Ngas, Mupun and Mwaghavul.

  10. Sing, dance, play and be mindful [presentation

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    Lucey, Jim

    2014-04-09

    Increasingly good evidence emerges of the positive benefits of sport, exercise, music, dance and mindfulness-based stress reduction in the building of the mental strength necessary to overcome these troubled times. The integrity of our mental health is challenged as each of us is threatened by calamity. Groups and teams, community’s and clubs are effective means of collective support. And positive mental health skills and attitudes are associated with greater individual wellbeing and with longer and happier life. Mental health is the resource which will empower recovery in us and in our economy. Modern neuroscience is proving the centrality of the brain in positive wellbeing. The evidence shows that human recovery is enhanced by music and dance and by song and by exercise, and by mindfulness. That is why we mustn’t wait any longer to lead mentally healthy lives. In Ireland we must not wait any longer to be happy.\\r\

  11. Thoughts on Creation of Dance Dramas by Shu Qiao%舒巧大型舞剧创作感思

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    于平

    2012-01-01

    谈舒巧的舞剧和舒巧对舞剧的认识,必须清楚一个重要的前提——即历史的舞应当服从于现实的人,服从于舞剧人物性格的塑造和当代舞蹈家艺术个性的发挥。这其实也是我们感思舒巧大型舞剧创作时最质朴的认识。本文通过对舒巧的舞剧创作进行梳理、分析和比较研究,认为将"语言的结构意义"和"结构上升为语言"作为一种创作方法乃至观念的变革,是为着这样一个目标的:写人物——写自己理解的人物——写自己理解人物的内心世界——或者干脆就是写自己的内心世界。%To understand dance dramas created by Shu Qiao and Shu Qiao's conception about dance drama,one premise should be made clear that dances in history should always conform with realistic people,characters in dance drama as well as artistic individuality of contemporary dancers.In fact,this is also the essential understanding of dance dramas created by Shu Qiao.The author of the paper,by analysis and comparison of Shu Qiao's dance dramas,believes that "the structural meaning of language" and "language elevated from structure" can be considered as a creative approach or even the change of conception,which attempts to achieve a goal that the characters depicted are those understood and those understood should reveal their inner world or simply the writer is revealing his or her inner world.

  12. Pedagogical Dramas and Transformational Play: Narratively Rich Games for Learning

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    Barab, Sasha A.; Dodge, Tyler; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Pettyjohn, Patrick; Peppler, Kylie; Volk, Charlene; Solomou, Maria

    2010-01-01

    Although every era is met with the introduction of powerful technologies for entertainment and learning, videogames represent a new contribution binding the two and bearing the potential to create sustained engagement in a curricular drama where the player's knowledgeable actions shape an unfolding fiction within a designed world. Although…

  13. 满族神话题材舞剧的传承与创新%the Inheritance and Innovation of the Dance Drama of Manchu Mythology Theme

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    林瑶

    2015-01-01

    From The Pearl Lake to White Deer Mother,and then to Pearl Lakeside ,the dance drama of Manchu mythology theme has experienced more than 30 years of development with their own unique style and dance vocabulary,which reflects the inheritance and innovation. The inheritance is based on two points: the dance drama plot is based on Manchu myths and legends,and the dance vocabulary comes from Manchu traditional dance forms. The innovation embodies the use of the contemporary dance elements and the introduction of multimedia technology. The inheritance helps to form the creative style,and the innovation helps the dance drama adapt to the development of the times and satisfy the developing aesthetic needs of the public. The inheritance and innovation of the dance drama of Manchu mythology theme will provide significant inspirations for the creation of Chinese dance drama.%从《珍珠湖》到《白鹿额娘》,再到《珍珠湖畔》,满族神话题材舞剧经历了三十余年的发展,在编创风格和舞蹈语汇上形成了自己独特的风格,体现出鲜明的传承性与创新性。“传承性”体现在舞剧情节取材于满族神话传说,而舞蹈语汇来源于满族传统舞蹈;“创新性”体现在当代舞蹈元素的融入和多媒体技术的引入。满族神话题材舞剧在编创风格和舞蹈语汇方面的传承使其形成了鲜明的风格而立于舞蹈之林,而当代舞蹈元素的融入与多媒体技术的引入两方面的创新又使满族神话题材舞剧更能适应时代的发展,满足人们不断发展的审美需求。满族神话题材舞剧的传承与创新将为中国舞剧创作带来有意义的启示。

  14. Materials on Creative Arts (Arts, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Music, Bibliotherapy) for Persons with Handicapping Conditions. Revised.

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    Intended as a resource guide for persons who include such subjects as arts, crafts, dance, and music in programs for the handicapped, resources are listed for printed materials, audiovisual materials, resource persons and organizations, and material and equipment suppliers. Brief literature reviews sum up the state of the art in the specific art…

  15. 中国舞剧《半生缘》创作之“表现”%"Expression" of Creation of Chinese Dance Drama Affair of Half a Lifetime

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    吴蓓

    2012-01-01

    本文以中国舞剧《半生缘》的创作实践为例,从人物塑造、剧本功能、舞剧表现三个方面进行解析和论述,旨在为今后舞剧编导教学提供理论与实践方面的研究经验和方法。%This paper mainly deals with analysis of human nature, image creation and expression of dance drama based on production process of Chinese dance drama Affair of Half a Lifetime. The author intends to summarize research experience and methods for teaching choreography of dance drama in future.

  16. Culture of Body Writing—Creation Trend of Contemporary Dance Drama%身体书写的文化——当代舞剧创作走向

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    陈雪飞

    2015-01-01

    Where am Ⅰ from? Where will Ⅰ fly? This is the ultimate question the dance drama Peacock on the theme of life, and is the question of present creation trend of Chinese dance drama. As an independent style, the "new dance drama" constitutes China' s new theatric art together with the new opera and the new modern drama. From the new carrier of cultural enlightenment, the revolutionary art, the aesthetic carrier to the cultural and economic carrier, the dance drama experiences the development from the combination with the national aesthetic, highlighting the mod-ern connotation with humanistic care to a win-win of art and commerce. It is the core driving force of the development of the dance drama to pursue the noumenon of art, and the integration of art and commerce is the trend.%"我" 从哪里来? 要飞向哪里去? 是舞剧 《孔雀》 关于生命主题的终极之问, 也是现阶段中国舞剧创作走向之问. 作为独立文体的 "新舞剧" 与新歌剧、 新话剧构成中国新演剧, 从文化启蒙新载体到革命文艺载体, 再到审美载体和文化经济载体, 舞剧艺术经历了与民族审美融合、 以人性关怀彰显现代内涵和力求艺术与商业双赢的发展. 舞剧艺术可以概括为: 对艺术本体的追求是其发展的核心动力, 商业与艺术的融合也一定是大势所趋.

  17. Nanjing Shaoxing Drama Troupe

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    1996-01-01

    THE Nanjing Shaoxing Drama Troupe grew out of the former Shanghai Yunhua Shaoxing Drama Troupe known as one of the ten shining Shaoxing drama troupes. The Shanghai Yunhua Shaoxing Drama Troupe was co-organized by Zhu Shuizhao,the well-known naster performer of Shaoxing drama,Gao Fangchen,a master at playing the role of laosheng,and Xiao Shuizhao,a newly-rising star as female lead.In 1955,after its move to Nanjing the Shanghai Yunhua Shaoxing Drama Troupe changed its name to the Nanjing Experimental Shaoxing Drama

  18. The Longest Running Social Drama, Now Playing at a Congregation (of Learners) near You

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    Aron, Isa

    2007-01-01

    This article deals with a recurrent situation in congregational schools, in which parents lobby for a reduction in the number of days per week of instruction. Following two similar studies by Joseph Reimer, the article utilizes the theoretical construct of a "social drama" as a frame for the recounting and analysis of a recent occurrence of this…

  19. Playing in the Margins: Process Drama as a Prereading Strategy with LGBT YA Literature

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    Zanitsch, Jason

    2009-01-01

    In an effort to better understand the potential of process drama to overcome the reluctance of students to engage with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) characters, the author created a workshop that directly addresses the outcast mentality and the marginalization of LGBT youth in schools. Here, the author investigates the underlying…

  20. Playing in the Margins: Process Drama as a Prereading Strategy with LGBT YA Literature

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    Zanitsch, Jason

    2009-01-01

    In an effort to better understand the potential of process drama to overcome the reluctance of students to engage with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) characters, the author created a workshop that directly addresses the outcast mentality and the marginalization of LGBT youth in schools. Here, the author investigates the underlying…

  1. User Experiences While Playing Dance-Based Exergames and the Influence of Different Body Motion Sensing Technologies

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    Alasdair G. Thin

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Dance Dance Revolution is a pioneering exergame which has attracted considerable interest for its potential to promote regular exercise and its associated health benefits. The advent of a range of different consumer body motion tracking video game console peripherals raises the question whether their different technological affordances (i.e., variations in the type and number of body limbs that they can track influence the user experience while playing dance-based exergames both in terms of the level of physical exertion and the nature of the play experience. To investigate these issues a group of subjects performed a total of six comparable dance routines selected from commercial dance-based exergames (two routines from each game on three different consoles. The subjects’ level of physical exertion was assessed by measuring oxygen consumption and heart rate. They also reported their perceived level of exertion, difficulty, and enjoyment ratings after completing each dance routine. No differences were found in the physiological measures of exertion between the peripherals/consoles. However, there were significant variations in the difficulty and enjoyment ratings between peripherals. The design implications of these results are discussed including the tension between helping to guide and coordinate player movement versus offering greater movement flexibility.

  2. Dance,Dance,Dance

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    2011-01-01

    China’s dance industry booms while being troubled by market disorder and product piracy Aflock of children led by their teachers swarmed into the Beijing Exhibition Center,the capital’s first large comprehensive exhibition venue built in 1954. They went there to visit the 2011 China Dance Expo.

  3. Audience Intoxicated by Acrobatic Fairy Story——Large Acrobatic Play of Fairy Story Red Dancing Shoes of Chongqing Acrobatic Artistic Troupe

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    马洁

    2007-01-01

    In order to celebrate Chongqing as a directly governed city region for ten years and also the First China Chongqing Cultural Artistic Festival, Chongqing Acrobatic Artistic Troupe gave a large acrobatic play of fairy story Red Dancing Shoes. From June 1st to June 3rd, the performance in public of Red Dancing Shoes got a complete success. The media including Chongqing TV Station,

  4. Doctors Can Dance

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    Newell, Anna; Kleiman, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Between 2008-2010 the School of Medicine at Queen's University Belfast funded and supported two unique and intensive three week interdisciplinary performance projects in which medical and drama students worked together to create an experimental dance theatre piece. One of the unique aspects of this collaboration was that the medical students who…

  5. Use of a Creative Dance Intervention Package to Increase Social Engagement and Play Complexity of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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    Nelson, Catherine; Paul, Kristen; Johnston, Susan S.; Kidder, Jaimee E.

    2017-01-01

    Play skills are central to development of children's language and cognitive skills. However, social, symbolic, and object play skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are frequently impaired. This study examined the effects of a strategy that utilized preferred play materials, antecedent creative dance activities, and priming of…

  6. 舞剧《JUANA》中电子音乐与当代舞台艺术手段的融合初探%Exploration on the Fusion of Electronic Music and Con-temporary Stage Art Means in the Dance Drama "Joan-na"

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    陈佳

    2016-01-01

    随着技术设备手段的更新和提高,当今的电子音乐创作获得了越来越多的可能,也成为舞台艺术不可或缺的重要组成部分,两者相辅相成.本文通过对多媒体舞剧《JUANA》中音乐和舞台艺术手段的研究,探讨交互式实时处理技术在舞台音乐与舞台表演中所起到的作用,以及提升当代舞台艺术整体视听感受的积极意义.%With the updating and improvement of the means of technical equipment, today's electronic music creation won more and more possibilities, and has also become an indispensable part of stage art, and they supplement each other. This paper re-searches the music and stage art of the multimedia dance drama"Joanna", explores the role interactive real-time processing technology plays in stage art and stage performance, as well as the positive significance of improving the overall audio-visual experience of contemporary stage art.

  7. Marco Polo Dances Back to China

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    2010-01-01

    The national theater’s first dance drama premieres in late December The first original dance drama of China’s National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Marco Polo will debut at the theater on December 22, a move to continue the tradition of launching excellent stage works to celebrate the theater’s anniversary.This December marks the theater’s third birthday.

  8. On Deep Expression of Blocking in Dance Drama Bailuyuan%论调度在舞剧《白鹿原》中的深层表达

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    帅晓军

    2011-01-01

    Dance blocking,changing of directions,positions and movement of actors on the stage,is an important part of dance expression as well as a means to convey ideas and feeling through dances.This essay takes Bailuyuan as an example and analyzes its dance blocking and different functions of blocking.The writer believes that dance blocking should be done effectively and logically based on the content of the story,the given scenes as well as the thoughts,feelings and action of the characters,varying in accordance with the changes of characters' emotions,structural rhythms.%舞蹈调度是舞蹈艺术表现手段的一个重要方面,也是舞蹈传情达意的重要手段之一。它主要指演员在舞台上角度和位置的变换、线路的更迭等。本文对舞蹈调度进行了分析,并以舞剧《白鹿原》为例,对调度的各项功能进行了剖析研究。舞蹈调度首先应该有效,即应从内容出发,并且结合作品内容的需要编排和设计,要根据作品、人物情绪、结构节奏的变化来设置,根据作品内容、既定情景、人物思想感情、行为逻辑的要求来体观。

  9. Science through Drama.

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    Christofi, C.; Davies, M.

    1991-01-01

    Ways of working in drama that can be readily utilized by science teachers are provided. The strategies of sociogram, teacher in role, role play, and trial scenes are described. Students' attitudes toward different teaching styles and the frequency with which teaching/learning strategies are used are presented. (KR)

  10. Sports dance artistic expression culture analysis

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    Chen Zegang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available At present, the sports dance has entered every stage of the people’s life, has become the public’s favorite sport. Sports dance has been well developed. This article mainly uses the literature material law to carry on the detailed analysis to the sports dance constitution, elaborated in detail the sports dance artistic expression. The composition of sports dance elements; sports dance is a form of dance art show; sports dance through the dance art can be divided into three aspects, namely, form, music, shape of the expressive force. In this paper, the study will be more in-depth excavation of the cultural connotation of sports dance, and promote the development of sports dance can be more comprehensive. In 20s of last century, Chinese Sports Dance Association officially joined the International Sports Dance Association, which also makes our country’s sports dance and international exchange more frequent. However, due to China’s sports dance sports dance learning time is not long, while learning is influenced by Chinese traditional culture, the sports dance movements are too conservative, there is a very large gap and international enthusiasm, bold and unrestrained, the pursuit of individual sports dance in the dance style, music and performance hand. Sports dance originated from abroad, it is produced in the daily life of people in foreign countries. China’s domestic sports dance players in learning dance at the same time, the production and the connotation of dance is not very understanding, therefore, it is difficult to better reflect the emotional expression of sports dance. Although the sports dance is a kind of similar to the competitive projects, but it is also a kind of dance culture, and to constitute a force from the dance art show a detailed study, detailed mining playing officer of sports dance performance further, reducing China’s sports dance and international sports dance gap.

  11. Developmental Drama for Brain-Damaged Children

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    Martin, Sue

    1977-01-01

    Offers recommendations for using developmental drama including: discussion of organization of the play environment, leaders, and play groups; sensory-awareness games, movement-mime projects, and story dramatizations; and video tape utilization for play evaluation. (MH)

  12. Space Arrangement:Narrative Function of Dance Drama-A Case Study of the 2nd Scene of Goddess Luoshen%调度:舞剧的叙事功能--以我的《洛神赋》第二场为例

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    王玫

    2014-01-01

    The space arrangement of dance not only includes dance scenes , formations and arrays but also shows space quality , with a special function in the dance drama and same importance as language and movements .The space arrangement is also one of the main skills of choreography .In Goddess Luoshen, its space arrangement has an extremely prominent function of narration and be-comes a typical example in Chinese dance choreography .%舞蹈调度不仅是舞蹈画面、构图或队形,也是空间品质。它在舞蹈舞剧中有特殊的功能,也同动作、语言一样重要,是舞蹈编导重要功力之一。《洛神赋》中舞蹈调度的叙事功能极为突出,是中国舞蹈创作的典型实例。本文既是创作总结,也是研究总结,主要以舞剧第二场的具体设计为例。

  13. Dance and sexuality: many moves.

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    Hanna, Judith Lynne

    2010-03-01

    This literature review of dance and sexual expression considers dance and religion, dance and sexuality as a source of power, manifestations of sexuality in Western theater art and social dance, plus ritual and non-Western social dance. Expressions of gender, sexual orientation, asexuality, ambiguity, and adult entertainment exotic dance are presented. Prominent concerns in the literature are the awareness, closeting, and denial of sexuality in dance; conflation of sexual expression and promiscuity of gender and sexuality, of nudity and sexuality, and of dancer intention and observer interpretation; and inspiration for infusing sexuality into dance. Numerous disciplines (American studies, anthropology, art history, comparative literature, criminology, cultural studies, communication, dance, drama, English, history, history of consciousness, journalism, law, performance studies, philosophy, planning, retail geography, psychology, social work, sociology, and theater arts) have explored dance and sexual expression, drawing upon the following concepts, which are not mutually exclusive: critical cultural theory, feminism, colonialism, Orientalism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, and semiotics. Methods of inquiry include movement analysis, historical investigation, anthropological fieldwork, autoethnography, focus groups, surveys, and self-reflection or autobiographical narrative. Directions for future exploration are addressed.

  14. Mobile Urban Drama - Setting the Stage with Location Based Technologies

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    Hansen, Frank Allan; Kortbek, Karen Johanne; Grønbæk, Kaj

    2008-01-01

    This paper introduces the novel concept of location-based Mobile Urban Dramas. In a Mobile Urban Drama the user become the main character in a play where actors’ voices appear in the mobile phone headset linked to the physical setting in the city as the stage for the drama. The paper describes...

  15. IDEAS--Drama as a Classroom Tool.

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    Dennett, Lisa

    1996-01-01

    Interactive Drama for Education and Awareness in the Schools (IDEAS) is an artist-in-residency program designed for classroom use by deaf adolescents and their teachers in urban areas. Using dramatic role playing, sign language, and drama-based teaching methods, the program presents content and provokes discussion in three broad categories:…

  16. [Dance/Movement Therapy.

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    Fenichel, Emily, Ed.

    1994-01-01

    This newsletter theme issue focuses on dance, play, and movement therapy for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Individual articles are: "Join My Dance: The Unique Movement Style of Each Infant and Toddler Can Invite Communication, Expression and Intervention" (Suzi Tortora); "Dynamic Play Therapy: An Integrated Expressive Arts Approach to…

  17. Stylistic Features of Drama

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    宋亚宁

    2010-01-01

    Drama is an art with a long history.This paper reviews the origin and classification of drama.By analyzing the structure,language and theme of drama,the author summarizes that from the stylistic perspective,drama adopts poetic and rhetoric devices in its language,and its language is character-specific and action-like.Besides,returning to truth and deviation are also typical of drama.

  18. 网络协同戏剧中个性化戏剧资源推荐系统%Personalized Drama Resource Recommendation System in Cooperative Play

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    刘厚良

    2012-01-01

    为了解决网络协同戏剧中戏剧创作者难于获取戏剧资源的问题,分析了现有推荐系统的不足,设计并实现了支持协同戏剧创作的个性化戏剧资源推荐系统.分析协同戏剧创作群组间的相似性,通过对用户和群组建模,搜索相似群组.然后在相似群组中寻找优秀群组,并将优秀群组成员用户评价好的戏剧资源推荐给新建戏剧创作群组成员用户.系统测试结果表明该系统能够为网络协同戏剧创作用户提供高效准确的个性化戏剧资源推荐服务.%In order to solve the problem that customers who write drama cooperatively in network cannot gain excellent drama resources, shortages of current recommendation system are analyzed. Then, a new drama resource recommendation system is proposed. Based on the similarity of teams, the system will find out similar teams. Combined user behavior model and team analysis model , outstanding teams will be found in the similar teams. Last, excellent drama resources , shared by the users of outstanding teams , will be dig out and recommended. It is proved that the proposed system is useful to the users who write dramas cooperatively in the network.

  19. 日本历史电视剧叙事研究--以“大河电视剧”为中心%Japanese Historical TV Play Narrative Mode:A Case Study of Taiga Drama

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    刘淑霞

    2014-01-01

    Taiga Drama is the most representative historical TV Play series in Japan. The drama has 50 years of history and forms a narrative mode of chronological narrative space-time arrangement,dramatic plot and stable rhythm. It shapes a lyrical and documentary,dramatic and literary language style. Taiga Drama adopts omniscient angle and internal-visual angle. Japanese national character of advocating being clean,cherishing life and worshiping death,poor historical resources and over-consumption of history are the cultural mechanism to promote the formation of the Taiga Drama narrative mode.%大河电视剧是日本最具代表意义的历史题材电视剧类型。在50年的发展历史中,大河剧形成了顺叙的时空安排、戏剧式的情节进展、保守的节奏设计这一稳定的叙事模式。大河剧的语言表达具有一种抒情性与纪实性相交、戏剧化与文学化相融的风格。同时,大河剧采用了全知全能视角和内视角的叙述视角。崇尚洁净的民族性格、惜生崇死的日本物哀、匮乏的历史资源与对历史的过度消费是促使大河剧叙事模式形成的文化机制所在。

  20. Flutter-by Interactive Butterfly Using interactivity to excite and educate children about butterflies and the National Museum of Play at The Strong's Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden

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    Powers, Lydia

    The National Museum of Play at The Strong's Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is a tropical rainforest that allows visitors to step into the world of butterflies, but lacks a more comprehensive educational element to teach visitors additional information about butterflies. Flutter-by Interactive Butterfly is a thesis project designed to enhance younger visitors' experience of the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden with an interactive educational application that aligns with The Strong's mission of encouraging learning, creativity, and discovery. This was accomplished through a series of fun and educational games and animations, designed for use as a kiosk outside the garden and as a part of The Strong's website. Content, planning, and organization of this project has been completed through research and observation of the garden in the following areas: its visitors, butterflies, best usability practices for children, and game elements that educate and engage children. Flutter-by Interactive Butterfly teaches users about the butterfly's life cycle, anatomy, and characteristics as well as their life in the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Through the use of the design programs Adobe Illustrator, Flash, and After Effects; the programming language ActionScript3.0; a child-friendly user interface and design; audio elements and user takeaways, Flutter-by Interactive Butterfly appeals to children of all ages, interests, and learning styles. The project can be viewed at lydiapowers.com/Thesis/FlutterByButterfly.html

  1. Music of a Lost Kingdom: W.B. Yeats and the Japanese Nō Drama

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    Klaus Peter Jochum

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available In this article I approach some of Yeats’s later dance plays, written under the influence of the Japanese Nō drama, by asking and answering the following questions: What did Yeats think he was doing when in February 1916 he began drafting At the Hawk’s Well, the first play written after he had been introduced to the Nō and the first of his Four Plays for Dancers (1921? How and what did Yeats learn about the Nō? How did he explain the attraction that the Nō had for him and how does this explanation relate to his earlier writings on drama and theatre? How can the plays he wrote before Four Plays for Dancers be seen as preparations for his encounter with the Nō? Apart from At the Hawk’s Well (1917, I consider The Dreaming of the Bones (1919 and The Death of Cuchulain (1939; I also pay attention to the role played by Ezra Pound in shaping Yeats’s plays and his ideas about the Nō.

  2. The Portrayal of Liberation and the Niger Delta Question in Arnold Udoka’s Akon, Long Walk to a Dream and Iyene: A Dance Drama

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    Jonas Egbudu Akung

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Nigeria’s Niger Delta has become a thorny issue in the multidisciplinary intellectual discourse in the sense that local inequalities have assumed global dimensions. Human rights have been violated by the Nigerian government and global multi-national oil companies in such a way that make the Niger delta an environmental disaster zone. This problem has spawned local insurrections in the Niger Delta as multinational oil companies have had to either quit the zone or re-organize their modus operandi, with a general impact on Nigeria’s economy. From the time of the state-murdered Ogoni writer and environmentalist, Ken Saro Wiwa and Adaka Boro before him, these problems have been articulated through various forms of political and literary expressions. One of such literary expressions is Arnold Udoka’s plays which form the bases for analysis of the issues in this paper. Using the Marxist paradigm which enables inter-disciplinarily, this study takes a deeper look at the many variations of inequalities that have led to the Niger Delta problem. One of such is the gender question in the Niger Delta which Arnold Udoka articulates in Akon, which investigates the place of women in the political liberation of Nigeria, particularly in the Niger Delta region. There is also the Niger Delta question in Long Walk to a Dream which explores the struggle of the people of this region to live a meaningful life in the midst of their environmental challenges. Iyene on the other hand looks at the global dimension of multinational companies and the local elites in resolving the Niger Delta question, which has become a wasteland. This is particularly so because the Nigerian Land Use Act vests the ownership of land on the government which in turn has led to multiple violations of the peoples’ rights. It is therefore the position of this paper that the armed struggle, militancy, kidnapping in the Niger Delta are different manifestations of the aspiration of the violated

  3. The effects of dance-movement therapy methods on children with autism spectrum disorder

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    Zorko, Nina

    2012-01-01

    This specialist thesis examines the effects of dance-movement therapy methods on the life of a child with autism spectrum disorder. I included dance therapy methods as part of my daily work in the preschool education of children, which I combined with music, drama, and art therapy. Dance-movement therapy is a psychotherapeutic method that applies movement and dance. Therapists who research the characteristics of the movement and the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder have co...

  4. The effects of dance-movement therapy methods on children with autism spectrum disorder

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    Zorko, Nina

    2012-01-01

    This specialist thesis examines the effects of dance-movement therapy methods on the life of a child with autism spectrum disorder. I included dance therapy methods as part of my daily work in the preschool education of children, which I combined with music, drama, and art therapy. Dance-movement therapy is a psychotherapeutic method that applies movement and dance. Therapists who research the characteristics of the movement and the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder have co...

  5. Creating Historical Drama.

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    Cassler, Robert

    1990-01-01

    Describes creating for the National Archives Public Education Department a historical drama, "Second in the Realm," based on the story of the Magna Carta. Demonstrates the effectiveness of historical drama as a teaching tool. Explains the difficulties of writing such dramas and provides guidelines for overcoming these problems. (NL)

  6. Using Drama with Children

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    Zalta, Galina

    2006-01-01

    The article argues for the benefits of drama activities for language learning. The author discusses nine benefits of using drama activities to teach young learners. The author then gives advice on how to use drama in the classroom, including how to choose an appropriate activity, how to start, and how to give feedback. The author presents several…

  7. Encountering Challenges in Teacher Education: Developing Culturally Pluralist Pedagogy When Teaching Dance from Contextual Perspectives in New Zealand

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    Ashley, Linda

    2014-01-01

    In 2000, teaching about culturally diverse dances from contextual perspectives became an expectation for New Zealand schools with the inaugural The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum. Responding to the new curriculum the author, as dance lecturer for K-12 generalist teachers attending a seven day in-service dance and drama education course, faced…

  8. Clowning, Location, and Mediterranean Drama

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    Publicover, Laurence

    2015-01-01

    This essay explores the ways in which early modern clowns disturb both spatial and generic decorum within early modern drama, and examines the ideological implications of these disturbances. With a particular focus on plays set in the Mediterranean, it demonstrates how clown-figures, through a variety of techniques, refocus attention on the performance space even at moments when plays seem most concerned with the real geographical locations they present. The essay ends by considering the impa...

  9. On Ghost Images in Shakesperare's Dramas

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    陈立明

    2009-01-01

    The description of ghosts is a creative characteristic in Shakespeare's drama writing.The images of ghosts are key roles and,to a great extent,critical elements to develop the whole plot of Shakespeare's plays,Hamlet,The life and Death of King Richard Ⅲ and The tragedy of Macbeth.Analyzing Shakespeare's description of ghosts is a good access for us to decode the connotation of his dramas.

  10. IRELAND, NOSTALGIA AND GLOBALISATION: BRIAN FRIEL'S DANCING AT LUGHNASA ON STAGE AND SCREEN

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    Mireia Aragay

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available In the context of an insightful cornparison between Brian Friel and Tom Murphy in his recent The Politics of'lrish Drama (1999, Nicholas Grene links Friel's much higher profile to the different ways in which the two playwrights negotiate the rural trope, and hence the representation of Ireland as 'modernity's other' within the context of an increasing globalisation. Grene, however, finds no room in The Politics of'lrish Drama for a discussion of Friel's most successful play to date, Dancing at Lughnasa (1990. This article aims to explore the disparity between the phenomenal success of the play, as opposed to the critica1 and commercial failure of the film version (1998; dir. Pat O'Connor; script by Frank McGuinness. In the light of Luke Gibbons's (1996 argument as regards the role of nostalgia in late 20th-century Irish culture, and of Jean-Franqois Lyotard's (1982 claim that the 'postrnodern condition' is characterised by the absence of nostalgia, it is suggested that the divergent reception of the play and the film of Dancing at Lughnasa, both in Ireland and abroad, is a function of the different role played by memory and nostalgia in each. In addition, it possibly foregrounds a central paradox of postmodernity and globalisation, namely, the fact that a refusal of nostalgia is (inevitably coupled with its 'other', i.e. a longing for origins, a desire for 'more authentic' modes of life.

  11. Use of Drama Students as "Clients" in Teaching Abnormal Psychology.

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    Gilliland, Kirby

    1982-01-01

    Describes the use of drama students to role play subjects of case studies in simulations of standard interviews in a college-level abnormal psychology class. Graduate drama students role-played clients in interviews with instructors or student panels. After the interviews, class discussion covered alternative possible diagnoses and possible…

  12. Bringing distinctive TV drama?

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Raats, Tim

    roles of PSB. (2) Comparing public service media strategies for TV drama financing and distribution in two markets: the Flemish (i.e. Dutch-speaking part of Belgium) and the Danish market. Both cases are characterized by huge popularity of domestic tv drama and both markets are non......-Anglophone with a limited market size and hence, theoretically, limited capacity for production and export. Both cases furthermore show a crucial role of the public broadcasters as part of developing and sustaining tv drama in those markets. However, the underlying policy impetus reflect clearly different views on TV drama...... strategies, with policymakers employing TV drama in Flanders as a driver for a ‘healthy’ independent production sector (especially in VRT’s most recent management contract) and DR drama clearly driven by distinct public service characteristics. Having the said that, the latter case in recently proved its...

  13. Psychophysiological responses to Salsa dance.

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    Guidetti, Laura; Buzzachera, Cosme Franklim; Emerenziani, Gian Pietro; Meucci, Marco; Saavedra, Francisco; Gallotta, Maria Chiara; Baldari, Carlo

    2015-01-01

    Speculation exists whether dance provides physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits. Unfortunately, research to date has not addressed the affective and exertional responses to dance. These responses are of interest as positive affective and exertional responses experienced during physical activity may play an important role in predicting adherence. The present study aims to examine the psychophysiological responses of different Salsa dance styles. Ten pairs of dancers performed two different structured lessons of Salsa dance, including Typical Salsa and Rueda de Casino lessons, and a non-structured Salsa dance at a night club. Physiological responses (i.e., percent of heart rate reserve; %HRR) were continuously assessed and perceived exertion and affective valence were rated every 15 min throughout the trials. %HRR responses differed between the Salsa dance styles (%HRR from 41.3 to 51.9%), and participants were dancing at intensities near their ventilatory threshold. Specifically, Typical Salsa lesson elicited lower %HRR responses than Rueda de Casino lesson (p dance at a night club condition (p > 0.05). Surprisingly, exertional (from 8 to 11) and affective (from +3 to +5) responses were unaffected by Salsa dance styles (p > 0.05). These data support that different Salsa dance styles provide physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits, and perhaps more importantly, produce pleasurable experiences, which in turn might lead to an increase in adherence to Salsa dancing which likely provides exercise-like health benefits.

  14. Secondary Dance Instructional Guide.

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Instructional Planning and Development.

    This manual provides guidelines for dance teachers in secondary schools. A brief statement is made on the purpose and philosophy of dance education, and activities and instructional suggestions are presented for various dance forms: (1) group dance--folk/ethnic, square dance, and social dance; (2) aerobic dance; (3) jazz dance; (4) modern dance;…

  15. Tv-drama

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    Agger, Gunhild

    2006-01-01

    Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser.......Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser....

  16. Tv-drama

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    Agger, Gunhild

    2006-01-01

    Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser.......Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser....

  17. Performance and palliative care: a drama module for medical students.

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    Jeffrey, Ewan James; Goddard, Jen; Jeffrey, David

    2012-12-01

    This paper describes an innovative 2 weeks module for medical students facilitated by drama educators and a palliative medicine doctor. The module incorporates drama, end-of-life care, teamwork and reflective practice. The module contents, practical aspects of drama teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. Various themes emerged from a study of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker, which were relevant to clinical practice: silence, power, communication, uncertainty and unanswered questions. Drama teaching may be one way of enhancing students' confidence, increasing self- awareness, developing ethical thinking and fostering teamworking.

  18. Shake Up Your Shakespeare: Creative Drama Activities for "Romeo and Juliet."

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    Hett, Dorothy; Haring, Dana

    This paper presents creative drama activities based on Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for use in ninth-grade English classrooms. The activities are divided into sections on improvisation, pantomime, image-making and creative drama, reader's theater, drama scenes, interior monologue, and producing plays. Each section of the paper presents…

  19. Dancing Aikido

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    Ravn, Susanne

    The martial art form of aikido can be related to the development of the dance genre of contact improvisation as well as to different kinds of dance training. Having this relation to dance practices in mind, the aim of this paper is to explore how an embodied sense of energy is developed...

  20. Artists in Schools: "Kick Starting" or "Kicking Out" Dance from New Zealand Classrooms

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    Snook, Barbara; Buck, Ralph

    2014-01-01

    New Zealand primary school teachers have access to a comprehensive arts curriculum that includes dance, drama, music, and visual arts. This research focused on several teachers' reality of implementing the dance curriculum in New Zealand primary schools, drawing on Snook's (2012) study in this field. Our research valued the voices of teachers,…

  1. Artists in Schools: "Kick Starting" or "Kicking Out" Dance from New Zealand Classrooms

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    Snook, Barbara; Buck, Ralph

    2014-01-01

    New Zealand primary school teachers have access to a comprehensive arts curriculum that includes dance, drama, music, and visual arts. This research focused on several teachers' reality of implementing the dance curriculum in New Zealand primary schools, drawing on Snook's (2012) study in this field. Our research valued the voices of teachers,…

  2. Currents in Contemporary Drama.

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    Cohn, Ruby

    Several of the important themes of post-World War II English, French, and German drama are analyzed in this book. The first chapter briefly examines the major contemporary playwrights in each national literature. Subsequent chapters discuss contemporary drama as an expression of Artaud's "theatre of cruelty," its relationship to the changing…

  3. Drama in Your Classroom.

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    Tiedt, Iris M., Ed.

    This publication contains articles offering new perceptions of creative drama in the elementary school basic English program. Creative dramatics is viewed as the core of a child's imagining, improvising, and languaging processes. Articles included are "Drama in the Classroom" by Sister Marie P. Hardy; "The Ray Bradbury Dramatic Workshop" by Dan…

  4. Drama 105, 205, 305.

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    Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.

    This 3-year drama curriculum is designed to promote awareness, foster development, and encourage the use of imagination, creativity, co-operation, self-discipline, analysis and synthesis, self-expression, self-confidence, responsibility, communication, and cultural heritage. The curriculum is organized around a set of drama elements which are…

  5. Transnational European Television Drama

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    Bondebjerg, Ib; Astrupgaard, Cecilie; Helles, Rasmus

    This book deals with the role of television drama in Europe as enabler of transnational, cultural encounters for audiences and the creative community. It demonstrates that the diversity of national cultures is a challenge for European TV drama but also a potential richness and source of creative...

  6. Drama leaves

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    2002-01-01

    A new production by Unlimited Theatre, a Leeds-based collaborative group of five actors, directors, writers and performers, interweaves two narratives. One thread concerns a train journey, during which there is a chance meeting between a wannabe stand-up comedian and a librarian on tranquillisers. Intercut is a spoof lecture by a crazed professor who seeks to use particle physics to unravel our complex lives, but whose ideas and accompanying slides grow more and more bizarre. The play entitled 'Neutrino' won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh.

  7. Psychophysiological responses to Salsa dance.

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    Laura Guidetti

    Full Text Available Speculation exists whether dance provides physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits. Unfortunately, research to date has not addressed the affective and exertional responses to dance. These responses are of interest as positive affective and exertional responses experienced during physical activity may play an important role in predicting adherence. The present study aims to examine the psychophysiological responses of different Salsa dance styles. Ten pairs of dancers performed two different structured lessons of Salsa dance, including Typical Salsa and Rueda de Casino lessons, and a non-structured Salsa dance at a night club. Physiological responses (i.e., percent of heart rate reserve; %HRR were continuously assessed and perceived exertion and affective valence were rated every 15 min throughout the trials. %HRR responses differed between the Salsa dance styles (%HRR from 41.3 to 51.9%, and participants were dancing at intensities near their ventilatory threshold. Specifically, Typical Salsa lesson elicited lower %HRR responses than Rueda de Casino lesson (p 0.05. Surprisingly, exertional (from 8 to 11 and affective (from +3 to +5 responses were unaffected by Salsa dance styles (p > 0.05. These data support that different Salsa dance styles provide physiological stimuli adequate to promote health and fitness benefits, and perhaps more importantly, produce pleasurable experiences, which in turn might lead to an increase in adherence to Salsa dancing which likely provides exercise-like health benefits.

  8. Dance for Individuals With Dementia.

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    Lapum, Jennifer L; Bar, Rachel J

    2016-03-01

    The movement and music associated with dance plays an important role in many individuals' lives and can become imprinted upon the body and mind. Dance is thus closely associated with memory because of these deep connections. Without conscious thought, dance has the potential to be initiated as individuals age. In the current article, the authors share narrative reflections about their experiences with, and the potential of, dance as an intervention for aging populations diagnosed with dementia-related diseases. They draw upon their experiences in working with the aging population and a dance program currently being developed by Canada's National Ballet School and Baycrest Health Sciences for individuals with dementia-related diseases in long-term care. The current article is structured as dialogue between the authors because it mimics dance as a dialogical encounter between movement and music, and/or between individuals.

  9. Body Language in Drama

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    Nihat ÇALIŞKAN

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Drama is an act continuing life-long of a human and is an art of living. Owing to drama a child can gain the apportunity of practising and learning his life in games that he likes most. Today drama is scrutinized in four subtitles as creative, educational, psychodrama and sociodrama. The concepts about drama can be explained as creaticeness, metaksis, interraction, action, activity and empathy.Drama is the explanation of a sense or thought by motion, mimic, gesture and in words. In other words it is the animation of a situation or a subject using body language, reflecting by living, transforming into life.By using the body language consciously and effectively, it has an important function at dramatizing the events, getting students’ attention in education, concretizing abstract expressions, at stres accent and increasing the understandability of messages.Pantomime technic in drama method has a great importance at using the activities and human’s world consciously and animating the expressions and events. Because a teacher’s acting biology is importatnt an educational period.In this study related to drama expression, the importance of creative, educational, psychodrama, sociodrama, body language and pandomime technic in educational period has been tried to explaired.

  10. Penciptaan Drama Musikal Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd:Tukang Cukur Haus Darah

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    Husni Wardhana

    2013-11-01

    seluruh pertunjukan. Kata kunci: penyutradaraan, drama musikal, kisah legendaris, Sweeney Todd, teater sekolah. ABSTRACT The musical drama Sweeney Todd: Th e Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The creative directing process of this drama has given many good lessons to the art work of performing arts, especially to musical drama performance. The musical drama has its own unique characteristics in its process and performance. This type of drama is very popular in the USA, and has been the only contribution from the USA to enrich the typical of world theater. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is as an English legend, especially in England. This script created by Christopher Bond has been performed for several times in all around the globe. Having seen from its creating history, the story of a barber who takes revenge has been through long adaptation process. Some big authors in this era, before proceeded by Christopher Bond’s creative touch, had creatively recreated this script. The musical drama Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was fi rstly created from the musical comedy drama and since 1920 has shown serious themes that are well known as Broadway music or American music. This drama has commonly been shown on a big stage West End and Broadway in London and New York, also in Australia and Asia. Moreover, it has also been performed by groups of school-theater and amateur theater. Most of the musical drama performances Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are accompanied by music and are sung as well. The dialog is changed into songs. The actors are supposed to be able to sing, to act, and to dance. The musical drama is a performance that uses three main characteristics, namely: singing (solo, ensemble, and choir, dancing (individual and group, and acting, that dominates in most parts of the performance. Key words: directing, musical drama, legend story, Sweeney Todd, theater.

  11. Hydrocarbons emitted by waggle-dancing honey bees increase forager recruitment by stimulating dancing.

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    Gilley, David C

    2014-01-01

    Hydrocarbons emitted by waggle-dancing honey bees are known to reactivate experienced foragers to visit known food sources. This study investigates whether these hydrocarbons also increase waggle-dance recruitment by observing recruitment and dancing behavior when the dance compounds are introduced into the hive. If the hydrocarbons emitted by waggle-dancing bees affect the recruitment of foragers to a food source, then the number of recruits arriving at a food source should be greater after introduction of dance compounds versus a pure-solvent control. This prediction was supported by the results of experiments in which recruits were captured at a feeder following introduction of dance-compounds into a hive. This study also tested two nonexclusive behavioral mechanism(s) by which the compounds might stimulate recruitment; 1) increased recruitment could occur by means of increasing the recruitment effectiveness of each dance and/or 2) increased recruitment could occur by increasing the intensity of waggle-dancing. These hypotheses were tested by examining video records of the dancing and recruitment behavior of individually marked bees following dance-compound introduction. Comparisons of numbers of dance followers and numbers of recruits per dance and waggle run showed no significant differences between dance-compound and solvent-control introduction, thus providing no support for the first hypothesis. Comparison of the number of waggle-dance bouts and the number of waggle runs revealed significantly more dancing during morning dance-compound introduction than morning solvent-control introduction, supporting the second hypothesis. These results suggest that the waggle-dance hydrocarbons play an important role in honey bee foraging recruitment by stimulating foragers to perform waggle dances following periods of inactivity.

  12. Life of Drama on the shoulder pole

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    wuwei

    2003-01-01

    It is the charm of this age-old genre of drama and nostalgia for childhood pleasure that drove me to wuqiao,“hometown of acrobatics”400 kilometers away from Beijing,In a village about 20 kilometers distant from the town I found Zhang Guixuan,an old man who has played shoulderpole show all his lifetime

  13. Dancing to Elegant Music

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    1996-01-01

    From different parts of the world, You gathered in Beijing; Your skin in different shades, Ripples the rhythm of Spring. Trippingly, you dance and play, Urbanely, you smile softly as water. With your fair image, You bring glamour to the stage.

  14. Penciptaan Naskah Drama Pemberontakan Sisifus

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    RANO SUMARNO

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Rebellion of Syssiphus. The Rebellion of Syssiphus play script is an effort to response suicide phenomenonin Indonesia. Joining two different social lives among human life in Indonesia and Greek mythology constructsthis creation as a surrealism play script. The purpose of this creation is: 1 to create a joint script of two differentrealms between Sissyphus’ life and recent reality of Indonesian people’s life in surrealist plot, (2 to produce a scriptconstantly contextual with man’s problem in life, (3 to enrich Indonesia Drama documentation through a scriptwith high motivational contents as an alternative of destiny. As a anti-suicide campaign for Indonesians, the authorinvokes a brilliant thinking of existentialist philosopher, Albert Camus, within the script to be performed andwatched. The implementation is not wholesome, but adapting Pancasila values. Therefore, this script is importantas a reference for students who teach and perform absurd scripts. Most drama observers say that the emergence ofabsurd script proposed by group of dramatist in 1950’s could not be released from Camus’ thought

  15. Alegoria do drama moderno

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    Marcela Oliveira

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresentará o conceito de alegoria – formulado pelo filósofo Walter Benjamin em Origem do drama trágico alemão – como uma categoria crítica que permite analisar não apenas o drama barroco do século XVII, mas também certa produção dramática do final do século XIX até meados do XX. O objetivo é interpretar, através dessa concepção de alegoria, alguns exemplos extraídos das obras de dramaturgos como Ibsen, Tchekhov e Beckett, nas quais se detecta as marcas de um questionamento do estilo dramático tradicional, o que Peter Szondi chamou de “crise do drama”, em Teoria do drama moderno.

  16. Konvensi-Konvensi dalam Drama dan Teater Rendra

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    Nur Sahid

    2013-11-01

    The Conventions on Rendra’s Theatre and Drama. The research on the convention analysis of Rendra’s theatrical works and dramas is aimed to reveal the special characteristic of Rendra’s creative process especially on the creation of his theatrical works and dramas. The convention of Rendra’s theatrical works and dramas is interesting to be analyzed since he was famed as the pioneer of modern theater on the field of play writing, play directing, and acting as well. His existence has strongly influenced to the theatrical works, therefore, there can be found some of the followers in creating the theater activities born in the field of theater in Indonesia. Keywords: Rendra, the convention of theater, directing, social critisism

  17. Dancing Aikido

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    Ravn, Susanne

    The martial art form of aikido can be related to the development of the dance genre of contact improvisation as well as to different kinds of dance training. Having this relation to dance practices in mind, the aim of this paper is to explore how an embodied sense of energy is developed in the in......The martial art form of aikido can be related to the development of the dance genre of contact improvisation as well as to different kinds of dance training. Having this relation to dance practices in mind, the aim of this paper is to explore how an embodied sense of energy is developed...... in the interactional settings of aikido training. Methodologically, the exploration of aikido practices draws on auto-ethnographical methodologies and recent phenomenological discussions and explorations of interaction. In the training of aikido, practitioners focus on developing an embodied competence of how...... to defend them-selves effectively. The incorporation of aikido-movement requires them to train to being able to adjust their sense of energy in their movement according to the energy sensed in the interaction with their actual partner attacking them. At the same time, aikido is practiced in a setting which...

  18. Play dance rhyme, reveal the feeling——special performance of Chinese opera school dance%戏舞情韵,彰显中华情——暨中国戏曲学院舞蹈专场

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    赵金哲

    2015-01-01

    The paper work in Beijing elementary school aesthetic education development as the theme, the Chinese traditional opera institutes in series for line, aimed at by watching series stage dance, the change and influence on the elementary education.%本文以北京市小学美学育发展工作为主旨,中国戏曲学院所参与演出系列为线,旨在通过观看舞台系列演出试析舞蹈对小学教育所带来的变化及影响.

  19. A Comparison of Dorothy Heathcote's Informal Drama Methodology and a Formal Drama Approach in Influencing Self-Esteem of Preadolescents in a Christian Education Program.

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    Woody, Pamela Diane

    The purposes of this study were to compare the effectiveness of Dorothy Heathcote's informal drama methodology (referred to as ENCOUNTER) with a formal drama approach (PLAYS) in increasing self-esteem of preadolescents in a Christian education program, and to determine if positive correlation existed between self-esteem and intrinsic religious…

  20. Plays Plays

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    Maria Jandyra Cunha

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available In spite of presenting his drama in a completely inovating way, Richard Morris writes about the same Universal themes that have been worrying his companion playwriters:life and death, love and war. He uses archetypes which are very well known in Literature such as "Time's winged chariot", the ostrich, the drunkard, the dog, and many others. Morris dresses his plot with a modern gown by hinting fairly new issues (doping, John Lennon - Ioko Ono television, Volkswagen, poor people's rights, women's rights and yet he expresses a longing for bygone days or, at least, he is a eulo gizer of the past "our time".

  1. "Crows on the Wire": Intermediality in Applied Drama and Conflict Transformation--"Humanising" the Police in Northern Ireland

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    Jennings, Matt

    2016-01-01

    "Crows on the Wire" (COTW) is an intermedial project deploying applied theatre, educational drama and digital performance [Dixon, S. (2007). "Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theatre, Dance, Performance Art and Installation." Cambridge, MA: MIT Press] to explore the recent history of the peace process in Northern…

  2. The Challenge and Benefit of Evaluating Folk Dancing Quality

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    Rhone, Jeffrey

    2017-01-01

    The physical, social, and music attributes inherent to folk dancing make it an ideal component of music education curricula. The communal experience of folk dancing is unprecedented for many adults and children. These experiences are unique because folk dancing can foster individual and group learning through music, and noncompetitive play. There…

  3. Hirtary of nua Dance

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    JENNIFER LIM

    1997-01-01

    NUO is a Chinese ancient rite believed to drive away evils that cause disasters, illness and inauspiciousness. Different from other religious dances, the nuo dance is full of valor and vigor, swift and fierce, and even has a bit of terror. While other religious dances, such as the sorcerer’s dance, aim at pleasing the gods or supernatural spirits, the nuo dance shows

  4. DANCING DUO

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    2006-01-01

    Observers are watching closely as Beijing and Washington show their moves on the dance floor Humans are social animals. People talk to their partners or neighbors with the aim of getting to know and understand them better. The same is true of nations, and China and the United States are no exception. These two heavyweight players, whether viewed in terms of geographical

  5. Dancing Aikido

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    Ravn, Susanne

    of the aikido practice is grounded on auto-ethnographical descriptions, which includes that I, from an ethnographical point of view, frame my experiences of more than eight years of aikido practice in relation to my embodied experiences and competences of different somatic and contemporary dance techniques....

  6. Dance Therapy.

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    Leventhal, Marcia B.

    1980-01-01

    Dance therapy deals with personal growth via body-mind interaction. A change in movement expression is believed to result in a personality or behavior change. The therapist is trained to become sensitive to movement expression as it relates to the psychological, motor, and cognitive development of the child. (JN)

  7. The West Point Treason in American Drama, 1798-1891.

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    Shillingsburg, Miriam J.

    1978-01-01

    Discusses several plays concerning the treason of Benedict Arnold to demonstrate the changing taste in nineteenth century American drama. The plays move from neoclassic--with the depiction of the tragic stature of Andre--through the more melodramatic and gothic emphasis on Arnold's vengeful treachery to the unqualified romantic heroism of…

  8. Drama That Delivers: Real-Life Problems, Students' Solutions.

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    Hery, Nancy Duffy

    Drama and role playing are effective ways for teachers, school counselors, and other individuals who work with young people to teach and discuss sensitive issues. The eight plays in this publication are designed to help middle school students develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and logical decision-making skills. The eight scripts use a…

  9. From Personae to Persons: A Good Drama

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    Geiger, Matthew W.

    2016-01-01

    There are two kinds of drama that is normally associated with high school: the "drama" that accompanies social life in late adolescence and the dramas that are performed in a school's auditorium or performing arts center. The drama about which the author writes about in this article is of a different sort altogether. It is, however, like…

  10. Drama Grammar: Towards a Performative Postmethod Pedagogy

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    Even, Susanne

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the original concept of drama grammar, the synthesis of grammar instruction and drama pedagogy, which integrates both structural and communicative paradigms through a dialectic combination of acting and linguistic analysis. Based on the principles of drama pedagogy, drama grammar makes use of techniques from the performing…

  11. Drama Grammar: Towards a Performative Postmethod Pedagogy

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    Even, Susanne

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the original concept of drama grammar, the synthesis of grammar instruction and drama pedagogy, which integrates both structural and communicative paradigms through a dialectic combination of acting and linguistic analysis. Based on the principles of drama pedagogy, drama grammar makes use of techniques from the performing…

  12. The performing body: kinesic codes in wole Soyinka’s drama

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    The powerful presence of the theatricalised post-colonial body, suggests that foregrounding corporeality can be a highly positive, active strategy for staging traditional enactments such as ritual. As a culturally coded activity, dance, for example, has a number of important functions in drama: not only does it concentrate the audience's gaze on the performing body, but it also draws attention to proxemic relations between characters, spectators, and features of the set. Splitt...

  13. Investigating Drama: Higher Drama and Advanced Higher Drama. Support Material for Teachers and Students

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    Morson, Bob

    2002-01-01

    The teaching of drama in Scottish secondary schools focuses on: (1) Creating; (2) Presenting; and (3) Evaluating. In engaging with these elements, students at "all" stages are encouraged to develop their own dramas from ideas which are prompted by a variety of stimuli. From a wide range of starting points, students work through the process of…

  14. Jaleo Dances, Direct Precedents of Flamenco Dances

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    Miguel Ángel Berlanga

    2017-01-01

    This article discusses the historical connection between flamenco dancing and a kind of solo-dances, which took on special heyday between the last third of the eighteenth century and the fi rst half of the nineteenth...

  15. Variations of «Drama Historial» (Historical Drama in Lope de Vega

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    Joan Oleza Simó

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Starting from the presentation of the principles underlying the current research and that link it to previous studies —principles which deal with the concept and features of drama historial (historic drama in Lope de Vega—, the essay focuses on the distinction of two fundamental modes of drama historial: the commemoration of famous historical events on the one hand, and moral conflict analysis, almost always of private nature and exploding in specific historical circumstances, on the other hand. These two major strategies of significance, the one being characteristic of a collective memory, associated with the identity of the nascent nation, and the other one exploring private identity, their subjectivity and their conflicts, constitute the two major branches of Lope’s drama historial. In exceptional cases, this diversification of strategies can be seen with precision in variations on the same subject. Such is the case of plays dedicated to the figure of the king of Portugal João II, two of which, the First and the Second part of The Perfect Prince, are a clear commemoration of famous public events, in this case about an exemplary king, while the third, the tragedy of The Duke of Viseo, is a detailed analysis of an ethical-political conflict which stresses the clash of individual subjects, and especially that between the King and the Duke of Viseo. The differences in the dramatic strategies followed in these works determine a completely different image of the historical figure of the king, who appears as a perfect prince in the first and second dramas, and as a man capable of perversion and injustice in the third.

  16. Dancing club

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    The CERN Dancing Club organizes a Tango workshop on Saturday 21 March and a West Coast and Boogie workshop on Saturday 18 April. These workshops are open to everyone in its B566 ballroom (See the poster). Furthermore, the club invites you to its Argentine Tango party on 20 March. These events are free and open to everyone. You bring something to eat and the club offers the drinks (non alcoholic).  

  17. Dance Researcher Li Yayuan

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    2011-01-01

    Li Yayuan, a dance researcher with the China National Song and Dance Ensemble,choreographs African-inspired dances. Over 40 years old,she performed and taught in African countries, traveling to Senegal to learn the country’s dances in 1990,

  18. Dance: Verities, Values, Visions.

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    Boorman, Joyce, Ed.; Harris, Dorothy, Ed.

    The Binational Dance Conference was organized into three focal themes--verities, values, and visions in dance--to emphasize the known and accepted worth and value of dance, and to stimulate through knowledge and idea exchange, imaginative directions for dance in the future of both the United States and Canada. This thematic structure is also the…

  19. Comparative Research on the Drum Music Playing Techniques of Etude and Gu Bian Dance Music%《练习曲》与《鼓边舞曲》鼓乐演奏技法比较研究

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    王军

    2016-01-01

    文章描述了中国大堂鼓独奏曲《鼓边舞曲》的移植过程,并将其与原曲——俄罗斯小军鼓独奏作品《练习曲》进行比较,重点阐释了中西两种鼓乐器在乐曲演奏中的技法特色。%This paper described the process of adapting a Russia snare drum solo piece Etude to the Chinese Datang drum solo work Gu Bian Dance Music, and com-pared both of them, explained with the focus on the features playing techniques of Chinese and Western drum in the music.

  20. When public service drama travels

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Waade, Anne Marit

    (Forbrydelsen) and The Bridge (Broen) have in recent years experienced an unprecedented export success. Especially The Killing’s relative success with the British audience in its original version on BBC Four and its sale as a format to the USA, where it was adapted for the cable network AMC, marked...... an interesting shift. It became apparent that DR drama in particular – and Danish television drama in general – had something to offer even to the two most impenetrable television markets in the world. This success, however, has not happened over-night but is a result of a conscious and two-decade long strategy...... on behalf of DR’s Drama Division to open up to international markets and to win more international prizes, all of which has been achieved. The success has also lead to an unprecedented interest in DR’s drama productions and paved the way for alternative and external ways of funding productions...

  1. Dance learning in motion: global dance education

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    Brown, Ann Kipling; Koff, Susan R.; Meiners, Jeff

    2015-01-01

    the results of a survey questionnaire, which captures the narratives and contexts from lived experiences of university students and graduates in formal, informal and non-formal settings and how those are experienced. This initial study confirmed the power of dance and the significance of dance in peoples......Reports indicate that dance-learning experiences provided for young people in and outside schools impact positively upon young people’s learning in schools, as well as in pre-service and professional development programs for those who teach dance in various settings. Support of major dance...... organizations as well as the goals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) affirm the importance of dance education and encourage the research and practice to provide lifelong and intergenerational learning in, about and through dance education. This paper describes...

  2. in the wind clothes dance on a line. Performative inquiry: A (re)search methodology. Possibilities and absences within a space-moment of imagining a universe

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    Fels, Lynn Margaret

    in the wind clothes dance on a line is the conceptualization and articulation of performative inquiry as a research methodology within the field of education. Performative inquiry invites innovative and non-linear investigations, playing upon the multiple realities and interpretations of co-evolving worlds realized and recognized through creative action and interaction between researcher/teacher and participants/students within individual and shared, existing and imagined environments through motivating (im)pulse(s) of inquiry. Performative inquiry is elusively and momentarily balanced on the "edge of chaos" within the interstices of enactivism, complexity, interpretation, and performance. In articulating an ecological-cognitive reading of performance, I am in company with curricular theorists who envision curriculum as a journey and expression of students' and teachers' shared investigations within co-evolving landscapes of action and interaction. in the wind clothes dance on a line is a playful response to current conversations among researchers seeking recognition and articulation of arts-based processes as legitimate site(s) and praxis of research. Performative inquiry offers researchers---in drama education, in particular, and in education, in general---a theoretical and practical venue to investigate their fields of inquiry through an integrated vehicle of body, mind and imagination. This dissertation is informed by a three year science education research project (1995--1997) conducted with science educator, Karen Meyer. Our research investigated the teaching and learning of science education through drama and storytelling, culminating in a performance piece, Light Sound Movin' Around: What Are Monsters Made Of? Follow-up interviews with pre-service teachers speak eloquently to the possibility and power of performative inquiry as a research tool and learning vehicle in science education. in the wind clothes dance on a line has been imagined "in the air

  3. Drama: an appropriate tool in development support communication.

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    Moyo, F F

    1997-01-01

    Because it supports progress, drama embodies development and, thus, can be used to support development communication. In fact, drama is the most appropriate medium for effecting change for development because it 1) involves interpersonal communication; 2) broadens the meaning of development; 3) challenges assumptions, demands accountability, suggests remedies, and evaluates the totality of performance; 4) exploits the politics of possibility; 5) is inherently dialogue; 6) allows the target community to participation during the exposition, the conflict, and the resolution; 7) is easy to assimilate; and 8) provides access to any medium. Drama is especially appropriate in South Africa because children carry on a tradition of play-acting, South Africans exhibit politeness to strangers that makes them passively aggressive in resisting change, it allows the temporary removal of cultural barriers among members of households, and it resembles the oral tradition that was pervasive in the culture. Drama can impart greater legitimacy to topics originating from the community or fuse a totally new concept with local culture. It can be used as a tool to criticize political mismanagement, comment on social problems, question culture, debate religious matters, examine economic society, assist educational programs, assist health efforts, raise people's awareness about conservation, and help spread technological advancements. Drama allows more to be done than said and allows communities to be involved in development efforts.

  4. Ying Ruocheng’s Drama Translation

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    张璐

    2014-01-01

    Drama, together with fiction, poetry, and prose are four basic genres of literature. Those things played an important part in human civilization. But different from others, dramatic works will be eventually shown on the stage. And for this specific purpose, writing scripts is expected to focus on literature, and also the stage effect. Therefore playwright’s writing scripts shall be fully considered the effect of stage performances. As Bassett Susan said, in translation conversion process, the translators are simul-taneously faced with complicated factors like the language factors and others which are associated with the theatrical performances (Bassett 45). Ying Ruocheng is one of the outstanding representatives.

  5. The Therapist as Director of the Family Drama.

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    Andolfi, Maurizio; Angelo, Claudio

    1981-01-01

    Compares the therapist's function to that of a theatrical director who revises a play, the family drama, which the actors continue to recite according to an old script with a foregone conclusion. To achieve his goal, the therapist uses certain contextual elements to construct an alternative 'reading' of events. (Author)

  6. Drama, inklusion og udvikling af legekompetence i børnehaven

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    Sørensen, Merete

    2011-01-01

    the effects of process drama in two Danish kindergartens. The focus is firstly on whether it is possible for the children to develop social skills and play- competences within the process of drama, secondly on whether gaining this competences can support the inclusion of children who have a marginalized......Drama inclusion and development of play-competences in Kindergarten This report takes it’s starting point in an understanding of make-believe play, drama and other aesthetic activities as an indispensable and integral part of socialization, an understanding which is based on socio-cultural theory......, experiences and impressions, and develop understanding of itself, the other and the world it is a part of. However, recent Scandinavian research suggests that in there in kindergartens often are groups of children, who are not a part of the children's own play groups. These children are at risk of not only...

  7. Aesthetic Pursuit and Artistic Spirit of Dance Creation in the P.L.A. Academy of Art:Review on the Seminar of “Play Creation of Military Dance”%军艺舞蹈创作的美学追求与艺术精神--“军旅舞蹈剧目创作”学术研讨会综述

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    毛雅琛

    2016-01-01

    To celebrate the 55th anniversary of the founding of the P.L.A. Academy of Art, the seminar of “Play Creation of Military Dance” was held by the Dance Department in November 28th, 2015, in the assembly room in No. 3 Teaching Building. Over a hundred participated the seminar, among whom were well-known experts and scholars in and out of the army dance circles, as well as all the teaching staff and graduate students in the Dance Department. The participants reviewed the development course of the Dance Department, heatedly communicated and discussed issues on the department’s creation features, aesthetic pursuit, distinguished contributions to the development of military dance, and ides, present situation and to-be-solved problems on play creation of the military dance. All the speakers presented wonderful speeches.%为庆祝解放军艺术学院建院55周年,由舞蹈系主办的“军旅舞蹈剧目创作”学术研讨会于2015年11月28日隆重举行。来自军队和地方的舞蹈界知名专家、学者以及舞蹈系的全体教员、研究生100余人参加了此次研讨会。与会者回顾了军艺舞蹈系的发展历程,就军艺舞蹈系的创作特色、美学追求、对军旅舞蹈发展所作的突出贡献、军旅舞蹈剧目创作的理念、现状以及亟待解决的现实问题等进行了热烈的交流与讨论。

  8. The "Good Enough" Drama: Reinterpreting Constructivist Aesthetics and Epistemology in Drama Education

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    Rasmussen, Bjorn

    2010-01-01

    When we speak of quality in drama education, we apply different educational and aesthetic criteria. For example, improvised drama practices such as process drama, are closely associated to John Dewey's constructivist philosophy. What makes a drama qualitatively "good" within such a framework differs radically from criteria that are familiar in…

  9. Using drama to prevent teen smoking: development, implementation, and evaluation of crossroads in Hawai'i.

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    Mitschke, Diane B; Loebl, Karen; Tatafu, Elitei; Matsunaga, Doris Segal; Cassel, Kevin

    2010-03-01

    The use of drama as a preventive education measure has demonstrated success in various health promotion venues and offers promise in promoting positive youth attitudes and behavior change related to tobacco use. Especially important is a need to implement culturally relevant methods to reach youth. This article describes the development and implementation of a tobacco prevention drama for Asian and Pacific Islander youth. The resulting play, Crossroads, features a soap opera-style drama interspersed with humorous vignettes and multimedia effects and incorporates cultural cues, mannerisms, dress, and values consistent with Asian and Pacific Islander youth culture. Evaluation data indicate that the drama has an effect on audience knowledge, attitudes, and intended behavior, including a change in future intent to smoke cigarettes and the ability of audience members to develop connections with the characters in the play and apply concepts that are presented in the play to their own lives.

  10. Jaleo Dances, Direct Precedents of Flamenco Dances

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    Miguel Ángel Berlanga

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the historical connection between flamenco dancing and a kind of solo-dances, which took on special heyday between the last third of the eighteenth century and the fi rst half of the nineteenth. In addition, we argue its connection with other dances in the oldest Spanish theater. Zorongos, vitos, olés, cachuchas... although each of them had distinctive features, they also had some common features that justify they can be called jaleos, jaleo-dances, or theatrical Andalusian dances. We argue that tiranas were just jaleos songs. Furthermore we argue that the first flamenco dances can be considered “gypsized jaleos”, and its progressive technical refinement was due, mainly, to its continuous contact with the theatrical jaleos.

  11. A Brief Introduction to Chinese Drama

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    1993-01-01

    GREEK,Indian,and Chinese dramas are thethee most ancient dramas in the history ofthe world.Greek drama started between thesixth and fifth centuries B.C.;Indian,around thebeginning of me Christian era,and Chinese drama wasborn in the middle of the 12th centruy.Chinese dramahas been performed for the past 800 years and contin-ues to entertain audiences today.

  12. DRAMA--TRAGEDY (OEDIPUS, MACBETH, GHOSTS), COMEDY (THE RIVALS, MAJOR BARBARA). LITERATURE CURRICULUM V, TEACHER AND STUDENT VERSIONS.

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    KITZHABER, ALBERT R.

    TRAGIC AND COMIC FORMS OF DRAMA ARE EXPLORED IN THIS TWO-PART 11TH-GRADE LITERATURE UNIT. A SECTION ON TRAGEDY, TREATING THREE PLAYS, EMPHASIZES STRUCTURAL DIVISIONS, CONVENTIONS, AND SUBJECT MATTER PECULIAR TO THIS TYPE OF DRAMA. FOLLOWING A DISCUSSION OF THE CLASSICAL GREEK THEATRE AND THE ARISTOTELIAN VIEW OF TRAGEDY, THE FORM AND THEME OF…

  13. Cesium-137, a drama recounted; Cesio-137, um drama recontado

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    Vieira, Suzane de Alencar

    2013-01-15

    The radiological accident with Cesium-137, which started on Goiania in 1987, did not stop with the end of radiological contamination and continues in a judicial, scientific and narrative process of identification and recognition of new victims. The drama occupies a central place on the dynamics of radiological event, as it extends its limits, inflects its intensity and updates the event. As a narrative of the event, the ethnography incorporates and brings up to date the drama as an analysis landmark and the description of the theme as it is absorbed by a dramatic process. Cesium-137, a drama recounted is a textual experimentation based on real events and characters picked out from statements reported in various narratives about the radiological accident. (author)

  14. Drama-in-Schools in the Philippines

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    Pañares, Alice A.; Cabangon, Maria Gloriosa S.

    2016-01-01

    Drama in the Philippines has been an integral part of the lives of Filipinos. Drama-in-schools came about with the establishment of the formal school system during the Spanish and American period of colonisation of the Philippines. With the establishment of the public schools system, the American teachers introduced drama in the schools, as part…

  15. Theory of Creative Treason and Drama Translation

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    WANG Xiao-ting

    2015-01-01

    Due to the specific characteristic which is related to stage performance, the academic researches of drama translation have so far been limited. Before the mid 1970s, discussions about drama translation were mainly limited to the study of the trans⁃lated text of drama by applying the prescribed method of comparative analysis in order to explore the equivalence between the translation and the original. While after the mid 1970s, researches on drama translation started to be done by applying the descrip⁃tive method. Some translation theorists and scholars began to study the translated text of drama on the background of target lan⁃guage culture, which had made fruitful achievements. Recently, studies on drama translation mostly paid attention to such issues as the nature of drama translation, the purpose of drama translation, the characteristics of the translated text of drama, performabili⁃ty and orality in drama translation, transformation of dramatic culture and the status of drama translators, etc. By applying Xie Tianzhen’s theory of creative treason, this drama translation can be studied from a new perspective.

  16. Dance learning in motion: global dance education

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    Brown, Ann Kipling; Koff, Susan R.; Meiners, Jeff

    2015-01-01

    organizations as well as the goals of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) affirm the importance of dance education and encourage the research and practice to provide lifelong and intergenerational learning in, about and through dance education. This paper describes...... the results of a survey questionnaire, which captures the narratives and contexts from lived experiences of university students and graduates in formal, informal and non-formal settings and how those are experienced. This initial study confirmed the power of dance and the significance of dance in peoples...

  17. Drama techniques in teaching English as a second language to University students

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    Shraiber, E. G.; Yaroslavova, E. N.

    2016-01-01

    The article aims at topicality of drama techniques in teaching English as a second language at University which provides the basis for the development of linguistic and social skills of students as well as their personality and potentials. The main goal of the article is to disclose benefits of applying the drama teaching method in foreign language teaching and foreign language learning. The special emphasis is made upon role-plays as one of the most powerful drama-based techniques to be used...

  18. Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance.

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    Bläsing, Bettina; Calvo-Merino, Beatriz; Cross, Emily S; Jola, Corinne; Honisch, Juliane; Stevens, Catherine J

    2012-02-01

    Dance is a rich source of material for researchers interested in the integration of movement and cognition. The multiple aspects of embodied cognition involved in performing and perceiving dance have inspired scientists to use dance as a means for studying motor control, expertise, and action-perception links. The aim of this review is to present basic research on cognitive and neural processes implicated in the execution, expression, and observation of dance, and to bring into relief contemporary issues and open research questions. The review addresses six topics: 1) dancers' exemplary motor control, in terms of postural control, equilibrium maintenance, and stabilization; 2) how dancers' timing and on-line synchronization are influenced by attention demands and motor experience; 3) the critical roles played by sequence learning and memory; 4) how dancers make strategic use of visual and motor imagery; 5) the insights into the neural coupling between action and perception yielded through exploration of the brain architecture mediating dance observation; and 6) a neuroesthetics perspective that sheds new light on the way audiences perceive and evaluate dance expression. Current and emerging issues are presented regarding future directions that will facilitate the ongoing dialog between science and dance.

  19. When public service drama travels

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Waade, Anne Marit

    This paper will investigate how and to what extent the Danish public service broadcaster DR employs external funding for its drama productions. This investigation is carried out in order to discuss the schisms involved when a public service broadcaster – whose traditional obligations arguably...... such as canned programme export revenues, co-productions, pre-sale and format sale. We therefore believe it is relevant to explore how and to what extent DR makes use of external funding for its drama productions in order to discuss potential advantages and disadvantages in doing so for a public service...... pertain to the national sphere – becomes a player in the international market for television content and, as a consequence, partly reliant on international funding through either co-productions, canned programming export revenues, pre-sale or format sale. DR’s drama productions such as The Killing...

  20. When public service drama travels

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Nielsen, Jakob Isak; Waade, Anne Marit

    2016-01-01

    This article provides a detailed analysis of how the Danish public service broadcaster DR employs external funding for its drama productions. This investigation is carried out in order to discuss the schisms involved when a public service broadcaster – whose traditional obligations arguably pertain...... the last 15 years, our empirical data also show significant new patterns in production culture and international market orientation within DR. Interestingly, however, our study demonstrates the distinctive contribution that precisely DR’s public service remit has made to the quality of its drama...... assessed on the basis of existing theory and expert interviews conducted with significant industry professionals at DR’s Drama Division, DR Sales, German public broadcaster ZDF’s commercial sales arm ZDF Enterprises, and independent Danish production companies Nimbus Film and Miso Film. Specific cases...

  1. Rescuing Complementarity With Little Drama

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    Bao, Ning; Chatwin-Davies, Aidan; Pollack, Jason; Yuen, Henry

    2016-01-01

    The AMPS paradox challenges black hole complementarity by apparently constructing a way for an observer to bring information from the outside of the black hole into its interior if there is no drama at its horizon, making manifest a violation of monogamy of entanglement. We propose a new resolution to the paradox: this violation cannot be explicitly checked by an infalling observer in the finite proper time they have to live after crossing the horizon. Our resolution depends on a weak relaxation of the no-drama condition (we call it "little drama") which is the "complementarity dual" of scrambling of information on the stretched horizon. When translated to the description of the black hole interior, this implies that the fine-grained quantum information of infalling matter is rapidly diffused across the entire interior while classical observables and coarse-grained geometry remain unaffected. Under the assumption that information has diffused throughout the interior, we consider the difficulty of the informat...

  2. Dance in The Netherlands

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    Wildschut, E.M.M.

    2005-01-01

    The aim of my lecture is to give you an overview of the history of Dutch theatre dance. I will show you the richness of our dance landscape by the video examples. Dutch theatre dance has no long tradition and it is this lack of tradition that made dancers and choreographers curious for new elements

  3. Dance Education in Korea

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    Byeon, Jae-Kyung

    2012-01-01

    Despite a structured physical education system and related policies, dance education in Korea largely exists as a course in name only, without achieving its unique goals. It lacks standards within the physical education curriculum, which indicates that dance education is not conducted properly. Thus, the content and level of dance education vary…

  4. Dance Therapy: Focus on Dance VII.

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    Mason, Kathleen Criddle, Ed.

    This document is a collection of essays by various authors on the subject of dance therapy. Dance therapy, in the introduction of this document, is defined as a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist utilizes movement interaction as the primary means of accomplishing therapeutic goals. The document is divided into five parts: a)…

  5. American 'committed' drama in Slovene theatres

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    Igor Maver

    1994-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is essentially to demonstrate that the delayed stagings of American 'committed' plays, written in the thirties and produced in Slovene theatres immediately after World War Two in the late forties and fifties, were often miscontextualized and partly misinterpreted by the literary critics of the period. This was only in the early post-war years largely due to the need to serve the then ruling ideology and to comply with the criteria of Marxist aesthetisc, especially that of a radical social criticism. However, the later stagings particularly of Arthur Miller's and also Tennessee Williams's plays, did not see the same phenomenon, for it was they that assured the popularity of the American post-war drama on Slovene stages and, even more importantly, helped Slovene theatre to come off age in the sixties.

  6. Oral Aesthetics and the Power of Symbols in the Plays of Derek Walcott and Bate Besong

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    Higher Teachers Training College Yaounde

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Although song and dance are independent art, they are being employed adequately in today’s theatrical production as dramatic elements. This paper examines the relevance of songs as an aspect of oral aesthetics in the plays of Derek Walcott and Bate Besong. It also argues that like any other aspect of drama, Walcott and Besong succeeded in using songs and dances to play the triple roles of informing, educating and entertaining. Furthermore, this paper stresses the importance of symbolism in revealing the playwrights aesthetic ideologies. The playwright’s attribute symbolic meaning or significance to setting, characters, objects, events, actions and relationships with the principal intention of commenting on the deteriorating nature of their various postcolonial societies. Framed on the basis of the New Historicist assumption that, every text of literature reflects both within and without itself. The analyses in this paper, reveal that, in their attempts to conceive an independent national cultural identity, the playwrights use songs and symbolic vocabularies that are recognisably indigenous or at least different from European representations, but yet intelligible within a global grammar of post-war politics. The various songs and symbols that permeate the works under study, play multiple roles and carry various meanings if read within the context of the postcolonial societies they all set out to represent. The playwrights succeeded in crystallising songs and symbols into veritable instruments of conscientisation and revolution.

  7. Drama for Classroom and Stage.

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    Johnson, Albert and Bertha

    This book with a three-part format contains information which the would-be thespian needs to know for maximum enjoyment and success in stage activities. The first part, "Heritage," traces the history and development of the theater from primitive ritual through the drama of classical Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, and modern Europe and America,…

  8. The Future of TV Drama

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup

    2015-01-01

    The future of television – and particularly of TV drama – was widely on the Danish industry agenda in June with the Copenhagen Future TV Conference and an international seminar on producing, selling, programming and remaking TV series. Eva Novrup Redvall reports....

  9. Creative Drama as Stimulation Strategy

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    LaVista, Daniel J.

    1977-01-01

    Defines the concepts of simulation and creative drama within educational contexts and outlines six basic elements common to both concepts. Available from: Children's Theatre Review, American Theatre Association, 1029 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Suite 402, Washington, D.C. 20005. (MH)

  10. American Drama through Chinese Eyes.

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    Brown, Joanne

    An American instructor taught a 5-week course on the family in American drama to a group of graduate English majors on the campus of Hebei Teachers' University in the People's Republic of China. The instructor learned as much about Chinese culture as the students learned about American culture. Lecture is the standard pedagogy even in graduate…

  11. Drug addiction therapy. A dance to the music of time.

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    Goodison, L; Schafer, H

    1999-10-21

    Dance therapy can play a useful role in the treatment and rehabilitation of women with drug addiction. It works by raising self-esteem through an improved relationship with the body, giving women the strength to help combat their habit. The benefits of dance therapy for women at the detox unit of Holloway Prison have been confirmed by prison staff.

  12. French Society Abroad: The Popularization of French Dance throughout Europe, 1600-1750

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    Adam Paul Rinehart

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the dissemination of French dance, dance notation, and dance music throughout Europe, and it explains the reasons why French culture had such an influence on other European societies from 1600-1750. First, the paper seeks to prove that King Louis XIV played a significant role in the outpour of French dance and the arts. Next, the paper discusses prominent French writers of dance notation who influenced the spread of French dance literature and training throughout Europe. Finally, the paper delineates European composers and their involvement in the development and production of French dance music. Using academic, peer-reviewed journal articles, books, and other scholarly sources, this paper seeks to accurately present the information in an orderly fashion. The paper contains visual evidence of dance and music notation to assist the reader in understanding the subject matter. Additionally, theories of contemporary authors as well as authors from the time period are discussed to present concrete evidence. The two main types of dance discussed in the paper are ballroom and court dances, which were prominent within the French royal court. One major finding of the research is the fact that French court and ballroom dances were specifically designed to communicate the power and prestige of King Louis XIV; consequently, other European countries were influenced to strive for similar prestige. Another finding is that many forms of French dance notation were translated and published in other countries, which increased the use of French dance throughout Europe. Musically, European composers such as Handel and Mozart included elements of French dance music in their compositions, and thus played a significant role in prevalence of French dance music throughout Europe. Overall, this paper proves that French dance received wide recognition due to political influence, availability of dance notation, and the involvement of prominent composers.

  13. From Palace Stage to Screen---Brief Discussion on the Transplant of Chinese Classical Dance in the Contemporary Films and TV Plays%从宫廷舞台走向荧屏影视--略谈中国古典舞在当代影视中的移植

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    2014-01-01

    中国古典舞蹈在当代为了时代审美需求而主动与影视结缘。在电影《十面埋伏》和《神话》中展现了传统的“花鼓舞”“孔雀舞”,适应了剧情的需要且赋予其新的表现形式。在电视剧《杨贵妃秘史》和《甄嬛传》中,唐代的“霓裳羽衣舞曲”与“惊鸿舞”也纷纷植入,但前者很好地体现了其审美价值,后者的演绎则并不如人意。可见,中国古典舞在艺术精神传承方面任重道远,与影视结缘,既是机遇亦是挑战。%Nowadays , Chinese classical dance has a close relationship with films and TV plays conforming to the need of the era .In House of Flying Daggers and Legend,Hugou and peacock dances were shown in order to meet the need of plot and given the new forms .In Yang secret history and The Legend of Zhen Huan, feather dress dance and surprise dances were transplanted , the former embodied its beauty , but the latter didn 't. Therefore, there is a still long way to undertake the classical dance.

  14. Shaanxi Song and Dance Troupe’s Performance Tour in Japan

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    2012-01-01

    <正>Sixty-eight performances in 71 days covering 39 cities—that was the incredible achievement of a 50-member Shaanxi Song and Dance Troupe that toured Japan from May 10 to July 15.An audience totaling 90,000 person-times enthusiastically watched the troupe perform the epic song and dance drama Moon Over Chang’an.The troupe was sent by the CPAFFC at the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association of Japan.Diplomats of the Chinese Embassy and consulates in

  15. Return to Play

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    Mangan, Marianne

    2013-01-01

    Call it physical activity, call it games, or call it play. Whatever its name, it's a place we all need to return to. In the physical education, recreation, and dance professions, we need to redesign programs to address the need for and want of play that is inherent in all of us.

  16. Exposure to classroom sound pressure level among dance teachers in Porto Alegre (RS

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    Nehring, Cristiane

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Dance teachers are exposed to high sound intensities. Aim: To verify the sound intensity of music used by dance teachers during classes. Method: This was a transversal and prospective study. Dance teachers were evaluated with a sociodemographic questionnaire, and sound intensity level measurements were taken at the beginning, middle, and end of dance classes. Results: The sample comprised 35 teachers (average age, 31.8 years. The duration of their career as dance teachers was 1-37 years; they worked daily for approximately 1-10 h. Among the classes followed, there were 15 (42.85% classical ballet classes, 4 (11.42% tap dancing lessons, 5 (14.28% jazz dance classes, 2 (5.71 Arab dance lessons, 6 (17.14% street dance classes, and 3 (8.57% ballroom dancing lessons. The average values observed at the beginning, middle, and end of the classes were 80.91 dB (A, 83.22 dB (A, and 85.19 dB (A, respectively. The music played in the street dance classes exposed teachers to the highest sound intensity. Conclusion: The average level of sound intensity of the dance classes in this study was either below or equal to the limit considered harmful for hearing health. Analysis of different class types showed that the sound densities of street, ballroom, and tap dance classes were above the recommended limits.

  17. Drama: Same Difference--Diversity and Mutuality of Process and Practice--National Drama Conference 2011

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    Gyokery, Lisa; Lam, Van Va; Hida, Norifumi; Kim, Su-yuon; Efthymiou, Antri; Frost, Wendy; Lewis, Janine; Broekman, Kirsten

    2012-01-01

    This article presents reviews of different conferences that focus on drama education. It first presents six perspectives on " Drama: same difference: diversity and mutuality of process and practice--National Drama Conference 2011," held in Swansea University, UK, 11-14 April 2011. Then it presents reviews of "2011 African Theatre…

  18. Tarantella-Nora’s Dance of Desire

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    2016-01-01

    As one of the most well-known plays of Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House’s publishment and premiere in 1879 aroused great controversy on the ideas and beliefs reflected in this play. The female protagonist, Nora, is especially the center of dispute. In Act II, a scene of Nora’s dancing Tarantella is worth discussing. It can not only be understood as a way of relieving, but the two men who gives Nora much pressure as well. Tarantella is also a dance of desire which leads to her breakaway from the love-less marriage and her departure from the family.

  19. We’ll dance

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    2016-01-01

    We’ll danceWe’ll dance away the fears, the tears, the lullabiesThe monsters creeping byTurning the scars to bluesWe’ll danceWe’ll sing away the pains and the tongue-twisted liesThe darkness crawling inAnd the wind growing wildWe’ll danceWe’ll just turn on the lights of weird hopes cast asideThe people passing byPutting on brand new smilesWe’ll danceBurning bright in disguise when the faces turn coldClinging to stories of oldOf aliens, sores and dance hallsAnd we’ll believe(January 2016)...

  20. Some Problems of the Kazakh Drama Study

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The article discusses theoretical and literary problems of national drama in the Kazakh literary of 1960s-1980s, analyzes the most significant works, devoted to the study of innovation in the poetry and the drama of the Kazakh system of genres, comprehensively studies literary tradition in scientific and methodological literature and determined its role in the development of the Kazakh drama

  1. Dance talent development

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    Chua, Joey

    2015-01-01

    This qualitative study examined the culture-specific forms of dance talent development. Due to the scant and uneven literature in the field of dance talent development, this study firstly aimed at exploring the various theories and research methodologies underpinning current dance talent development literature. The other aims were to better understand how various catalysts and processes enhanced dancers development at different stages and helped guide students in actualizing their potential....

  2. Congruence of rituals and theatre. The use of drama for religious ceremony

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    Cosmin Tudor Ciocan

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available I have started this research as a response to a pejorative question that religious rituals are merely theatrical, and the personnel involved nothing else but actors; beyond this there is nothing any religion suggests, e.g. healing, divine touch, blessings et.al. This paper is about rituals and their meanings and roles played as in social drama and theatre play. Considering the relationship between ritual and theatre to be reciprocal I will use their functions to evaluate the process of religious ceremonies and the role they play for adherents/participants, as if they would be attending a play. Religious Studies and Drama joint study offers the opportunity to combine two complementary humanities subjects, as both drama and religion are mainstays of cultural practice.

  3. Folk musical dramas portray population issues. Gurgaon.

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    1994-01-01

    The State Population Education Cell of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) is now testing the use of folk musical dramas in promoting population messages. Being the language of the hearts, it is expected that about 50,000 students, teachers and members of the community will be oriented about the problems arising from rapid population growth through folk musical dramas. These musical dramas are innovative vehicles adopted under the Village Adoption and Population Education Laboratory Schools by the SCERT. It follows three phases. The first phase required poet teachers to develop three folk musical dramas on the themes of status of women and gender disparity, importance of small family and population growth and its impact on environment. The second phase saw the staging of these folk musical dramas in two adopted schools. The presentations were video taped and recorded into audio-video cassettes. For the last phase, another workshop will be organized to convene teacher poets to develop more folk musical dramas on the themes of adolescent problem, aging problem, mother and child care, delayed marriage, status of women and population growth and environment. The video cassettes produced previously will be used in the training of teachers, students and heads of schools on the development of folk musical dramas. After editing these dramas, they will be published in the form of booklets to promote wider dissemination to schools, which can stage these ready-made folk musical dramas during school celebrations and during the Population Education Week.

  4. Sharing the dance -

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    He, Jing; Ravn, Susanne

    2017-01-01

    to the highly specialized field of elite sports dance, we aim at exploring the way in which reciprocity unfolds in intensive deliberate practices of movement. In our analysis, we specifically argue that the ongoing dynamics of two separate flows of movement constitute a shared experience of dancing together....... In this sense, moving together, in sports dance, is a practical way of understanding each other. In agreement with Zahavi, our analysis emphasizes the bi-directed nature of sharing. However, at the same time, we contribute to Zahavi’s ongoing endeavour as the special case of sports dance reveals how reciprocity...

  5. Nordic Dance Spaces

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    three complementary perspectives. One looks at the interplay between politics and larger global flows on the one hand and the movements of dance and dancers on the other. Another looks at the contribution of localized activities such as dance festivals, competitions and cultural mobility pro......-grammes to the transnational movements within dance. The third looks at the ways in which the impact of the transnational context is supported, resisted or commented upon either by the general public, in the dance itself or by the dancers themselves. The book presents a critical analysis of cul-tural location, relocation...

  6. Dance in physical rehabilitation.

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    Hecox, B; Levine, E; Scott, D

    1976-08-01

    Dance shows promise as an efficient, effective, and exhilarating physical therapy modality, with inherent sources of motivation for long-term neurological and orthopedic patients in a hospital or community setting. Four years' experience in adapting dance to the purpose of therapy in a group setting is described. The dance program developed combines the theories and techniques of physical therapy with the expressive, creative, and intellectual challenge of dance using music and other artistic motivating stimuli. Several dimensions of the modality are discussed and positive results are noted, through concrete illustrations.

  7. PHYSICAL DISABILITY AND DRAMA ACTIVITY

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    Suzana KRAJNC JOLDIKJ

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Drama activity presents a great challenge for ado­lescents with physical disabilities, and at the same time it provides them with much experience for life.Adolescents are educated through theatrical activ­ity; they test numerous new roles, develop their attitude towards the art culture, and most of all they get the insight into different life situations, which have not been known to many of them so far. By experiencing different roles, an adolescent gets personal recognition, undergoes a process of personal changing and thus tests his or her per­sonal perceptions of life.As regards drama activity we follow the presump­tion saying that being different is also an advan­tage.The main purpose of the drama activity is gradu­ally realized through the programme: getting to know yourself and the theatre medium in general. Adolescents meet the multilayered communication and public appearance, which helps them in their personal life.

  8. Performing the Future. On the Use of Drama in Philosophy Courses for Science Students

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    Toonders, Winnie; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Zwart, Hub

    2016-10-01

    Drama is a relatively unexplored tool in academic science education. This paper addresses in what way the use of drama may allow science students to deepen their understanding of recent developments in the emerging and controversial field of neuro-enhancement, by means of a case study approach. First, we emphasise the congruency between drama and science, notably the dramatic dimension of experimental research. Subsequently, we draw on educational literature to elaborate the potential of using drama as a teaching modality, specifically focusing on the ethical and moral dimensions of future techno-scientific innovations. Our case study consisted of a drama experiment as a module in a philosophy course on human enhancement. Twenty-two students from various science disciplines performed multiple roles, as authors, actors, audience and reviewers. Qualitative data were collected on the educational process and student performance during the course, i.e. observations and video recordings of class discussions, group work and plays, interviews and questionnaires. Our drama experiment proved to be effective in enabling students to explore and relate to a future life world affected by enhancement technologies. It allowed them to deepen their awareness of social and ethical implications of neuro-technologies and of the different viewpoints people may have on this issue in academic, professional or everyday settings. Moreover, drama allowed them to develop a reflexive position of their own in the neuro-enhancement debate by enacting a moral dilemma in front of an audience. Our results confirm the potential of drama as a tool for exploring techno-scientific futures in science education.

  9. Performing the Future - On the Use of Drama in Philosophy Courses for Science Students

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    Toonders, Winnie; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Zwart, Hub

    2016-10-01

    Drama is a relatively unexplored tool in academic science education. This paper addresses in what way the use of drama may allow science students to deepen their understanding of recent developments in the emerging and controversial field of neuro-enhancement, by means of a case study approach. First, we emphasise the congruency between drama and science, notably the dramatic dimension of experimental research. Subsequently, we draw on educational literature to elaborate the potential of using drama as a teaching modality, specifically focusing on the ethical and moral dimensions of future techno-scientific innovations. Our case study consisted of a drama experiment as a module in a philosophy course on human enhancement. Twenty-two students from various science disciplines performed multiple roles, as authors, actors, audience and reviewers. Qualitative data were collected on the educational process and student performance during the course, i.e. observations and video recordings of class discussions, group work and plays, interviews and questionnaires. Our drama experiment proved to be effective in enabling students to explore and relate to a future life world affected by enhancement technologies. It allowed them to deepen their awareness of social and ethical implications of neuro-technologies and of the different viewpoints people may have on this issue in academic, professional or everyday settings. Moreover, drama allowed them to develop a reflexive position of their own in the neuro-enhancement debate by enacting a moral dilemma in front of an audience. Our results confirm the potential of drama as a tool for exploring techno-scientific futures in science education.

  10. Tango or Waltz?: Putting Ballroom Dance Style into Tempo Detection

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    Schuller, Björn; Eyben, Florian; Rigoll, Gerhard

    2008-01-01

    Rhythmic information plays an important role in Music Information Retrieval. Example applications include automatically annotating large databases by genre, meter, ballroom dance style or tempo, fully automated D.J...

  11. Kazakh Traditional Dance Gesture Recognition

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    Nussipbekov, A. K.; Amirgaliyev, E. N.; Hahn, Minsoo

    2014-04-01

    Full body gesture recognition is an important and interdisciplinary research field which is widely used in many application spheres including dance gesture recognition. The rapid growth of technology in recent years brought a lot of contribution in this domain. However it is still challenging task. In this paper we implement Kazakh traditional dance gesture recognition. We use Microsoft Kinect camera to obtain human skeleton and depth information. Then we apply tree-structured Bayesian network and Expectation Maximization algorithm with K-means clustering to calculate conditional linear Gaussians for classifying poses. And finally we use Hidden Markov Model to detect dance gestures. Our main contribution is that we extend Kinect skeleton by adding headwear as a new skeleton joint which is calculated from depth image. This novelty allows us to significantly improve the accuracy of head gesture recognition of a dancer which in turn plays considerable role in whole body gesture recognition. Experimental results show the efficiency of the proposed method and that its performance is comparable to the state-of-the-art system performances.

  12. Assessment in Elementary Dance Education

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    Englebright, Krissa; Mahoney, Meg Robson

    2012-01-01

    In this article, two public school elementary dance educators share their experiences developing and implementing dance performance assessments. The assessments were developed for the State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assess student learning in dance education and bring dance assessment to an equal platform…

  13. Assessment in Elementary Dance Education

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    Englebright, Krissa; Mahoney, Meg Robson

    2012-01-01

    In this article, two public school elementary dance educators share their experiences developing and implementing dance performance assessments. The assessments were developed for the State of Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assess student learning in dance education and bring dance assessment to an equal platform…

  14. Flick keeps dancing as music plays on

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    Läti lennufirma Air Baltic juht ja Baltijas aviacijas sistemas kaudu selle osanik Bertolt Flick teatas, et võib riigi käest kõik ettevõtte aktsiad ära osta ja et kavandab uue lennufirma loomist Leedus

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    Läti lennufirma Air Baltic juht ja Baltijas aviacijas sistemas kaudu selle osanik Bertolt Flick teatas, et võib riigi käest kõik ettevõtte aktsiad ära osta ja et kavandab uue lennufirma loomist Leedus

  16. Tangled roots: Kalenda and other neo-African dances in the circum-Caribbean

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    Julian Gerstin

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigates descriptions of Afro-Caribbean dances in early chronicles and historical material. Author focuses on choreography, as well as on musical instruments and their use. He pays special attention to descriptions of the Martinican kalenda dance. He discusses descriptions from the 18th c. of black Caribbean dance in French and other colonies, by priests and others, of the kalenda as a couple dance within a ring, and descriptions of other widespread early dances in the Caribbean, such as chica. Author notes that in these early descriptions the authors focus obsessively on eroticism, thus simplifying and exaggerating the dances as sexual, and ignoring their variety. Further, he analyses early chronicles on other widespread dances in the circum-Caribbean, such as stick-fighting dances, bamboula, djouba, and belair, comparing with present-day Caribbean dances, and on "challenge dancing" involving a dance soloist "challenged" by a lead drummer, found, for instance, in kalenda and rumba. In addition, the author focuses on the dances' musical accompaniment by drums, and the drum types and methods, specifically transverse drumming and drumming with sticks on the side of the drum, found today in kalenda, and other Caribbean styles. He points at the inaccuracy of some chronicles, mixing up dance names, and recurring superficiality and stereotypes. He nonetheless concludes from them that slaves from the Congo/Angola region probably played a crucial role in forming these early dance styles, and that their spread was connected with French colonialism and slavery and migrations from (once French colonies. He describes probable Congolese/Angolan influences, such as pelvic isolation, challenge dances, couple dancing within a circle, and transverse drumming, but indicates that these are over time combined with other African and other influences.

  17. Dance for Older Adults.

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    Pruett, Diane Milhan, Ed.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Dance programs for older adults that encourage exercise and socializing are described in six articles. Program guidelines of the American Alliance Committee on Aging are explained, and other articles emphasize a movement education approach that may involve intergenerational contact. A dance program held in a worship setting is also discussed. (PP)

  18. Automatic Dance Lesson Generation

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    Yang, Yang; Leung, H.; Yue, Lihua; Deng, LiQun

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, an automatic lesson generation system is presented which is suitable in a learning-by-mimicking scenario where the learning objects can be represented as multiattribute time series data. The dance is used as an example in this paper to illustrate the idea. Given a dance motion sequence as the input, the proposed lesson generation…

  19. Professionalism in Dance Education

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    Koff, Susan R.; Mistry, Gianna Limone

    2012-01-01

    Professionalism in Dance Education is a complex construction. It can be imposed from the outside (degree completed, job status, salary) or can be identified from the professional herself. Seven graduate dance education students were interviewed with specific focus on the transition from student to professional and the feelings surrounding this…

  20. Using Drama in the French Immersion Program.

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    Shacker, Deborah L.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Analyzes the nature of the oral language interactions of French immersion students involved in a group drama about the early settlers. Finds that four language functions (informative, directive, expressive, and imaginative) were characteristic of children's interactions during group drama. Finds relationships between type of session and the…

  1. Drama-based training in the workplace

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    Attard, Pauline

    2003-01-01

    There exists a variety of participative methods that can be utilised for effective workplace learning. One such medium is the use of drama. Drama-based training is both accessible and experiential. Organisations are making increasing use of this technique to help employees understand the variety of issues that arise at the workplace.

  2. Culture and the Creative Drama Teacher.

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    Courtney, Richard

    1989-01-01

    Discusses the effect of culture on creative drama. Provides an overview of the following features of creative drama in cultures previously examined: identification, mediation, transformation, empathy, metaphor and symbol, structures and dynamics, roles, communication, and audience. Summarizes emergent issues and relates them to the nature and…

  3. Beyond Imitation and Representation: Extended Comprehension of Mimesis in Drama Education

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    Rasmussen, Bjorn

    2008-01-01

    In order to understand the complexity of mimesis and dramatic playing, and to perhaps acknowledge a great variety of play forms and modes in theatre art and drama education, one may look beyond hegemonic and highly restricted understandings of mimesis in arts and society. This article will suggest different models of mimesis that provide possible…

  4. Teatro! Hispanic Plays for Young People.

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    Vigil, Angel

    This collection of 14 folk drama scripts is drawn from the Hispanic culture and traditions of the American Southwest and designed for use in educational settings. The plays are short, simple, and easy to produce. A single play can fill a class period, while several plays grouped together would make a school assembly. Six plays, intended for grades…

  5. Teatro! Hispanic Plays for Young People.

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    Vigil, Angel

    This collection of 14 folk drama scripts is drawn from the Hispanic culture and traditions of the American Southwest and designed for use in educational settings. The plays are short, simple, and easy to produce. A single play can fill a class period, while several plays grouped together would make a school assembly. Six plays, intended for grades…

  6. Partner Ballroom Dance Robot -PBDR-

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    Kosuge, Kazuhiro; Takeda, Takahiro; Hirata, Yasuhisa; Endo, Mitsuru; Nomura, Minoru; Sakai, Kazuhisa; Koizumi, Mizuo; Oconogi, Tatsuya

    In this research, we have developed a dance partner robot, which has been developed as a platform for realizing the effective human-robot coordination with physical interaction. The robot could estimate the next dance step intended by a human and dance the step with the human. This paper introduce the robot referred to as PBDR (Partner Ballroom Dance Robot), which has performed graceful dancing with the human in EXPO 2005, Aichi, Japan.

  7. Teaching and Learning Geometry in Drama Based Instruction

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    Ubuz, Behiye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman

    2016-01-01

    This paper explains what drama-based instruction is and offers insights into the phases in drama-based instruction. Further, examples of drama-based lessons in geometry related to ring and circle, and altitude of a triangle together with the teacher and students perceptions related to the strengths and limitations of drama based instruction in…

  8. Rural Ritual Drama under the Context of Zhuang Wizard%壮族师巫语境下的乡村仪式演剧

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    金钱伟; 杨树喆

    2013-01-01

    Through relating with the rural ritual dramas under the context of Zhuang Wizards, it is found Shigong drama, a combination of song, dance and drama, stems from religious worship. It is a kind of rural art of worshipping ghosts and gods, giving thanks to the heaven and earth, praying for good harvests and safeness;it had its own unique organizing and performing customs.%联系壮族师巫语境探讨乡村仪式演剧,发现其融歌、舞、戏为一体的师公戏源于宗教祭祀,属于民间拜鬼神、谢天地,为族群酬神祈福禳灾,为生活求丰收保平安的乡村艺术,具备自身特有的组织习俗和演出习俗。

  9. DANCE in developing and injured lung.

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    Jean, Jyh-Chang; Eruchalu, Ifeanyi; Cao, Yu Xia; Joyce-Brady, Martin

    2002-01-01

    We identified rat developing arteries and neural crest derivatives with multiple epidermal growth factor-like domains (DANCE) as a developmentally regulated gene using suppression-subtractive hybridization. Northern analysis confirmed a fivefold induction of this mRNA transcript between fetal day 18 and 20 that persisted through postnatal day 17. The level was declining at postnatal day 21 and was similar in adult lung to that at fetal day 18. In adults DANCE mRNA abundance was highest in lung, kidney, and spleen, lower in heart, skeletal muscle, and brain, but absent from liver and thymus. It was abundant in pulmonary artery endothelium and a lung epithelial type 2 cell line, barely detectable in vascular smooth muscle, and absent in fibroblasts. In situ hybridization revealed a regulated pattern of expression in endothelial cells of fetal, postnatal, and adult lung. Because DANCE mRNA was inducible in systemic arteries during recovery from injury, we searched for induction in lung injured by hyperoxia. Mouse DANCE mRNA abundance was unchanged during an acute 3-day exposure period, induced threefold 5 days into the recovery phase, and returned to baseline at days 8, 11, and 14. In situ hybridization at day 5 suggested a diffuse pattern of induction. DANCE may play a role in lung endothelial cell biology during development repair after injury.

  10. Grammar of Dance Gesture from Bali Traditional Dance

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    Yaya Heryadi

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Automatic recognition of dance gesture is one important research area in computer vision with many potential applications. Bali traditional dance comprises of many dance gestures that relatively unchanged over the years. Although previous studies have reported various methods for recognizing gesture, to the best of our knowledge, a method to model and classify dance gesture of Bali traditional dance is still unfound in literature. The aim of this paper is to build a robust recognizer based on linguistic motivated method to recognize dance gesture of Bali traditional dance choreography. The empiric results showed that probabilistic grammar-based classifiers that were induced using the Alergia algorithm with Symbolic Aggregate Approximation (SAX discretization method achieved 92% of average precision in recognizing a predefined set of dance gestures. The study also showed that the most discriminative features to represent Bali traditional dance gestures are skeleton joint features of: left/right foot and left/right elbow.

  11. Rescuing complementarity with little drama

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    Bao, Ning [Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology,1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena (United States); Bouland, Adam [Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (United States); Chatwin-Davies, Aidan; Pollack, Jason [Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology,1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena (United States); Yuen, Henry [Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley (United States)

    2016-12-07

    The AMPS paradox challenges black hole complementarity by apparently constructing a way for an observer to bring information from the outside of the black hole into its interior if there is no drama at its horizon, making manifest a violation of monogamy of entanglement. We propose a new resolution to the paradox: this violation cannot be explicitly checked by an infalling observer in the finite proper time they have to live after crossing the horizon. Our resolution depends on a weak relaxation of the no-drama condition (we call it “little-drama”) which is the “complementarity dual” of scrambling of information on the stretched horizon. When translated to the description of the black hole interior, this implies that the fine-grained quantum information of infalling matter is rapidly diffused across the entire interior while classical observables and coarse-grained geometry remain unaffected. Under the assumption that information has diffused throughout the interior, we consider the difficulty of the information-theoretic task that an observer must perform after crossing the event horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole in order to verify a violation of monogamy of entanglement. We find that the time required to complete a necessary subroutine of this task, namely the decoding of Bell pairs from the interior and the late radiation, takes longer than the maximum amount of time that an observer can spend inside the black hole before hitting the singularity. Therefore, an infalling observer cannot observe monogamy violation before encountering the singularity.

  12. Science as drama

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    Crease, R.P. [Department of Philosophy, State University of New York, Stony Brook (United States) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (United States)]. E-mail: rcrease@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

    2006-09-15

    Ludwig Boltzmann, who died 100 years ago this month, played a critical role in the development of thermodynamics. However, he was just one of a colourful cast of characters in a hugely dramatic story, says Robert P Crease. Lazare Carnot (1753-1823), a military engineer whose particular talent is uncovering and eliminating administrative and mechanical inefficiency, publishes a treatise on water-powered machines. Follow the water, he writes: the maximum power depends on how great a distance it falls. Track down and eradicate sources of waste to make your machine work better. Count Rumford (1753-1814), soldier of fortune and amateur scientist, is in Munich. Keen to reveal the mysteries of heat, he puts a six-pound brass cannon in a vat of water, inserts a drill bit driven by a winch, hitches up a horse to the winch, and finds that enough heat has been generated through the drilling to boil the water in two-and-a-half hours. He concludes that the caloric theory- formulated by Antoine Lavoisier, a former husband of one of Rumford's mistresses - is wrong, because the heat is obviously a form of motion coming from the friction between the bit and the cannon. Sadi Carnot (1796-1832), a quiet engineer, returns from his father Lazare's deathbed. Determined to carry on his father's work, he composes Reflections on the Motive Power of Heat. Follow the heat, he writes. Caloric in a heat engine, like water in a water engine, is conserved as it flows from hot to cold, and the maximum power depends on the magnitude of the temperature drop. The most efficient machine is modelled by an ideal cycle of expansion and compression in which the engine works reversibly, the caloric being conserved in going back and forth between the two temperature endpoints with no heat loss due to friction or dissipation. This is a key insight, but Reflections is almost totally ignored. He publishes nothing more, then catches scarlet fever, brain fever and cholera, before dying, aged 36

  13. WHEN PROSE DANCES AND DANCE WALKS

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    Ana Marques Gastão

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available To Paul Valéry, prose follows the less action path, as in marching in a straight line, and poetry, as in dancing – in as much as it is a «system of acts» – it not only intends to go nowhere but it remains in its own realisation, creating its own purpose. Why then does his prose contain this commanded impulse, led by desire, and his poetry does not, since they are so often one and the same? In this essay, looking at works by Rainer Marie Rilke, Fernando Pessoa, António Vieira and Yvette K. Centeno, I develop the idea that, very often, to establish a distinction between genres can be impractical and useless, if one considers concepts such as march/walk and dance from a choreographic perspective. Even if it be a possible question and since it has nevertheless been the object of study by scholars of all times, why is it undertaken? Why can’t prose be danced to, and poetry marched to? Can the walking essence unconsciously dance?

  14. A drama of growth and recognition. Drama in therapy with abused children.

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    Martin, J

    1993-04-01

    1. Psychodrama is a form of psychotherapy which uses drama as its main medium. 2. It has four main stages: warm-up, action, sharing and re-integration. Each stage has therapeutic elements in its own right. 3. Psychodrama is adaptable to a variety of settings and situations. 4. It has various forms, such as sociodrama and monodrama, and is separate from drama therapy, which centres on metaphor and its relationship with drama, although the two can often be used in partnership.

  15. Injuries in Irish dance.

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    Stein, Cynthia J; Tyson, Kesley D; Johnson, Victor M; Popoli, David M; d'Hemecourt, Pierre A; Micheli, Lyle J

    2013-12-01

    Irish dance is growing in popularity and competitiveness; however, very little research has focused specifically on this genre of dance. The purpose of this study was to analyze the types of dance injuries incurred by Irish dancers. A chart review was performed to identify all injuries associated with Irish dance seen in the sports medicine or orthopaedic clinics at the investigators' hospital over an 11-year period. "Injury" was defined as any dance-related pain or disorder that led to evaluation in the clinics. Survey data were also collected from study participants. Ultimately, 255 patients from over 30 different schools of dance were seen with injuries directly related (726 clinic visits) or partially related (199 visits) to Irish dance. Participants ranged in age from 4 to 47, with 95% (243/255) under the age of 19. These 255 patients received 437 diagnoses. Almost 80% of the injuries (348/437) were attributable to overuse, and 20.4% were acute and traumatic injuries (89/437). Ninety-five percent (95.9%) of injuries involved the hip or lower extremity. The most common sites were the foot (33.2%), ankle (22.7%), knee (19.7%), and hip (14.4%). Typical diagnoses were tendon injury (13.3%), apophysitis (11.4%), patellofemoral pain and instability (10.8%), stress injury (10.1%), and muscle injury (7.8%). The majority of traumatic injuries were seen in clinic within 3 weeks, but less than a quarter of overuse injuries were seen that quickly. The most common treatment, prescribed to 84.3% of patients, was physical therapy and home exercises, and the majority of dancers (64.3%) were able to return to full dance activity after injury.

  16. Dancing beyond exercise: young people's experiences in dance classes

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    Gardner, SM; Komesaroff, P; Fensham, R.

    2008-01-01

    Dance classes in urban settings may have a role in health-promotion programmes seeking to increase physical activity amongst young people. However, little is so far known about the motivations, experiences or health outcomes of those participating in dance classes. This qualitative study of young people attending recreational dance classes addressed motivations, the nature of the class experience, and implications for health and well-being. Data show that young dance participants' experiences...

  17. Global impact of Danish drama series

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    2016-01-01

    In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama.......In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama....

  18. Global impact of Danish drama series

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    2016-01-01

    In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama.......In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama....

  19. Foreign Dramas Transformed into Chinese Operas

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    SEVENTY years ago,in 1922,Shakespeare′s famous dramaThe Merchant of Venice wasadapted for Peking opera and per-formed by the noted Peking operaactor Xia Keshan.This was the firstforeign drama put on the Chinesestage in local opera formIn the eighteenth and nine-teenth centuries the Yuan DynastyOpera The Orphan of the Zhal Family

  20. Archaeology for Dance: An Approach to Dance Education

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    Lopez y. Royo, Alessandra

    2002-01-01

    The paper proposes that existing methodologies for dance studies can be extended through consideration of recently developing methodologies from social archaeology. It is first argued that an archaeological perspective on dance is enriching for archaeology, whose recent interest in dance as a focus of investigation can be seen as an attempt to…

  1. The National Dance Association: The Leader in Dance Education

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    Kinderfather, Kathleen; Hearn, Colleen Porter

    2010-01-01

    From the earliest years of what is now AAHPERD, American dance education has exerted a strong presence. In 1932 the National Section on Dance was established, and in 1979 the capital letter "D" ceremoniously became a part of AAHPERD. Visionaries such as Gulick and Margaret H'Doubler (who is credited with creating the first dance major program in…

  2. Motor simulation without motor expertise: enhanced corticospinal excitability in visually experienced dance spectators.

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    Corinne Jola

    Full Text Available The human "mirror-system" is suggested to play a crucial role in action observation and execution, and is characterized by activity in the premotor and parietal cortices during the passive observation of movements. The previous motor experience of the observer has been shown to enhance the activity in this network. Yet visual experience could also have a determinant influence when watching more complex actions, as in dance performances. Here we tested the impact visual experience has on motor simulation when watching dance, by measuring changes in corticospinal excitability. We also tested the effects of empathic abilities. To fully match the participants' long-term visual experience with the present experimental setting, we used three live solo dance performances: ballet, Indian dance, and non-dance. Participants were either frequent dance spectators of ballet or Indian dance, or "novices" who never watched dance. None of the spectators had been physically trained in these dance styles. Transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to measure corticospinal excitability by means of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs in both the hand and the arm, because the hand is specifically used in Indian dance and the arm is frequently engaged in ballet dance movements. We observed that frequent ballet spectators showed larger MEP amplitudes in the arm muscles when watching ballet compared to when they watched other performances. We also found that the higher Indian dance spectators scored on the fantasy subscale of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index, the larger their MEPs were in the arms when watching Indian dance. Our results show that even without physical training, corticospinal excitability can be enhanced as a function of either visual experience or the tendency to imaginatively transpose oneself into fictional characters. We suggest that spectators covertly simulate the movements for which they have acquired visual experience, and that empathic abilities

  3. Motor Simulation without Motor Expertise: Enhanced Corticospinal Excitability in Visually Experienced Dance Spectators

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    Jola, Corinne; Abedian-Amiri, Ali; Kuppuswamy, Annapoorna; Pollick, Frank E.; Grosbras, Marie-Hélène

    2012-01-01

    The human “mirror-system” is suggested to play a crucial role in action observation and execution, and is characterized by activity in the premotor and parietal cortices during the passive observation of movements. The previous motor experience of the observer has been shown to enhance the activity in this network. Yet visual experience could also have a determinant influence when watching more complex actions, as in dance performances. Here we tested the impact visual experience has on motor simulation when watching dance, by measuring changes in corticospinal excitability. We also tested the effects of empathic abilities. To fully match the participants' long-term visual experience with the present experimental setting, we used three live solo dance performances: ballet, Indian dance, and non-dance. Participants were either frequent dance spectators of ballet or Indian dance, or “novices” who never watched dance. None of the spectators had been physically trained in these dance styles. Transcranial magnetic stimulation was used to measure corticospinal excitability by means of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in both the hand and the arm, because the hand is specifically used in Indian dance and the arm is frequently engaged in ballet dance movements. We observed that frequent ballet spectators showed larger MEP amplitudes in the arm muscles when watching ballet compared to when they watched other performances. We also found that the higher Indian dance spectators scored on the fantasy subscale of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index, the larger their MEPs were in the arms when watching Indian dance. Our results show that even without physical training, corticospinal excitability can be enhanced as a function of either visual experience or the tendency to imaginatively transpose oneself into fictional characters. We suggest that spectators covertly simulate the movements for which they have acquired visual experience, and that empathic abilities heighten

  4. Dance Your Way to Fitness

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    ... Better heart health Stronger muscles Better balance and coordination Stronger bones Lower risk of dementia Improved memory Reduced stress More energy Improved mood Types of Dance There are dance styles to fit almost anyone ...

  5. A novel Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) system for in-home training of stepping ability: basic parameters of system use by older adults.

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    Smith, S.T.; Sherrington, C.; Studenski, S.A.; Schoene, D.; Lord, S.R.

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: This series of studies was conducted to develop and establish characteristics of exercise videogame play in older adults. The videogame was a modified version of the popular Dance Dance Revolution (DDR; Konomi). METHODS: Participants aged >/=70 were asked to make simple step movements

  6. A novel Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) system for in-home training of stepping ability: basic parameters of system use by older adults.

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    Smith, S.T.; Sherrington, C.; Studenski, S.A.; Schoene, D.; Lord, S.R.

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: This series of studies was conducted to develop and establish characteristics of exercise videogame play in older adults. The videogame was a modified version of the popular Dance Dance Revolution (DDR; Konomi). METHODS: Participants aged >/=70 were asked to make simple step movements

  7. Teachers' Reconceptualization of Young Children's Identities and Abilities through Research-Based Drama Professional Development

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    Kilinc, Sultan; Chapman, Kathryn; Kelley, Michael F.; Adams, Korbi; Millinger, Jenny

    2016-01-01

    This study examines how the Early Years Educators at Play (EYEPlay) professional development (PD) program transformed preschool teachers' reconceptualization of children's learning identities and abilities. The EYEPlay PD model was a yearlong program, which integrated drama strategies into literacy practices within classroom contexts.…

  8. Blurring Boundaries: Drama as a Critical Multimodal Literacy for Examining 17th-Century Witch Hunts

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    Schroeter, Sara; Wager, Amanda C.

    2017-01-01

    This article illustrates how critical multimodal literacy practices engage secondary students to further explore differences and similarities between past and present instances of discrimination within a process drama, where students and teachers explore a topic through unscripted role-play. Data from a classroom-based ethnography are drawn on to…

  9. Using Intermodal Psychodrama to Personalize Drama Students' Experience: Two Case Illustrations

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    Orkibi, Hod

    2011-01-01

    J. L. Moreno (1889-1974), the founder of psychodrama, argued against legitimate theater, asserting it is a "rigid drama conserve," a finished product of the preceding creative process. In particular, Moreno protested against the centripetal manner in which actors of legitimate theater assimilate a role from a written play: an external material,…

  10. Students Awareness towards Traditional Cultural Dances in Sarawak, Malaysia

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    Ahmad R. Albattat

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Malaysia has many ethnic groups, and each ethnic group has own custom and tradition that most Malaysians are not aware, especially traditional dances. Among the Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak, situated in the Borneo Island have the most diverse ethnic groups in Sarawak. It has more than 30 ethnic groups. Each of the ethnic groups has its own language, cultures and lifestyle. In this regards, this research focuses on the main ethnic groups of Sarawak which are Orang Ulu, Malays, Melanau, Bidayuh, Chinese and Ibans. The aim of this study is to investigate the level of awareness among the Management and Science University (MSU students regarding their level of awareness and knowledge about traditional dances of Sarawak. The data were gathered by distributing questionnaires among MSU students. The data were then analysed using SPSS system version 18.0. Results concluded that, most of MSU students have limited knowledge about Sarawak traditional dances. Interests, internet, performing arts clubs and family background are the independent variable factors to learn and gain knowledge about Sarawak traditional dances. The level of awareness among MSU students towards Sarawak traditional dances can be enhanced through events and special occasions to increase level of awareness towards Sarawak cultures. The government plays a major role in introducing Sarawak cultures to the whole of Malaysia. Future studies could focus on factors that influence the level of awareness towards Sarawak traditional dances, and the contribution of Sarawak’s traditional dances to Malaysia’s cultural and heritage tourism.

  11. A Secondary School Drama Teacher's Experience of Drama in the Curriculum in 2015

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    Hennessy, Laura

    2016-01-01

    This article offers a perspective on Drama as a separate subject within the UK secondary school curriculum from the point of view of a working Head of a Drama department. I explore the various concerns a teacher of this subject must consider when planning a curriculum within their school, including breadth and depth of content and assessment of…

  12. The Social Habitus of Drama: The Ontario Drama Curriculum in Theory and Practice

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    Gallagher, Kathleen

    2016-01-01

    In this article, the author considers the place of drama in the formal curriculum in Ontario, Canada by considering its position in relation to curriculum theory and the texts that formally articulate it as a discipline to be taught in schools. The drama curriculum in Ontario aims to engage young people in activities and experiences that invite…

  13. Drama and Possibility Thinking--Taiwanese Pupils' Perspectives regarding Creative Pedagogy in Drama

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    Lin, Yu-sien

    2010-01-01

    The aim of the study was to examine how drama fosters children's everyday creativity, its relationship with creative pedagogy, and what teachers can provide for children's development in creativity in an Asian context. A series of drama lessons were designed and taught to two six-grade (11-12 years old) classes by involving pedagogical strategies…

  14. Pedagogical Dramas and Transformational Play: Realizing Narrative through Videogames Design

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    Barab, Sasha A.; Dodge, Tyler; Ingram-Goble, Adam; Volk, Charlene; Peppler, Kylie; Pettyjohn, Patrick; Solomou, Maria

    Whereas traditionally stories involve an author, a performer, and an audience, much of the power of videogames as media for advancing narrative springs from their affordance for the player to occupy more than one role—and sometimes all three—simultaneously. In the narratively-rich videogames that we design, players have the opportunity to perform actions, experience consequences, and reflect on the underlying social values that these situations were designed to engage. Here, our focus is on the use of these games to engage children in experiencing ideological struggles associated with realizing social commitments. Toward this end, we will present our theoretical argument for the power of games as a contemporary story medium, grounding this discussion in the demonstration of three game design projects and their implementations.

  15. Speaking without words: Zorba's dance

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    Hnaraki Maria

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Anthony Quinn 'teaching dance' on the island of Crete to the music of Mikis Theodorakis is a popular image that portrays Greeks as extremely emotional passionate and spontaneous. This paper shows the importance of dancing in Greek culture and how Greeks talk through their body by examining Kazantzakis character, Zorba, who 'has many things to say but would rather dance them'.

  16. The integration of creative drama into science teaching

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    Arieli, Bracha (Bari)

    This study explored the inclusion of creative drama into science teaching as an instructional strategy for enhancing elementary school students' understanding of scientific concepts. A treatment group of sixth grade students was taught a Full Option Science System (FOSS) science unit on Mixtures and Solutions with the addition of creative drama while a control group was taught using only the FOSS teaching protocol. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses demonstrated that students who studied science through creative drama exhibited a greater understanding of scientific content of the lessons and preferred learning science through creative drama. Treatment group students stated that they enjoyed participating in the activities with their friends and that the creative drama helped them to better understand abstract scientific concepts. Teachers involved with the creative drama activities were positively impressed and believed creative drama is a good tool for teaching science. Observations revealed that creative drama created a positive classroom environment, improved social interactions and self-esteem, that all students enjoyed creative drama, and that teachers' teaching style affected students' use of creative drama. The researcher concluded that the inclusion of creative drama with the FOSS unit enhanced students' scientific knowledge and understanding beyond that of the FOSS unit alone, that both teachers and students reacted positively to creative drama in science and that creative drama requires more time.

  17. DANCE AS A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION: THE OWIGIRI DANCE EXPERIENCE

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    Dr. Sunday Doutimiariye Abraye, Rudolph Kansese

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    Full Text Available Dance, as one of the performing arts is mostly used for entertainment. In this case, the art form is largely seen as an aesthetic enterprise with little or no utilitarian value. However, some dances, in spite of their being aesthetic are influenced by utilitarian components or movements. This is the situation with the owigiri dance which was initiated as an aesthetic work of art is driven by other traditional dances. These traditional dances such as penge, abo, agene, owu, konkonba, osundu and feletei have cultural annotations and interpretations. The appreciation of the owigiri performance therefore as an aesthetic art, especially at social gatherings should always be done with cultural interpretations of movements and materials used in the dance. This is the legitimate way the owigiri dance can be appreciated wholly as a means of communication.

  18. "Dance for Your Health": Exploring Social Latin Dancing for Community Health Promotion

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    Iuliano, Joseph E.; Lutrick, Karen; Maez, Paula; Nacim, Erika; Reinschmidt, Kerstin

    2017-01-01

    The goal of "Dance for Your Health" was to explore the relationship between social Latin dance and health as described by members of the Tucson social Latin dance community. Social Latin dance was selected because of the variety of dances, cultural relevance and popularity in Tucson, and the low-key, relaxed atmosphere. Dance has been…

  19. Sports dance artistic expression culture analysis

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    Chen Zegang

    2017-01-01

    At present, the sports dance has entered every stage of the people’s life, has become the public’s favorite sport. Sports dance has been well developed. This article mainly uses the literature material law to carry on the detailed analysis to the sports dance constitution, elaborated in detail the sports dance artistic expression. The composition of sports dance elements; sports dance is a form of dance art show; sports dance through the dance art can be divided into three aspects, namely, fo...

  20. Doing a Dialogic Dance

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    Frølunde, Lisbeth

    2013-01-01

    , and phenomenological approaches to arts therapy. A general characteristic of using visual methods is that they promote emergence and transformation of meanings. Typically, many associations and metaphors emerge and alter rapidly as people work collaboratively with images and stories in a workshop setting. My...... experience is that the use of visual and narrative methods is a dance with participants, which I conceptualize as a mutual meaning-making process that emerges in a specific context. In the discussion, I consider how I try to develop a dialogic dance inspired by a dialogic understanding of empowerment...

  1. Using Drama To Enhance the Reading of Narrative Texts.

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    Hertzberg, Margery

    The language of drama (movement, sound, and energy) is as old as drama itself. Its place within a multiliteracies framework needs to be articulated because drama is another medium that can be used to help students interpret and communicate the meanings of themes in narrative texts (Pascoe, 1999; Wagner, 1998). The process of enactment enables…

  2. A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of a Yoruba Song-Drama

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    Olateju, Moji. A.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a multimodal discourse analysis of a story that has been turned into a Yoruba song-drama, highlighting the ideational, interpersonal and textual aspects of the song-drama. The data is a short song-drama meant to teach children importunity, determination and hard work through persistence. The multimodal and narrative conventions…

  3. Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Drama Based Instruction

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    Bulut, Neslihan

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of pre-service mathematics teachers related to drama-based instruction. For this purpose, effects of a drama-based mathematics course on senior class pre-service mathematics teachers' knowledge about drama-based instruction and teacher candidates' competencies for developing and…

  4. Ravens at Play

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    Deborah Bird Rose

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available ‘We were driving through Death Valley, an American-Australian and two Aussies, taking the scenic route from Las Vegas to Santa Cruz.’ This multi-voiced account of multispecies encounters along a highway takes up the challenge of playful and humorous writing that is as well deeply serious and theoretically provocative. Our travels brought us into what Donna Haraway calls the contact zone: a region of recognition and response. The contact zone is a place of significant questions: ‘Who are you, and so who are we? Here we are, and so what are we to become?’ Events were everything in this ecology of play, in which the movements of all the actors involved the material field in its entirety. We were brought into dances of approach and withdrawal, dances emerging directly, to paraphrase Brian Massumi, from the dynamic relation between a myriad of charged particles.

  5. Drama is the powerful magic in lanugage teaching——Impression on the Drama Class in Canada

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    杨学兰

    2008-01-01

    Drama as a new concept to be a teaching strategy has the power magic to improve students' language learning, it can create the students'imagination, it can develop the students'cooperation and creative ability, it can show their empathize about others, it's a dramatic arts approach. The students are not only inside Drama, but also inside the language of Drama.

  6. Drama is the powerful magic in lanugage teaching——Impression on the Drama Class in Canada

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    Yang Xuelan

    2009-01-01

    Drama as a new concept to be a teaching strategy has the power magic to improve students'language learning, it can create the students'imagination, it can develop the students' cooperation and creative ability, it can show their empathize about others, it'a dramatic arts approach. The students are not only inside Drama, but also inside the language of Drama.

  7. Computer games may be good for your health: shifting healthcare behavior via interactive drama videogames.

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    Silverman, Barry G; Mosley, Josh; Johns, Michael; Weaver, Ransom; Green, Melanie; Holmes, John; Kimmel, Stephen; Holmes, William

    2003-01-01

    There is increasing evidence that interactive learning systems have an important role in reducing health risks and improving general health status. This theater style demonstration is aimed at harnessing people's passions for videogames and the movies, and a major purpose of this research is to explore alternative ways for a game generator to help authors to introduce entertainment and free play as well as learning by teaching into role playing games and interactive dramas that are behavioral interventions in disguise.

  8. Spiritual and Corporeal Nature of Body in Drama “The Seagull” of Anton P. Chekhov

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    Waligorska-Olejniczak, Beata

    2011-01-01

    The paper focuses on the interpretation of gestures in the drama "The Seagull" perceived as the specific Chekhovian language which sometimes turns out to be more meaningful than the verbal sphere of his plays. We analyse behavioural sphere of the characters in relation to the concept of spiritual nature of the body described by Alexander Lowen. We come to the conclusion that economical kinetics in Chekhov's plays constitutes one of the features which allows the poetics of the Russian playwrig...

  9. Césio-137, um drama recontado

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    Suzane de Alencar Vieira

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O acidente radiológico com césio-137, desencadeado na cidade de Goiânia no ano 1987, não se encerra com o fim da contaminação radiológica e se estende a um processo judicial, médico-científico e narrativo de identificação e reconhecimento de novas vítimas. O drama ocupa um lugar central na dinâmica do evento radiológico ao estender seus limites, modular sua intensidade e atualizá-lo a cada nova narrativa. A etnografia, enquanto uma narrativa sobre o evento, incorpora e atualiza o drama como marco da análise e da descrição do tema e é também absorvida no processo dramático. O césio-137, drama recontado é um experimento textual dessa pesquisa e busca relatar uma história baseada em personagens e acontecimentos reais extraídos de depoimentos reportados em diversas narrativas sobre o acidente radiológico.The radiological accident with Cesium-137, which started on Goiania in 1987, did not stop with the end of radiological contamination and continues in a judicial, scientific and narrative process of identification and recognition of new victims. The drama occupies a central place on the dynamics of radiological event, as it extends its limits, inflects its intensity and updates the event. As a narrative of the event, the ethnography incorporates and brings up to date the drama as an analysis landmark and the description of the theme as it is absorbed by a dramatic process. cesium-137, a drama recounted is a textual experimentation based on real events and characters picked out from statements reported in various narratives about the radiological accident.

  10. Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives

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    Russell JA

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Jeffrey A Russell Division of Athletic Training, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA Abstract: Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated physical capacities are required to perform at a high level. The standard complement of athletic attributes – muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic energy utilization, speed, agility, coordination, motor control, and psychological readiness – all are essential to dance performance. In dance, as in any athletic activity, injuries are prevalent. This paper presents the research background of dance injuries, characteristics that distinguish dance and dancers from traditional sports and athletes, and research-based perspectives into how dance injuries can be reduced or prevented, including the factors of physical training, nutrition and rest, flooring, dancing en pointe, and specialized health care access for dancers. The review concludes by offering five essential components for those involved with caring for dancers that, when properly applied, will assist them in decreasing the likelihood of dance-related injury and ensuring that dancers receive optimum attention from the health care profession: (1 screening; (2 physical training; (3 nutrition and rest; (4 specialized dance health care; and (5 becoming acquainted with the nature of dance and dancers. Keywords: dance, injuries, injury prevention, fitness, wellness, health

  11. Dancing building prevents collapse

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    Visscher, R.

    2007-01-01

    In future, anybody caught inside a building during an earthquake need no longer fear the roof collapsing on them. Thanks to the use of composite materials, all the building will do is dance along, riding the waves of the earthquake. At least, according to Professor Ir. Adriaan Beukers of the

  12. Dancing With the World

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    2010-01-01

    Ballet, the dance created for court performances in Renaissance Europe that reached into the world of high art in early 17th century France, has long been loved by Chinese. As early as the 1920s, andinto the 1950s and 1960s when the country was alienated from the

  13. Dancing building prevents collapse

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    Visscher, R.

    2007-01-01

    In future, anybody caught inside a building during an earthquake need no longer fear the roof collapsing on them. Thanks to the use of composite materials, all the building will do is dance along, riding the waves of the earthquake. At least, according to Professor Ir. Adriaan Beukers of the Aerospa

  14. Dancing with Words

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    Schwartz, Jeffrey

    2004-01-01

    The interdisciplinary collaboration is a type of subversive activity that helps the students and teachers to see beyond the traditional subject boundaries. A high school teacher's collaboration with the dance instructor helped students to understand and see Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal Dreams" in a new way.

  15. Careers in Dance.

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    Weeks, Sandra

    Trends in the current job market in the field of dance are identified, and aspects, such as personal qualifications, training requirements, income potential, and employment possibilities, are discussed. Employment opportunities in the professional world, the field of education, and the corporate environment are explored. Career opportunities for…

  16. Preferred Dance Tempo

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    Dahl, Sofia; Huron, David; Brod, Garvin

    2014-01-01

    In two experiments participants tuned a drum machine to their preferred dance tempo. Measurements of height, shoulder width, leg length, and weight were taken for each participant, and their sex recorded. Using a multiple regression analysis, height and leg length combined was found to be the bes...

  17. Dancing with Miriam

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    Cunningham, Kathy

    2010-01-01

    Miriam Schapiro (b. 1923) is that rarity: a famous, living woman artist. In trying to reinforce the idea of contemporary women in art, the author chose to introduce her sixth-graders to Schapiro's work. In this article, the author describes how her students created dancing figures which were inspired by Schapiro's series of "Rondo" dancers.

  18. Dancing building prevents collapse

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    Visscher, R.

    2007-01-01

    In future, anybody caught inside a building during an earthquake need no longer fear the roof collapsing on them. Thanks to the use of composite materials, all the building will do is dance along, riding the waves of the earthquake. At least, according to Professor Ir. Adriaan Beukers of the Aerospa

  19. Dancing with Miriam

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    Cunningham, Kathy

    2010-01-01

    Miriam Schapiro (b. 1923) is that rarity: a famous, living woman artist. In trying to reinforce the idea of contemporary women in art, the author chose to introduce her sixth-graders to Schapiro's work. In this article, the author describes how her students created dancing figures which were inspired by Schapiro's series of "Rondo" dancers.

  20. Dance and Technology

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    2004-01-01

    I would like to start this seminar on dance and technology with a video fragment. It is part of a documentary about Merce Cunningham. In this documentary he explains the working method used for the performance Biped. The performance was made in 1999. At that time Merce Cunningham was 80 years old, a

  1. Dance and Special Education

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    Munsell, Sonya E.; Bryant Davis, Kimberly E.

    2015-01-01

    Arts activities have been included in the educational curriculum of public schools for a number of years. Most often, course offerings in the arts consist of visual art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. Although not as common, dance has also been included in the educational curriculum. Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that…

  2. AstroDance: Teaching Astrophysics Through Dance?

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    Noel-Storr, Jacob; Campanelli, M.; Bochner, J.; Warfield, T.; Bischof, H.; Zlochower, Y.; Nordhaus, J.; Watkins, G.; NSF CRPA AstroDance Team

    2014-01-01

    Through a collaboration involving scientists, artists and educators, members of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology we developed a unique project for Communicating Research to Public Audiences. The project used dance and multi-media theater techniques to expose a broad audience, about half of which is comprised of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, to an aesthetic, educational performance representing the concepts of gravitational physics in astrophysical settings. Since deaf and hard-of-hearing people rely heavily on visual communication for learning and gaining access to information, dance and multi-media theater provide a kinesthetic and visual experience that is fully accessible to them, as well as hearing audience members, and help facilitate their learning and development of non-linguistic representations of concepts. Here we present the results of our research into the learning outcomes for the diverse audiences of this project in terms of both knowledge and attitudes towards science.

  3. DRAMA AS IMAGINATIVE HYPNOTIC IMPULSE: A POSTULATE ...

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    Man's relationship with these forces involves some form of ritual acting ... memory recall or memory projection through the sensory organs. The final .... sacrifices, incantations, music, song and dance, and the possessed gains a prophetic ...

  4. SPECIFIC OF GENRE OF I.S. TURGENEV’S DRAMA “THE NEGLIGENCE”

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    Яна Назирбековна Исакова

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Opinions about genre of the I.S. Turgenev’s play «The Negligence» are mixed. A drama sketch attracts attention.  In the article considered the features of dramatic conflict and genre Turgenev’s play «The Negligence». Necessary, analyzing the key judgments of critics, researchers, scientists, and to identify the genre of the play features dramatic conflict.Methods:To achieve this goal using a range of methods and approaches of the various areas of knowledge, in the first place, cultural and literary studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the problem requires an integrated approach that combines cultural studies, literary-historical, comparative, artistic aspects of the analysis of texts.Results:Turgenev's play «The Negligence» is a difficult genre formation in which manifested traits melodrama, a romantic drama, the play-scene elements of psychological drama.Application:Analysis of genre affiliation plays can learn more particularly Turgenev’s dramatic works.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12731/2218-7405-2013-5-4

  5. Mating success follows duet dancing in the Java sparrow

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    Iwama, Midori

    2017-01-01

    Mutual interactions between sexes have multiple signalling functions. Duet singing in songbirds is related to mutual mate guarding, joint resource defence, and signalling commitment. Coordinated visual displays of mating pairs are thought to perform similar functions, but are less well understood. The current study evaluated mutual interactions in an Estrildid species to explore the relative importance of duet dancing and male singing in mating success of pairs in a first encounter. When Java sparrows (Lonchura oryzivora) court prospective mates, only males sing. However, both males and females perform courtship dances, often in a duet-like manner. These dances are typically terminated by female copulation solicitation displays (CSDs). In the current study, we observed higher mating success when courtship dances were mutually exchanged, and when males sang. However, the sex initiating the courtship did not affect mating success. Most females produced CSDs after duet dancing but before hearing the entire song, indicating that duet dancing played a crucial role in mating. This finding highlights an unexplored aspect of duetting behaviour in the process of mutual mate choice. These results conflict with the majority of past songbird research, which has interpreted songs as primary behavioural sexual signals. PMID:28273111

  6. “手打朝阳得胜鼓,足跳三山五岳神”——传统剧种“洪山戏”初探%On the Traditional Drama Hongshan Drama

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    彭钰

    2012-01-01

    洪山戏是流行于来安及周边地区的稀有剧种,它起源于明末清初的"傩",从"傩"发展到香火戏。到了清代中叶,在香火戏的基础上形成了洪山戏。对它的历史、音乐、表演形式等多个层面进行研究,以此来展现这个历史悠久,韵味独特,乡土气息浓厚的地方戏。%Hongshan Drama is a rare drama which is popular in Lai'an County.It originates from Nuo and developed into an incense play in late Ming and early Qing Dynasty.In the middle of Qing Dynasty,Hongshan Drama appears based on incense plays.The thesis will study Hongshan Drama from its history,music and performance forms,thus to show this unique drama with strong local flavor and a long history.

  7. The Dancing History Collection: Cultural Dances, Part 1. Chapter 5: Argentina, Viva Jujuy

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    Beck, Jill

    2001-01-01

    The Dancing History Collection provides new source materials for inquiry in dance history and culture, using reconstruction as a methodology for research. The emphasis of the Collection is to enable the performance of representative movement from different places and times, to deepen dance research practice that has relied heavily on viewing dances. The Dancing History Collection: Cultural Dances, Part 1 contains nine dances from six countries: Israel; Vietnam; India; Nigeria; Argentina and F...

  8. Differences in some physical characteristics and motor abilities at dance active and dance inactive children

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    Petrič, Anja

    2012-01-01

    In Degree dissertation titled “Differences in some physical characteristics and motor abilities at dance active and dance inactive children” we compared some physical characteristics and motor abilities in the two groups of children: the ones that are taking the interests in dance and the ones that are not interested in dance. In theoretical part of dissertation we presented the offer of dance schools in Slovenia, projects School dance festival, recognition of dance in elementary schools, in...

  9. HCI challenges in Dance Education

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    K.El Raheb

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Dance learning is by nature multimodal, while dance practice presents a wide diversity across genres and contexts. Choreography and artistic contemporary dance performances have been using interactive technologies to support their creative process for several decades. Nevertheless the use of interactive technologies to support dance learning and education is still relatively immature and raises many challenges and interesting questions when it comes to choosing the appropriate human computer interaction methods. In this paper, we present the characteristics of dance teaching and learning in relation to interactive technology and we highlight the points/feedback that dance, as a field of mastering expressive movement, can bring to the design of whole-body interaction experiences.

  10. Bulgarian folk dances at CERN

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    Roberto Cantoni

    2010-01-01

    On Sunday 29 August, the Bulgarian folklore dance group Rhythm visited CERN. After their visit to the ATLAS visitor centre and the SM18 hall, they performed a show in the Pump Room, introducing CERN people to the musical traditions of their country.   The visit of the Bulgarian dance group was organized by Zornitsa Zaharieva, a member of the Beams Department, and Svejina Dimitrova, Director of the Varna Astronomical Observatory. “The students were enthusiastic about the opportunity to visit CERN”, says Zornitsa. “The idea of the performance came from the dance group itself, who wanted to express their gratitude for being given this chance”. The group, comprising around 25 children aged between 11 and 16 from the city of Varna, was hosted by the CERN Dancing Club. For their show, the young dancers, choreographed by Tashka Pavlova, performed traditional dances and songs from different Bulgarian regions. “As a member of the CERN Dancing Club com...

  11. Using drama to target risky behaviours in Papua New Guinea.

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    Sommi, S S; Peter, W; Bisai, N

    2000-06-01

    This paper discusses the collaborative work between Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Lae, and the Seeds Performing Arts Theatre, which adopted the approach of using drama to target risky behaviors in the country. In a baseline study on knowledge, behavior and practice among target groups, results showed that general knowledge about sexually transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS is very poor in these groups. In addition, there is a continued practice of risky behaviors, which could lead to HIV infection among these groups. In view of such, drama presentations were undertaken to disseminate information to specific audiences. Scripts and songs were written and a flip chart was created to show the statistics on HIV/AIDS. In addition, role playing, which included references to factors facilitating the transmission of HIV was given. In 1998, a total of performances were given to over 3000 people: 12 for transport industry and sex workers, and 2 for general communities. Moreover, two other local theater groups were trained on HIV/AIDS topics.

  12. Periodic Convergences: Dance and Computers

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    deLahunta, Scott

    2002-01-01

    Published in German and English, this chapter is one of deLahunta's major outputs to emerge from a group of related research outputs, concerning "dance and technology". In it he explores the history of the convergence between dance and computers from the 1960s to the 1990s, arguing that this convergence has been periodic, involving particular artists at particular times, rather than producing a genre of work (as others have speculated). As the mainstream of contemporary dance evolved alongsid...

  13. Drama to Enhance the Speaking Skills of EFL/ESL Learners

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    戈国梁

    2014-01-01

    The paper starts with introducing the definition of drama. Then, many drama techniques are introduced. Next, Advan-tages of using drama techniques are discussed. Nonetheless, some problems in using drama in ESL/EFL are pointed out. The pa-per concludes that drama offers a useful educational tool to support communicative language teaching for EFL/ESL learners.

  14. Tutoring System for Dance Learning

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    Kannan, Rajkumar; Ramadoss, Balakrishnan

    2010-01-01

    Recent advances in hardware sophistication related to graphics display, audio and video devices made available a large number of multimedia and hypermedia applications. These multimedia applications need to store and retrieve the different forms of media like text, hypertext, graphics, still images, animations, audio and video. Dance is one of the important cultural forms of a nation and dance video is one such multimedia types. Archiving and retrieving the required semantics from these dance media collections is a crucial and demanding multimedia application. This paper summarizes the difference dance video archival techniques and systems. Keywords: Multimedia, Culture Media, Metadata archival and retrieval systems, MPEG-7, XML.

  15. Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives.

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    Russell, Jeffrey A

    2013-09-30

    Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated physical capacities are required to perform at a high level. The standard complement of athletic attributes - muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic energy utilization, speed, agility, coordination, motor control, and psychological readiness - all are essential to dance performance. In dance, as in any athletic activity, injuries are prevalent. This paper presents the research background of dance injuries, characteristics that distinguish dance and dancers from traditional sports and athletes, and research-based perspectives into how dance injuries can be reduced or prevented, including the factors of physical training, nutrition and rest, flooring, dancing en pointe, and specialized health care access for dancers. The review concludes by offering five essential components for those involved with caring for dancers that, when properly applied, will assist them in decreasing the likelihood of dance-related injury and ensuring that dancers receive optimum attention from the health care profession: (1) screening; (2) physical training; (3) nutrition and rest; (4) specialized dance health care; and (5) becoming acquainted with the nature of dance and dancers.

  16. Preventing dance injuries: current perspectives

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    Russell, Jeffrey A

    2013-01-01

    Dancers are clearly athletes in the degree to which sophisticated physical capacities are required to perform at a high level. The standard complement of athletic attributes – muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic energy utilization, speed, agility, coordination, motor control, and psychological readiness – all are essential to dance performance. In dance, as in any athletic activity, injuries are prevalent. This paper presents the research background of dance injuries, characteristics that distinguish dance and dancers from traditional sports and athletes, and research-based perspectives into how dance injuries can be reduced or prevented, including the factors of physical training, nutrition and rest, flooring, dancing en pointe, and specialized health care access for dancers. The review concludes by offering five essential components for those involved with caring for dancers that, when properly applied, will assist them in decreasing the likelihood of dance-related injury and ensuring that dancers receive optimum attention from the health care profession: (1) screening; (2) physical training; (3) nutrition and rest; (4) specialized dance health care; and (5) becoming acquainted with the nature of dance and dancers. PMID:24379726

  17. Mental Images towards the Concept of Drama

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    Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to examine the mental images of preschool teacher candidates related to the concept of drama via metaphors. We questioned these questions; "What are the metaphors or mental images of teacher candidates?," "Under which conceptual categories are these metaphors or mental images can be collected?" and…

  18. Pedagogy, Process Drama, and Visual Anthropology.

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    Jensen, Amy Petersen; Ashworth, Julia

    2003-01-01

    Notes that media shapes the way young people contextualize their world. Suggests that process drama could be a pedagogical forum where theater practitioners and young people could use dramatic tools to explore the form and content of the omnipresent media in its historical, social, political, and personal contexts. Provides examples of what this…

  19. Danish TV Drama: Production, Audiences and Texts

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    Jacobsen, Ushma Chauhan; Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    calls for alternative explanations. This special issue wants to investigate the Danish television drama as an empirical object of analysis because its rise to international fame can shed light on recent changes and developments within the international television landscape and industry and within...

  20. Newspaper Twitter: Applied Drama and Microblogging

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    Wotzko, Rebecca

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the use of applied drama within the microblogging platform "Twitter" as a method to increase students' social media and news literacy. Online news sites are increasingly using "Twitter" as a source for eyewitness accounts of events or public opinion. "Twitter" offers users a simple way to publicly…

  1. Process Drama Explorations to Support "Macbeth."

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    Anderson, Jared; Barrera, Gregory; Benedict, Julie; Cavanaugh, Michael; Christensen, Jessica; Clark, Susannah; Dallimore, Natalie; Drown, Danielle; Fink, Susan; Hansen, Josh; Haubner, Ashley; Hinsdale, Robin; Johnson, Tyler; King, JuLee; Maufort, Brenda; Neubauer, Laura; Popple, Jennifer; Praggastis, Cate; Price, Matt; Raber, Lloyd; Rowland, Tiffany; Strite-Hatch, Amy; Torson, Christine; Tuckness, Tara

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    Explains that each year, theatre education majors at the University of Utah select a production that will be mounted by a professional theatre company on the campus. Explains that the theatre education majors complete extensive dramaturgical research for the production, and create a process drama pre-show piece that is presented to over 1500 K-12…

  2. Pedagogy, Process Drama, and Visual Anthropology.

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    Jensen, Amy Petersen; Ashworth, Julia

    2003-01-01

    Notes that media shapes the way young people contextualize their world. Suggests that process drama could be a pedagogical forum where theater practitioners and young people could use dramatic tools to explore the form and content of the omnipresent media in its historical, social, political, and personal contexts. Provides examples of what this…

  3. Is there drama in contemporary America? : is there postmodernism in American drama?: Shepard vs. Mamet - whose America is (more real?

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    Vesna Bratić

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Judged by the literary research conducted over the last decades of the previous and the first decade of this century, not only was drama an illegitimate offspring in the American literature but was also treated as a weak premature-born child in the postmodernist thought in general. A stage cohabitation of the postmodern experiment and a realist frame in the contemporary theatre is well illustrated by the two popular contemporary playwrights: Sam Shepard and David Mamet. By their creative opus, not only in the fields of drama and theatre, but also in other literary genres (poetry, essay as well as in film, through a variety of different characters and situations, these two authors reveal a rich variety of the many possible variations of American social (context. The society will be read in their plays as a unique cultural text outside which, as Derrida said, there is nothing. America, its myths and contemporary cultural industry, its class, racial and gender conflicts and the two authors established a mutual set of influences. The playwrights borrow raw materials from the treasury of mass culture (or should it, to be true to the new consumer culture, be more appropriate to say a warehouse break it down and re-assemble fragments into collages that articulate the contemporary issues in more condensed, more intense and more effective ways. Mamet and Shepard borrow from the contemporary culture only to pay it back with interest: they endow the cultural (context with a richer content, impregnated with meaning.

  4. When a Boy's Gotta Dance: New Masculinities, Old Pleasures

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    Gard, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Why would boys want to dance? Why would anyone want to dance? The argument prosecuted in this paper is that dance educators have tended to see dance as a self-evidently good thing with self-evident benefits for children who learn to dance. In other words, dance educators tend to concern themselves with why students should dance rather than why…

  5. Dance as Aggressiveness

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    Tina Hamrin

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available The woman who founded Tenho-kötai-jingii-kyö, Kitamura Sayo (1900-1967, publicly announced in July 1945 that the world was coming to an end and that she had been chosen by the absolute deity Tensho Kotai Jingu to be the savior of the world. People began to gather to her banner, a religious organization was formed, and legal incorporation of the group as a religious juridical person took place in January 1947. Teaching that regret, desire, hatred, love and other emotional antipathies were the cause of all misfortune, the founder urged people to free themselves of such restraints by praying earnestly until they attained a state in which the self was completely forgotten. Since the members of the group perform a ritual dance and fall into an ecstatic condition at the group meetings, the movement is called the Dancing Religion.

  6. Fission Measurements with Dance

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    Jandel, M.; Bredeweg, T. A.; Fowler, M. M.; Bond, E. M.; Chadwick, M. B.; Clement, R. R.; Couture, A.; O'Donnell, J. M.; Haight, R. C.; Keksis, A. L.; Reifarth, R.; Rundberg, R. S.; Ullmann, J. L.; Vieira, D. J.; Wilhelmy, J. B.; Wouters, J. M.; Agvaanluvsan, U.; Dashdorj, D.; Macri, R. A.; Parker, W. E.; Wilk, P. A.; Wu, C. Y.; Becker, J. A.; Angell, C. T.; Tonchev, A. P.; Baker, J. D.

    2008-08-01

    Neutron capture cross section measurements on actinides are complicated by the presence of neutron-induced fission. An efficient fission tagging detector used in coincidence with the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) provides a powerful tool in undertaking simultaneous measurements of (n,γ) and (n,f) cross sections. Preliminary results on 235U(n,γ) and (n,f) and 242mAm(n,f) cross sections measured with DANCE and a custom fission-tagging parallel plate avalanche counter (PPAC) are presented. Additional measurements of γ-ray cluster multiplicity distributions for neutron-induced fission of 235U and 242mAm and spontaneous fission of 252Cf are shown, as well as γ-ray energy and average γ-ray energy distributions.

  7. The Dance Within: A Pilot Project in Dance for the Handicapped and Teaching Dance for the Handicapped: A Curriculum Guide.

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    Michigan Dance Association, Lansing.

    The Michigan Dance Association's Dance Project for the Handicapped is the subject of the two pamphlets that make up this document. The first pamphlet, "The Dance Within," describes the history, nature and goals of the Jackson Pilot Project, the first handicapped dance program in Michigan; it also offers suggestions on how to set up similar…

  8. Affective responses to dance.

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    Christensen, Julia F; Pollick, Frank E; Lambrechts, Anna; Gomila, Antoni

    2016-07-01

    The objective of the present work was the characterization of mechanisms by which affective experiences are elicited in observers when watching dance movements. A total of 203 dance stimuli from a normed stimuli library were used in a series of independent experiments. The following measures were obtained: (i) subjective measures of 97 dance-naïve participants' affective responses (Likert scale ratings, interviews); and (ii) objective measures of the physical parameters of the stimuli (motion energy, luminance), and of the movements represented in the stimuli (roundedness, impressiveness). Results showed that (i) participants' ratings of felt and perceived affect differed, (ii) felt and perceived valence but not arousal ratings correlated with physical parameters of the stimuli (motion energy and luminance), (iii) roundedness in posture shape was related to the experience of more positive emotion than edgy shapes (1 of 3 assessed rounded shapes showed a clear effect on positiveness ratings while a second reached trend level significance), (iv) more impressive movements resulted in more positive affective responses, (v) dance triggered affective experiences through the imagery and autobiographical memories it elicited in some people, and (vi) the physical parameters of the video stimuli correlated only weakly and negatively with the aesthetics ratings of beauty, liking and interest. The novelty of the present approach was twofold; (i) the assessment of multiple affect-inducing mechanisms, and (ii) the use of one single normed stimulus set. The results from this approach lend support to both previous and present findings. Results are discussed with regards to current literature in the field of empirical aesthetics and affective neuroscience. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Large Acrobatic Play Pilgrimage to the West

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    马洁

    2006-01-01

    Hosted by Ministry of Culture and Guangzhou Municipal People's Government,Guangzhou Bureau of Culture organized a list of first-class singing and dancing and acrobatic plays in Guangzhou in September 2006. Among these plays, large original acrobatic play Pilgrimage to the West of Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe went on the stage during October 12th and November 5th.

  10. Evaluation of a Drama Manager Agent for an Interactive Story-Based Game

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    Corradini, Andrea; Mehta, Manish; Ontañón, Santiago

    There has been a growing interest in employing drama management components in interactive fiction games. In this paper, we evaluate our drama management approach deployed in a re-implementation of the Anchorhead game. Twenty subjects, with different levels of expertise, took part in the study. We use players' feedback as a basis for guiding the personalization of the interaction. The results indicate that our Drama Manager (DM) helps in providing a better play experience. Quantitative analysis indicates that the DM causes an average subjective improvement of 12.5% of the subjects' play experience. A large value of the Pearson's product-moment coefficient also indicates a strong correlation between less experienced adventure game players and higher ratings for the inclusion of hints during gameplay. Qualitative analysis from the user interview shows that all subjects noticed the difference in playing the game with and without the DM while the former way of playing was also the preferred one. Players found the hints helpful and funny even if frustrating when they cannot be exploited for proceeding in the game.

  11. The Philippine "Hip Hop Stick Dance"

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    Lewis, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    This article introduces a dance that blends the traditional cultural heritage of the Philippines with modern music and moves. "Hip Hop Stick Dance" incorporates Tinikling (the Philippine national dance) and Arnis (a Filipino style of martial arts) to create a contemporary combination of rhythm, dance, and fitness. It was designed to introduce…

  12. The Position of Dance in Physical Education

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    Mattsson, Torun; Lundvall, Suzanne

    2015-01-01

    Dance has been a part of the physical education (PE) curriculum in several countries for a long time. In spite of this, studies demonstrate that the position of dance in the subject of PE is contested and that little time is devoted to dance. The overall aim of this article is to examine the position of dance as a pedagogical discourse in Swedish…

  13. The Philippine "Hip Hop Stick Dance"

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    Lewis, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    This article introduces a dance that blends the traditional cultural heritage of the Philippines with modern music and moves. "Hip Hop Stick Dance" incorporates Tinikling (the Philippine national dance) and Arnis (a Filipino style of martial arts) to create a contemporary combination of rhythm, dance, and fitness. It was designed to introduce…

  14. The Need for Culturally Relevant Dance Education

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    McCarthy-Brown, Nyama

    2009-01-01

    There is a need for culturally relevant teaching in dance education. Many dance teachers have heard the buzz words "culturally relevant teaching methods." Yet these dance educators acknowledge that the "dance culture" is not always synonymous with "culturally relevant." This paper examines the issue of culturally relevant teaching methods in dance…

  15. Dance in Education: The Greek Reality

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    Savrami, Katia

    2012-01-01

    This is a viewpoint that discusses the criteria applied for an objective, academic assessment of dance education and comments upon the status of dance education both in secondary education schools and professional dance schools in Greece today. The viewpoint concludes by proposing the need for an independent undergraduate dance degree to be…

  16. Students dance longitudinal standing waves

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    Ruiz, Michael J.

    2017-05-01

    A demonstration is presented that involves students dancing longitudinal standing waves. The resulting kinaesthetic experience and visualization both contribute towards an understanding of the natural modes of vibrations in open and closed pipes. A video of this fun classroom activity is provided (http://mjtruiz.com/ped/dance/).

  17. Art/Dance Developmental Chart.

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    Kinda, Crystal L., Comp.; Hand, Leslie, Comp.

    A developmental chart of dance and art is presented according to Piaget's three stages of mental development: intuitive thought, concrete operations, and formal operations. Development is charted for dance/movement and art beginning with a sensorimotor unit (1 to 3 years), through self awareness (3 to 5 years), motor skills (5 to 7 years), form (7…

  18. Using Dance To Integrate Exceptionalities.

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    Wolf, Geraldine A.; Launi, Barbara A.

    This conference presentation handout describes a program which uses dance therapy to integrate special education students with various disabilities. The 6-week program at a middle school involved having a professional dancer teach students traditional and modern dance methods as a means of expressing emotions, followed by teams of students…

  19. An evaluation of a drama program to enhance social relationships and anti-bullying at elementary school: a controlled study.

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    Joronen, Katja; Konu, Anne; Rankin, H Sally; Astedt-Kurki, Päivi

    2012-03-01

    Drama, theater and role-playing methods are commonly used in health promotion programs, but evidence of their effectiveness is limited. This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based drama program to enhance social relationships and decrease bullying at school in children in grades 4-5 (mean age of 10.4 years). Students (n = 190) were recruited from two primary schools with similar demographics and socio-economics in the Southern Finland and purposively allocated either to an intervention group or a control group. The drama program included classroom drama sessions, follow-up activities at home and three parents' evenings concerning issues of social well being during the school year September 2007-May 2008. Data on social relationships in the class room and experiences of bullying were obtained before and after the program using self-completed questionnaire from the same students (n = 134). The response rate was 71%. No differences in socio-demographics existed between intervention group and control group at pretest. The positive effect on social relationships resulting from the intervention approached statistical significance (p = 0.065). Moreover, the positive effect was found to be statistically significant in the high-intensity intervention classes (p = 0.011). Bullying victimization decreased 20.7 percentage units from pretest (58.8%) to posttest (38.1%) in the intervention group (p < 0.05). The study indicates that using applied drama and theater methods in the classroom may improve children's social relationships at school.

  20. [Drama in the teaching of rhetorical arts in French schools in the 15(th) and 16 (th) centuries].

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    Lavéant, Katell

    2012-01-01

    The importance of drama as pedagogic and didactic tool in the 15(th) and 16(th) century schools has long been ignored, and so has the role of theatrical practices in the education of young men in the context of urban sociability. Yet those two aspects can be analyzed thanks to numerous historical sources (municipal archives) and literary ones (plays contextualized thanks to archive data). Their study shows how often drama was used as a tool in the first stages of the training of men aspiring to start a career in rhetorical arts.

  1. [Dancing manias. Between culture and medicine].

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    Prochwicz, Katarzyna; Sobczyk, Artur

    2011-01-01

    Dancing mania is a clinical and cultural phenomenon which occurred in Western Europe between 13th and 18th centuries. The term dancing mania is derived from the Greek words choros, a dance, and mania, a madness. An Italian variant was known as tarantism as victims were believed to have been bitten by tarantula spider. Although symptoms of dancing manias were well documented in contemporary writings the exact aetiology of dancing plaques is still unclear. Several causes for dancing mania have been postulated: demonic possession, the bite of tarantula, ergot poisoning, epilepsy, mass hysterias, exotics religious cults. The article contains a review of hypothesis of epidemic dances included both medical and psychological factors.

  2. Staged memories: Spanish drama, Andalusian identity and flamenco music in Argentina

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    Gallardo Saborido, Emilio José

    2015-01-01

    Culture, particularly cinema, drama and music, played a key role in order to keep and reinforce the identity of Spanish migrants in Argentina and Mexico during the first part of the 20th century. For decades, these countries had received thousands of migrants from Spain, and by the period following the Spanish Civil War (1936- 1939) a notable colony of them settled in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. At the same time, several artists arrived to these places escaping fr...

  3. The Application of Drama Elements in the Clothing Design

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    乔振伟

    2013-01-01

    Chinese drama is an art form of Chinese traditional, and it’s a representation of Chinese soul. It uses the reference of the aesthetic features of the drama elements in clothing design, through analysis of drama ele-ments in the image and aesthetic features in modern clothing design’s practice and innovation. And it elaborates drama elements in the reality combining born, vivid design methods, demonstration of modern clothing design the innovation and reference in Chinese drama elements. We can draw that the aesthetic characteristics of the drama elements and modern clothing design are mutual penetration to each other. And we make creative prac-tice by using the aesthetics facial makeup.

  4. Aesthetic experience of dance performances

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    Vukadinović Maja

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study the aesthetic experience of dance performances is investigated. The study includes construction of an instrument for measuring the aesthetic experience of dance performances and an investigation of the structure of both dancers’ and spectators’ aesthetic experience. The experiments are carried out during eight different performances of various dance forms, including classical ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco and folklore. Three factors of aesthetic experience of dance performances are identified: Dynamism, Exceptionality and Affective Evaluation. The results show that dancers’ aesthetic experience has a somewhat different factorial structure from that of the spectators’. Unlike spectators’ aesthetic experience, dancers’ aesthetic experience singles out the Excitement factor. The results are discussed within the context of dancers’ proprioception and spectators’ exteroception since these findings confirm the idea of a significant role of proprioception in dancers’ aesthetic experience.

  5. Assessment method of digital Chinese dance movements based on virtual reality technology

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    Feng, Wei; Shao, Shuyuan; Wang, Shumin

    2008-03-01

    Virtual reality has played an increasing role in such areas as medicine, architecture, aviation, engineering science and advertising. However, in the art fields, virtual reality is still in its infancy in the representation of human movements. Based on the techniques of motion capture and reuse of motion capture data in virtual reality environment, this paper presents an assessment method in order to evaluate the quantification of dancers' basic Arm Position movements in Chinese traditional dance. In this paper, the data for quantifying traits of dance motions are defined and measured on dancing which performed by an expert and two beginners, with results indicating that they are beneficial for evaluating dance skills and distinctiveness, and the assessment method of digital Chinese dance movements based on virtual reality technology is validity and feasibility.

  6. 谈舞蹈训练中的呼吸%Discussion on Breath in Dance Training

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    刘维元

    2014-01-01

    Breath plays a pivotal role in dance training and per-formance, as it endows dance with artistic vitality. In addition, the performance of dance works not only relies on merely dance movements, but also on breath to help complete body control. This paper specifically explores the importance and utilization techniques of breath in dance training.%呼吸在舞蹈训练及表演中起着非常重要的作用,呼吸给予舞蹈以艺术生命力;同时,舞蹈作品的表现不仅仅只依靠舞蹈动作来完成,其更需要呼吸来完成身体的控制。本文将主要对呼吸在舞蹈训练中的重要性及运用技巧进行具体的探讨。

  7. An Empirical Investigation of Dance Addiction

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    Maraz, A; Urbán, R; Griffiths, MD; Demetrovics, Z

    2015-01-01

    Although recreational dancing is associated with increased physical and psychological well-being, little is known about the harmful effects of excessive dancing. The aim of the present study was to explore the psychopathological factors associated with dance addiction. The sample comprised 447 salsa and ballroom dancers (68% female, mean age: 32.8 years) who danced recreationally at least once a week. The Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry, Szabo, & Griffiths, 2004) was adapted for dance (Da...

  8. Fitness for Function and Dance Aesthetics

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    Eric C. Mullis

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay discusses the manner in which the appreciation of fitness for function can be applied to dance aesthetics. Drawing on Allen Carlson and Glenn Parsons’ work, the essay considers the problems of indeterminacy, translation, and dysfunction as they pertain to the appreciation of dance movement. It then argues that fitness for function can be used to critically assess post-modern task dances and contemporary dance works that do not rely on the execution of codified dance technique.

  9. Using Drama to Promote Argumentation in Science Education. The Case of "Should've"

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    Archila, Pablo Antonio

    2017-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to use drama as a springboard for promoting argumentation among 91 first-semester undergraduate medical students (56 females and 35 males, 16-30 years old) in Colombia during a complete teaching-learning sequence (TLS) supervised by the same teacher. The drama used was the play Should've, written by Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann. The data was derived from students' written responses, audio and video recordings, and written field notes. This investigation provides evidence that an approach combining drama and argumentation could increase students' awareness of the relevance of ethics in science as one of the features of science (FOS). The findings show that the play Should've can be useful for promoting students' argumentation and is also appropriate for medical students. Future studies could include other science disciplines (e.g., astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, physics); students of other ages; and other plays and experiments in other parts of the world.

  10. Decolonizing Dance Pedagogy: Application of Pedagogies of Ugandan Traditional Dances in Formal Dance Education

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    Mabingo, Alfdaniels

    2015-01-01

    Dances from African communities are gradually getting incorporated into formal education at pre-tertiary and tertiary levels in the United States. Whereas strides have been made to embrace this artistic and cultural diversity, the instructional methodologies that are applied in teaching these dances are commonly founded on Western pedagogic canons…

  11. Decolonizing Dance Pedagogy: Application of Pedagogies of Ugandan Traditional Dances in Formal Dance Education

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    Mabingo, Alfdaniels

    2015-01-01

    Dances from African communities are gradually getting incorporated into formal education at pre-tertiary and tertiary levels in the United States. Whereas strides have been made to embrace this artistic and cultural diversity, the instructional methodologies that are applied in teaching these dances are commonly founded on Western pedagogic canons…

  12. The role of puberty in the making and breaking of young ballet dancers: Perspectives of dance teachers.

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    Mitchell, Siobhan B; Haase, Anne M; Malina, Robert M; Cumming, Sean P

    2016-02-01

    Physical changes associated with puberty may conflict with functional and aesthetic ideals for a career in ballet. The dance teacher is in a position to guide young dancers through the pubertal transition, although dancers rather than teachers are often the focus of research. This study explores the social stimulus value of the female body in ballet as perceived by the dance teacher and how value may change during puberty. Ten UK dance teachers were interviewed; interpretative phenomenological analysis was used. Four main themes perceived by dance teachers emerged as central to the social stimulus value of the body among adolescent dancers: the ideal body; teacher approaches to managing puberty in the dance environment; puberty as a 'make or break' stage in ballet; and teacher awareness of pubertal onset and the implications of timing. Dance teachers can play an important role in moderating external and individual expectations during the pubertal transition.

  13. DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL DANCE AESTHETIC: ANDROGYNY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE

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    Vera Obradović

    2016-01-01

    In modern, contemporary, performed dancing, androgynous dancing bodies have become an all-pervasive and dominant phenomenon. Deconstructionalists of modern dance techniques, developing in the early twentieth century and breaking the strict form of classical ballet dance, restored the naturalness of movement, i.e., freedom of performance and expression, and what’s more – breathed new life to ritual elements. The dancing body, the dancing self, is begging to lose the qualities of gender and th...

  14. DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL DANCE AESTHETIC: ANDROGYNY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE

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    Vera Obradović

    2016-01-01

    In modern, contemporary, performed dancing, androgynous dancing bodies have become an all-pervasive and dominant phenomenon. Deconstructionalists of modern dance techniques, developing in the early twentieth century and breaking the strict form of classical ballet dance, restored the naturalness of movement, i.e., freedom of performance and expression, and what’s more – breathed new life to ritual elements. The dancing body, the dancing self, is begging to lose the qualities of gender and th...

  15. Drama, Performance Ethnography, and Self-Esteem

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    Liam Antonelli

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Self-esteem affects learning, performance, self-worth, and quality of life, particularly in persons with dyslexia, or rather how students with dyslexia are mis/understood and supported. Dyslexia does not only affect literacy but also affects emotional well-being. Webb concludes that for children to feel successful, they need to become aware of their unique learning strengths to apply them effectively to strengthen weaknesses. Drama and Performance Ethnography (PE can be support strategies. Workshops were carried out with a group of adolescent youngsters with dyslexia. The aim was to provide a safe environment where they could find their voice and gain self-confidence through drama and PE to provide opportunities to address self-esteem and to provide insights for policies and practice. This article intends to listen to these youngsters’, also co-authors, and their parents’ narratives of this experience.

  16. Dance and the brain: a review.

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    Karpati, Falisha J; Giacosa, Chiara; Foster, Nicholas E V; Penhune, Virginia B; Hyde, Krista L

    2015-03-01

    Dance is a universal form of human expression that offers a rich source for scientific study. Dance provides a unique opportunity to investigate brain plasticity and its interaction with behavior. Several studies have investigated the behavioral correlates of dance, but less is known about the brain basis of dance. Studies on dance observation suggest that long- and short-term dance training affect brain activity in the action observation and simulation networks. Despite methodological challenges, the feasibility of conducting neuroimaging while dancing has been demonstrated, and several brain regions have been implicated in dance execution. Preliminary work from our laboratory suggests that long-term dance training changes both gray and white matter structure. This article provides a critical summary of work investigating the neural correlates of dance. It covers functional neuroimaging studies of dance observation and performance as well as structural neuroimaging studies of expert dancers. To stimulate ongoing dialogue between dance and science, future directions in dance and brain research as well as implications are discussed. Research on the neuroscience of dance will lead to a better understanding of brain-behavior relationships and brain plasticity in experts and nonexperts and can be applied to the development of dance-based therapy programs.

  17. Recognizing induced emotions of happiness and sadness from dance movement.

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    Van Dyck, Edith; Vansteenkiste, Pieter; Lenoir, Matthieu; Lesaffre, Micheline; Leman, Marc

    2014-01-01

    Recent research revealed that emotional content can be successfully decoded from human dance movement. Most previous studies made use of videos of actors or dancers portraying emotions through choreography. The current study applies emotion induction techniques and free movement in order to examine the recognition of emotional content from dance. Observers (N = 30) watched a set of silent videos showing depersonalized avatars of dancers moving to an emotionally neutral musical stimulus after emotions of either sadness or happiness had been induced. Each of the video clips consisted of two dance performances which were presented side-by-side and were played simultaneously; one of a dancer in the happy condition and one of the same individual in the sad condition. After every film clip, the observers were asked to make forced-choices concerning the emotional state of the dancer. Results revealed that observers were able to identify the emotional state of the dancers with a high degree of accuracy. Moreover, emotions were more often recognized for female dancers than for their male counterparts. In addition, the results of eye tracking measurements unveiled that observers primarily focus on movements of the chest when decoding emotional information from dance movement. The findings of our study show that not merely portrayed emotions, but also induced emotions can be successfully recognized from free dance movement.

  18. Recognizing induced emotions of happiness and sadness from dance movement.

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    Edith Van Dyck

    Full Text Available Recent research revealed that emotional content can be successfully decoded from human dance movement. Most previous studies made use of videos of actors or dancers portraying emotions through choreography. The current study applies emotion induction techniques and free movement in order to examine the recognition of emotional content from dance. Observers (N = 30 watched a set of silent videos showing depersonalized avatars of dancers moving to an emotionally neutral musical stimulus after emotions of either sadness or happiness had been induced. Each of the video clips consisted of two dance performances which were presented side-by-side and were played simultaneously; one of a dancer in the happy condition and one of the same individual in the sad condition. After every film clip, the observers were asked to make forced-choices concerning the emotional state of the dancer. Results revealed that observers were able to identify the emotional state of the dancers with a high degree of accuracy. Moreover, emotions were more often recognized for female dancers than for their male counterparts. In addition, the results of eye tracking measurements unveiled that observers primarily focus on movements of the chest when decoding emotional information from dance movement. The findings of our study show that not merely portrayed emotions, but also induced emotions can be successfully recognized from free dance movement.

  19. Recognizing Induced Emotions of Happiness and Sadness from Dance Movement

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    Van Dyck, Edith; Vansteenkiste, Pieter; Lenoir, Matthieu; Lesaffre, Micheline; Leman, Marc

    2014-01-01

    Recent research revealed that emotional content can be successfully decoded from human dance movement. Most previous studies made use of videos of actors or dancers portraying emotions through choreography. The current study applies emotion induction techniques and free movement in order to examine the recognition of emotional content from dance. Observers (N = 30) watched a set of silent videos showing depersonalized avatars of dancers moving to an emotionally neutral musical stimulus after emotions of either sadness or happiness had been induced. Each of the video clips consisted of two dance performances which were presented side-by-side and were played simultaneously; one of a dancer in the happy condition and one of the same individual in the sad condition. After every film clip, the observers were asked to make forced-choices concerning the emotional state of the dancer. Results revealed that observers were able to identify the emotional state of the dancers with a high degree of accuracy. Moreover, emotions were more often recognized for female dancers than for their male counterparts. In addition, the results of eye tracking measurements unveiled that observers primarily focus on movements of the chest when decoding emotional information from dance movement. The findings of our study show that not merely portrayed emotions, but also induced emotions can be successfully recognized from free dance movement. PMID:24587026

  20. Słowacki is writing a drama...

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    Marek Troszyński

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Słowacki pisze dramat... (Słowacki is writing a drama... is dedicated to dramatic fragments. By outnumbering Słowacki’s other works from the years 1839–1849, they determine the specificity of his entire work in this period and call for recognition as an overall phenomenon. On the basis of two works, the article presents unique issues related to these dramas. Walter Stadion is an example of a chaotic record which has seen diverse interpretative reconstructions by its editors. Książę Michał Twerski (Prince Mikhail Tversky provides insights into the poet’s writing technique and a possibility to confront the work’s text with his excerpts from historical works and his personal notes. In the last part, the analysis has been based on the terminology used in the research of Słowacki’s completed dramas (such as W. Szturc’s dramatic “istopes” or K. Ziemba’s miniature prefigurations. The term “fractal”, placed in reference to these notions, is a new proposal presented in the article, in which a description of the work’s formal structure is combined with higher levels of its meaning.

  1. DRAMA: an environment for distributed instrumentation software

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    Bailey, Jeremy A.; Farrell, Tony; Shortridge, Keith

    1995-06-01

    The DRAMA software environment has been developed at the Anglo-Australian Observatory to facilitate the development of instrument and telescope control systems. It is designed to run on a distributed system consisting of machines running a variety of operating systems including UNIX, VAX/VMS, and VxWorks. DRAMA builds on ideas from the ADAM system in use at a number of observatories. It is based on the concept of a `task' which is a software object which responds to messages requesting it to perform actions. The message system provides network transport using TCP/IP as well as optimized local transport for each machine. Messages are encoded using a self-defining hierarchical data system (SDS) which allows complex data structures while transparently handling differences in machine architecture. Tasks are coded using a standard event driven structure which can be used for applications ranging from low level real-time systems to user interfaces. The latter are developed using the Tcl/Tk package incorporated into DRAMA tasks.

  2. Pedagogy of Notation: Learning Styles Using a Constructivist, Second-Language Acquisition Approach to Dance Notation Pedagogy

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    Heiland, Teresa L.

    2015-01-01

    Four undergraduate dance majors learned Motif Notation and Labanotation using a second-language acquisition, playful, constructivist approach to learning notation literacy in order to learn and dance the "Parsons Etude." Qualitative outcomes were gathered from student journals and pre- and post-tests that assessed for levels of improved…

  3. Pedagogy of Notation: Learning Styles Using a Constructivist, Second-Language Acquisition Approach to Dance Notation Pedagogy

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    Heiland, Teresa L.

    2015-01-01

    Four undergraduate dance majors learned Motif Notation and Labanotation using a second-language acquisition, playful, constructivist approach to learning notation literacy in order to learn and dance the "Parsons Etude." Qualitative outcomes were gathered from student journals and pre- and post-tests that assessed for levels of improved…

  4. NYU Dance Education Study Abroad Program to Uganda: Impact on Work Experiences of Study Abroad Alumni in New York City

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    Mabingo, Alfdaniels

    2015-01-01

    Study abroad programs in dance education have played a key role in equipping students with globally and culturally diverse academic, pedagogic and professional knowledge, aptitudes and experiences. For this study, I interviewed six subjects who participated in New York University dance education study abroad program to Uganda from 2007 to 2010 to…

  5. NYU Dance Education Study Abroad Program to Uganda: Impact on Work Experiences of Study Abroad Alumni in New York City

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    Mabingo, Alfdaniels

    2015-01-01

    Study abroad programs in dance education have played a key role in equipping students with globally and culturally diverse academic, pedagogic and professional knowledge, aptitudes and experiences. For this study, I interviewed six subjects who participated in New York University dance education study abroad program to Uganda from 2007 to 2010 to…

  6. Dancing With the World

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    JIANG WANDI

    2010-01-01

    @@ Ballet, the dance created for court performances in Renaissance Europe that reached into the world of high art in early 17th century France, has long been loved by Chinese. As early as the 1920s, and into the 1950s and 1960s when the country was alienated from the West and its people were mired in poverty, some urban Chinese parents sent their daughters to ballet class after school, believing that this Western genre of art was the epitome of beauty and an educa-tional requirement for young ladies who held great expectations.

  7. The Dance of Discoveries

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    Maria de Fátima de A. Silveira

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available The authors present the methodology used for collecting data developed through the use of the metaphor of dance. The tools were the workshops run in an Extension Course in Brazil given to nurses caring for women. The process is described as a meeting where the main objective reached was the collective construction of knowledge about the body of the women cared for. The socialization of experiences, the debate of ideas, the reflection about care permeated by solidarity and humanization, caring for the care-givers, reducing the asymmetry between researchers and researched — the dancers — went beyond merely generating data towards research.

  8. Dancing Couple from Tibet

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    1998-01-01

    GUNBO Gyelcthan and Kalsang Tsomo am renowned Tibetan dancers from the China Central Nationality Singing and Dancing Troupe. Their home is filled with traditional Tibetan art; especially noticeable is the large blue tapestry on the wall depicting the Tibetan opera, The Hunter and the Deer, in which a hunter who has already strung his bow with an arrow is persuaded by a Raiba artist to let the deer go. The tapestry was woven based on a sketch drawn up by Gunbo and Kalsang. For them. the wise and

  9. Resource Letter PoD-1: The Physics of Dance

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    Laws, Kenneth; Lott, Melanie

    2013-01-01

    This Resource Letter provides a guide to the literature on the physics of dance. Journal articles and books are cited for the following topics: General references for dance, physics of dance, research methods in physics of human movement and in biomechanics, using dance in the physics classroom; anatomy and injuries; physics applied to specific dance movements or styles of dance; equipment (dance shoes, flooring, the barre); and dance of physics.

  10. Exploitation on Folk Dance of Meishan Culture%梅山文化中的民族民间舞蹈挖掘

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    曾逊倪

    2011-01-01

    Meishan culture was an ancient primitive hunting and fishing culture which was preserved in central Hunan province.It was rich and colorful in folk customs.The folk dance of Meishan was endowed with different styles of characteristics by ancient history.In Meishan district,there are five kinds of dance such as Huagu opera,dragon dance,lantern dance and Nuoxi dance which show the characteristics of fusion of time,many nations,drama dance and Wushu.%梅山文化,是保存于湖南中部的一种古老的原始渔猎文化,古老的历史赋予了梅山民族民间舞蹈多姿多样的风格和特点。在梅山地区流传极广的舞蹈品种有花鼓戏、龙舞、狮舞、灯舞,祭祀性摊戏舞等五大种,呈现出时间性、多民族糅合、戏曲性、舞蹈和武术相互融合等特色。

  11. The place of drama in science

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    Oreskes, N.; Lewandowsky, S.

    2016-12-01

    Title: The place of drama in scienceAbstract: Many climate scientists have been reluctant to speak strongly about climate change for fear of being viewed as alarmist or dramatic. Equating drama with bias and lack of objectivity, some consider that there is "no place for drama in science." Many scientists strive to present their findings in an undramatic manner that will not provoke a strong response in the reader. Several studies have demonstrated that climate scientists have tended to under-estimate and under-state the threat of climate change—what has been labelled "Erring on the Side of Least Drama" (ESLD) (Brysse et al., 2012). ESLD is a bias in science, one that leads us to under-predict outcomes and under-state threats. Downplaying alarming results in order to avoid provoking emotion in others is not objective. Under-predicting the severity of climate change can also be interpreted as an optimistic bias: it suggests that things are not as bad as they might be. A related phenomenon is when climate scientists and researchers in allied disciplines have expressed considerable optimism about unproven `breakthrough' technologies, such as carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere, and their capacity to yield the net negative emissions that will likely be required to keep global temperature increases within the window agreed at Paris." The changes unfolding in the climate system are already significant, and threaten to become truly dramatic. What is our responsibility in this situation? Scientists should move neither toward nor away from drama, optimism or pessimism, but rather toward full and objective articulation of the entire range of scientific findings. Scientists should encourage the public and policy makers to mitigate the climate crisis, and to this end some optimism may be a legitimate motivating tool, but only insofar as it is evidence-based. Unless we find a way to satisfy those twin requirements, our legacy may be that we failed adequately to warn

  12. Authorships of habitual bodies dancing

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    Ravn, Susanne

    Dance is a mandatory part of physical education in Denmark and in this context imitation and improvisation are often used as if they are to be understood as dichotomies. In this paper I focus on analyzing how the students’ experience of the authorships of their dance-movements – whether improvised...... or choreographed - is heavily informed by pedagogical ideas and institutional related discourses. In the analysis I draw on my recent research emphasizing that when dancing one improvises in different degrees – and on resent discussions concerning how habits can be understood as a potentiality transforming...

  13. "Spoilsport" in Drama in Education vs. Dialogic Pedagogy

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    Ana Marjanovic-Shane

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I compare and contrast two educational paradigms that both attempt to overcome alienation often experienced by students in the conventional education. These two educational paradigms are embodied in different educational practices: First, Drama in Education in its widest definition, is based on the Vygotskian views that human cognitive, semantic (meaning-making, and social-emotional development happens in or through play and/or imagination, thus within the imagined worlds. Second, Critical Ontological Dialogic Pedagogy, is based in the Bakhtin inspired approach to critical dialogue among the “consciousnesses of equal rights” (Bakhtin, 1999, where education is assumed to be a practice of examination of the world, the others and the self. I reveal implicit and explicit conceptual similarities and differences between these two educational paradigms regarding their understanding the nature of learning; social values that they promote; the group dynamics, social relationships and the position of learners’ subjectivity. I aim to uncover the role and legitimacy of the learners’ disagreement with the positions of others, their dissensus with the educational events and settings, and the relationships of power within the social organization of educational communities in these two diverse educational approaches. I explore the legitimacy of dissensus in these two educational approaches regarding both the participants’ critical examination of the curriculum, and in regard to promoting the participants’ agency and its transformations. In spite of important similarities between the educational practices arranged by these two paradigms, the analysis of their differences points to the paradigmatically opposing views on human development, learning and education. Although both Drama in Education and Dialogic Pedagogy claim to deeply, fully and ontologically engage the learners in the process of education, they do it for different purposes

  14. Celadon Figurines Play Instruments

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    1995-01-01

    This group of figurines, each 0.15m tall, were unearthed from a Tang Dynasty tomb in Changsha in 1977. Music was very developed in the Tang Dynasty. Colorful musical instruments and dances were popular both among the people and in the palace. These vivid-looking figurines wear pleated skirts with small sleeves and open chest, a style influenced by the non-Han nationalities living in the north and west of China. Some of the musical instruments were brought from the Western Regions. The figurines are playing the xiao (a vertical bamboo flute), the konghou (an

  15. Performing Identities through Drama and Teatro Practices in Multilingual Classrooms

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    Medina, Carmen L.; Campano, Gerald

    2006-01-01

    Drama is unique in providing an (inter)active context wherein participants can comprehend and stretch the limits of their day-to-day realities through the embodiment of critical reflection and both rehearsed and improvised action. The purpose of this article is to provide evidence from the authors' work as teachers, drama facilitators, and…

  16. The Effect of Drama Education on Prospective Teachers' Creativity

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    Ozdemir, Soner Mehmet; Cakmak, Aygen

    2008-01-01

    A number of studies of the effects of drama on individuals' cognitive and affective characteristics have been carried out recently. These studies revealed that drama had positive impact on students' development of communication skills, socialization levels, development of emotional intelligence, social skills, empathic skills and empathic…

  17. Empowering Students to Handle Conflicts through the Use of Drama

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    Malm, Birgitte; Lofgren, Horst

    2007-01-01

    DRACON (DRAma for CONflict management) is an interdisciplinary and comparative action research project aimed at improving conflict handling among adolescent schoolchildren through the use of educational drama. The main purpose of our research has been to develop an integrated programme using conflict management as the theory and practice, and…

  18. Performing Identities through Drama and Teatro Practices in Multilingual Classrooms

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    Medina, Carmen L.; Campano, Gerald

    2006-01-01

    Drama is unique in providing an (inter)active context wherein participants can comprehend and stretch the limits of their day-to-day realities through the embodiment of critical reflection and both rehearsed and improvised action. The purpose of this article is to provide evidence from the authors' work as teachers, drama facilitators, and…

  19. Promotion of Scientific Literacy on Global Warming by Process Drama

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    Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Yutakom, Naruemon; Boujaoude, Saouma B.

    2010-01-01

    This project aims to investigate how process drama promotes scientific literacy in the context of global warming. Thirty-one lower (n = 24) and upper (n = 7) secondary students of one secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand participated in a seven-day workshop which process drama strategy was implemented. In the workshop, the students were actively…

  20. Television drama in the age of media convergence

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    Agger, Gunhild; Mortensen, Mette

    2016-01-01

    Over the past decade, the emergence of digital media platforms has changed the production, distribution and recsption of television drama. The introduction maps the main lines in this development......Over the past decade, the emergence of digital media platforms has changed the production, distribution and recsption of television drama. The introduction maps the main lines in this development...

  1. Promotion of Scientific Literacy on Global Warming by Process Drama

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    Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Yutakom, Naruemon; Boujaoude, Saouma B.

    2010-01-01

    This project aims to investigate how process drama promotes scientific literacy in the context of global warming. Thirty-one lower (n = 24) and upper (n = 7) secondary students of one secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand participated in a seven-day workshop which process drama strategy was implemented. In the workshop, the students were actively…

  2. A Study on the Role of Drama in Learning Mathematics

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    Elahe Masoum

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Present educational systems needs modern strategies for teaching and learning. Mathematics education has to change for students in elementary schools. One of the modern strategies, it is drama activities. The drama is as empirical aspect of learning. The student may learn from what they are doing in drama. They are so active instead having a passive shape in drama, in fact, students are learning, finding experiences and new paths from drama as well. The students could find its capabilities, recommendations and strength-weakness points through the different drama. This study is looking to investigate the role of drama so that have a better understanding of mathematical concepts in Zahedan's girly elementary students (2011-12. This research is used on 36 three grade students through quasi-experiment method. The emerging results clearly showed that using drama in mathematics education has been better results against the traditional teaching. Then it seems that cited method is suitable for elementary students to learn mathematical concepts.

  3. The Handicapped Can Dance Too!

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    Lloyd, Marcia L.

    1978-01-01

    A program of dance therapy activities can offer handicapped individuals positive experiences in such areas as body image, spatial awareness, self-confidence, hand-eye/foot-eye coordination, visual focusing, balance and social relations. (Author/MJB)

  4. Dance in the Educational Context

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    Gregorio Vicente Nicolás

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides an overview of the phenomenon of dance in the field of education. At first, it is made a presentation of the different components or aspects of human beings on that dance impacts in a more obvious way. Subsequently, we present a review of the definitions proposed by different authors that we consider most relevant and it is included a personal definition of the concept. It also highlights the contributions of dance to education in terms of social, physical, intellectual and emotional development and identifies the major problems that this discipline has had to be included as a subject: lack of teacher training, lack of adequate space and resources and gender discrimination. Finally, it concludes with a reflection on the most appropriate forms of dance in the educational context.

  5. Almanzor: drama histórico de Blas Infante

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    Esquerrá Nonell, Josep

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The recent publication of an unpublished and original theatre play by Blas Infante: Almanzor, an unfinished historical drama written in the early 20’s of the last century, opens up possibilities of interpretation in relation to another work written in the same period, The Pedagogical Dictatorship, that has a clear intention of improving the Spain of the Restoration from a historical point of view. Almanzor is also his second play with an Andalusian theme, along with Motamid, the Last King of Seville. The play is primarily an adaptation of the History of the Muslims of Spain until the Conquest by the Almoravids of R.P. Dozy. It belongs to the dramatic form coined as poetic theater by Modernism, but the play has deep romantic roots. Infante once again recreates, the glorious past of Al-Andalus.La reciente publicación de una obra de teatro inédita y original de Blas Infante: Almanzor, drama histórico incompleto escrito hacia la primera mitad de los años 20 del siglo pasado, abre posibilidades de interpretación con respecto a otra obra escrita en el mismo periodo, La Dictadura Pedagógica, con una finalidad clara de superación de la España de la Restauración desde el punto de vista histórico. Almanzor es además su segunda obra de temática andalusí, junto con Motamid, último rey de Sevilla. La obra es, principalmente, una adaptación de la Historia de los musulmanes de España hasta la conquista de los almorávides de R. P. Dozy. Pertenece a la modalidad dramática que el Modernismo denominó teatro poético, pero la obra tiene una honda raíz romántica. Infante recrea, una vez más, el glorioso pasado de Al-Ándalus.

  6. 戏剧改革的市场化分析%Analysis on Marketization of Drama Reform

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    李迺涛

    2011-01-01

    To survive is the primary problem to be solved in the development of drama.Drama reform must take the road of market,guided by the market operation,using the improvement of artistic level as the benchmark,with the purpose of promoting and inheriting national arts,attracting the audience as a means to achieve "win-win" objective.The yangko play "Willow Love" presented by Tieling folk art troupe on the eighth Liaoning province Art Festival can be regarded as an example play for current drama reform and is worthy of reference by other types of drama.%生存问题是目前戏剧发展过程中亟待解决的首要问题.戏剧改革必须走市场化道路,以市场运作为先导,以艺术水准的提高为标杆,以弘扬和传承民族艺术为宗旨,以吸引观众为手段,从而达到"双赢"的目的.铁岭市民间艺术团在辽宁省第八届艺术节上推出的秧歌戏《杨柳情》应该是当下戏剧改革的典范之作,值得其它戏剧种类借鉴.

  7. A Brief Analysis on Dance Piano Accompaniment Teaching%舞蹈钢琴伴奏教学浅析

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    冷平

    2011-01-01

    The essential point of the paper is trying to explore the relationship between dance and music,the position of piano accompaniment in dance performance,how dance moves and piano accompaniment adapt to music styles,and how music sense and artistic accomplishment play important role on promoting dance piano accompaniment and so on.Dance piano accompaniment is not subordinate to dance.On the contrary,piano accompaniment can strengthen the dance emotion and endow with movement and vitality in the classroom teaching activities.Besides,it can make students more easily understand the content of dance training and improve dance teaching quality.%舞蹈与音乐是相生相灭、相辅相成的.钢琴伴奏是当今舞蹈教学中不可缺少的环节,是舞蹈教学中的重要组成部分.充分发挥钢琴伴奏在舞蹈教学中的作用,达到音乐与舞蹈完美的融合,这对舞蹈钢琴伴奏者提出了较高的专业要求.

  8. Dunhuang Music and Suite Dances

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    XuRuobing

    1996-01-01

    Ancient Dunhuang Music Makes a Comeback"Ancient Dunhuang Music" is a large-scale music and dance performance,based on ancient Dunhuang music translated by Xi Zhenguan,the president of the Gansu Dunhuang Art Theatre.Combining Chinese traditional poems,music and dances,it tries to reproduce the performance art of the Tang Dynasty stage.The main forms of the music includes women’s instru-

  9. Classical Greek Drama and its Contemporary Performance --about Antigone%Classical Greek Drama and its Contemporary Performance --about Antigone

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    张舒音

    2011-01-01

    1. Classical Greek drama Classical Greece is the period of brilliant achievement associating with the flowering of democracy in the Greek cities. Drama is one of the most splendid products of fifth-century BCE. Being expected to do more than just enterta

  10. A Sourcebook of Interdisciplinary Materials in American Drama: George Aiken, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (1852). Showcasing American Drama.

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    Jiji, Vera, Ed.

    Prepared as part of a project aimed at redressing the neglect of American drama in college and secondary school programs of drama, American literature, and American studies, this booklet provides primary and secondary source materials to assist teachers and students in the study of George L. Aiken's dramatic adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's…

  11. Sexuality and Sexual Identity: Critical Possibilities for Teaching Dance Appreciation and Dance History

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    Dils, Ann

    2004-01-01

    The intersections of dance and sexuality and sexual identity are part of the critical discourse important to teaching dance appreciation and dance history. This essay presents aspects of my teaching practice, informed by current writings in queer studies, dance studies, education, and sociology. Awareness of potential classroom diversity helps…

  12. A Detailed Analysis of DanceAbility's Contribution to Mixed-Abilities Dance

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    Herman, Amanda; Chatfield, Steven

    2010-01-01

    In the 1960s a visible shift in the ideology of contemporary dancers and choreographers took place. A desire for a dance language that rejected the need for the classical dancerly body paved the way for dance that was open to a more diverse population of participants. DanceAbility emerged in that late 1980s as a method of making dance accessible…

  13. How To Dance through Time. Volume IV: The Elegance of Baroque Social Dance. [Videotape].

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    Teten, Carol

    This 45-minute VHS videotape is the fourth in a series of "How To Dance Through Time" videos. It shows how to dance the most influential social dances of the French Baroque Court. The ceremonious Minuet is the most famous of the 18th century dance invention. The Allemande is the pivotal bridge linking to the 19th century. The Contredance…

  14. How To Dance through Time. Volume V: Victorian Era Couple Dances. [Videotape].

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    Teten, Carol

    This 55-minute VHS videotape is the fifth in a series of "How To Dance Through Time" videos. It continues the tradition of the romance of the mid-19th century couple dances, focusing on Victorian era couple dances. The videotape offers 35 variations of the renowned 19th century couple dances, including the waltz, the polka, the galop,…

  15. A Detailed Analysis of DanceAbility's Contribution to Mixed-Abilities Dance

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    Herman, Amanda; Chatfield, Steven

    2010-01-01

    In the 1960s a visible shift in the ideology of contemporary dancers and choreographers took place. A desire for a dance language that rejected the need for the classical dancerly body paved the way for dance that was open to a more diverse population of participants. DanceAbility emerged in that late 1980s as a method of making dance accessible…

  16. How To Dance through Time. Volume II: Dances of the Ragtime Era, 1910-1920. [Videotape].

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    Teten, Carol

    This 59-minute VHS videotape is the second in a series of "How To Dance Through Time" videos. It provides 44 step combinations and how-to instructions to help viewers learn to dance the most popular dances of the early 20th century (the ragtime era), including: the wild animal dances (fox trot, horse trot, kangaroo hop, duck waddle, squirrel,…

  17. An investigation into the effectiveness of the arts therapies (art therapy, dramatherapy, music therapy, dance movement therapy) by measuring symptomatic and significant life change for people between the ages of 16-65 with continuing mental health problems

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    Odell-Miller, Helen; Westacott, M.; Hughes, P; Mortlock, D.; Binks, C.

    2001-01-01

    Arts Therapies treatments offer patients therapy primarily through non-verbal means i.e. art forms such as music, art, drama or dance movement. They are particularly effective where normal communication is absent or has broken down. This study was a randomised control design with four separate questionnaires to measure their effectiveness. The numerical results were not conclusive, owing to high variability and small sample size, but the qualitative data reveal interesting facets of the proce...

  18. Drama-based education to motivate participation in substance abuse prevention

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    Cameron Amura

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The substance abuse prevention goal of the theatre production "TUNNELS" was to provide community education on substance abuse to an audience in Durham, NC and surrounding communities. The education effort intended to increase awareness and understanding of the risk and protective factors associated with alcohol and other drug use, and to promote pro-active behaviors in substance abuse prevention within the adult community. It was hypothesized that community-based education via drama would change attitudes toward alcohol and substance abuse, and increase participation in family and community activities aimed at substance abuse prevention. Methods A focus group comprised of educators, substance abuse researchers and local substance abuse counselors developed "life stories" of users of alcohol and other drugs and a local playwright incorporated these and other experiences into a series of six vignettes. The production was publicized throughout the Durham area, and 700 adults attending the play signed a consent form and completed the pre-play survey. The participant pool was restricted to those adults who completed both the time-1 and time-2 surveys and resided within Durham and surrounding communities. Paired comparisons of mean responses were analyzed using a paired sample two-tailed t-test. A telephone survey three months after the play assessed attitudes toward substance abuse as a disease, and whether the respondents had increased their participation in prevention activities including discussions of the play with others. Results Viewing the play increased the knowledge base of participants regarding substance abuse as a disease, even though the audience demonstrated an appreciation of risk and protective factors prior to attending the performance. In the pre-play survey, participants indicated a strong opinion that parental involvement in teen life was important, and therefore this was not increased as a result of viewing

  19. Dance Careers for the Next Decade.

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    Lappe, Mary Martha

    1984-01-01

    Dance educators need to be aware of current career trends and focus their programs on practical needs of their students. Teaching, dance journalism, therapy, and photography are career options for the dancer who is not a professional performer. (DF)

  20. The Evolution of Modern Dance Therapy.

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    Levy, Fran

    1988-01-01

    The article traces the impact of the modern dance movement from the early 1900s and its emphasis on creativity and self-expression on the professional and institutional development of dance therapy. (CB)

  1. Annotated Bibliography on Kuchipudi Dance Sources

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    Rajyalakshmi Seth

    2016-01-01

    .... Telang Fellowship in Indology, 1996) includes 44 source books, articles and theses written by dance practitioners, scholars and historians on Kuchipudi dance tradition both in English and Telugu language...

  2. Determining Components of Dance Interpretation for Encouraging Dance Teacher Interpretation Skills

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    Vītola, Sandra

    2015-01-01

    The article explores development possibilities of future dance teachers’ interpretation skills based on the findings on interpretation and its underlying components in the dance by philosophy and theory scientists. Dance is a combination of movement and art - a specific form, a system of codes with certain elements. Dance as a work of art – a cultural product – is characterized exactly by its interpretation eventuality – performer’s artistic activity. Interpretation possibility in dance is de...

  3. Anthropometry and somatotypes of competitive DanceSport participants: a comparison of three different styles.

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    Liiv, H; Wyon, M; Jürimäe, T; Purge, P; Saar, M; Mäestu, J; Jürimäe, J

    2014-04-01

    Anthropometry in dance and aesthetic sports has been shown to play an important role in selection and performance criteria. The aim of the present study was to examine variations in somatotype and anthropometry in three different competitive dance styles: DanceSport Standard, Latin American and Ten Dance. Anthropometry and somatotype data were collected from thirty couples competing in Standard (n=24 individuals), Latin American (n=14) and Ten Dance (n=22) styles. A single tester (ISAK Level 1) carried out all anthropometric measurements using the Heath-Carter protocol and somatotypes were calculated using the Heath-Carter's decimal equations. Results indicated that the mean somatotype for the male dancers was 2.4-3.9-3.2, whilst for females it was 2.7-2.7-3.5. Factorial analysis reported Standard dancers scored significantly higher for ectomorphy, sitting height and arm span than Latin dancers (psomatotypes differ among DanceSport participants by dance style. Compared with other aesthetic sports, male and female dancers were less mesomorphic and more ectomorphic. Standard dancers tend to be more ectomorphic with greater height, longer arm span and greater sitting height compared with Latin American dancers. Although Standard dancers were ectomorphic, those dancers who had higher mesomorphic ranking had higher places in the dancers' international ranking.

  4. Medical considerations in dance training for children.

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    Hardaker, W T; Erickson, L C

    1987-05-01

    Parents may consult family physicians about the safety of dance training for their children. Injuries in dance training are characteristically associated with improper technique, a poor training environment and fatigue. Many dance injuries can be prevented through attention to the physical and emotional maturity of the child, the quality of the instruction and the training environment. Quality dance training is safe and beneficial for children of any age.

  5. Physical demands during folk dancing.

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    Wigaeus, E; Kilbom, A

    1980-01-01

    This investigation was undertaken to evaluate the aerobic demands during one of the most popular and demanding Swedish folk dances the "hambo". Six men and six women, ranging in age from 22 to 32, participated. Their physical work capacity was investigated on a bicycle ergometer and a treadmill, using two to three submaximal and one maximal loads. All subjects were moderately well-trained and their average maximal oxygen uptake on the treadmill were 2.5 and 3.7 l/min (42.8 and 53.2 ml/kg . min-1) for women and men, respectively. When dancing the "hambo" the heart rate was telemetered, and the Douglas bag technique was used for measurements of pulmonary ventilation and oxygen uptake. The physical demand during "hambo" dancing was high in all subjects. Oxygen uptake was 38.5 and 37.3 ml/kg . min-1 and heart rate 179 and 172 in women and men, respectively. Women used 90% and men 70% of their maximal aerobic power obtained on the treadmill. The pulmonary ventilation and respiratory quotient of the female subjects were lower when dancing as compared to running, possibly because of voluntary restriction of the movements of the thoracic cage. Some popular Scandinavian folk dances are performed at a speed and with an activity pattern resembling the "hambo", while others are performed at a slower pace. The exercise intensity used in "hambo" is more than sufficient to induce training effects in the average individual provided that the dancing is performed at the frequency and for length of time usually recommended for physical training. For older or less fit people dances with a slow pace can be used for training purposes.

  6. Dance Notation : a Historical Fact or a Necessity

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    Spalva, Rita

    2015-01-01

    For centuries choreographers and dance theorists have been looking for ample signs to create a universal system for dance notation. Dance notation was created based on the need for a repeated staging of dances or for their preservation. However, unlike with music, no universal method of notation has been established allowing to capture dance techniques and compositions from different centuries in a single system. Nowadays, when video recording enables to capture each movement, dance or dance ...

  7. Dance Notation : a Historical Fact or a Necessity

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    Spalva, Rita

    2015-01-01

    For centuries choreographers and dance theorists have been looking for ample signs to create a universal system for dance notation. Dance notation was created based on the need for a repeated staging of dances or for their preservation. However, unlike with music, no universal method of notation has been established allowing to capture dance techniques and compositions from different centuries in a single system. Nowadays, when video recording enables to capture each movement, dance or dance ...

  8. Friendship versus love in Ibsen's dramas

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    Beret Wicklund

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The article explores how friendships between men and women are presented in the dramas A Doll’s House, The Lady from the Sea, Rosmersholm and Hedda Gabler. Friendship is an important motive which functions to show women’s subordinate role in the bourgeois society in Ibsen’s time. Friendship seems to be a positive alternative relation to love and marriage for women, as it has the element of equality and freedom from traditional female roles. When love is declared, though, this hope is destroyed and it is revealed how all relations are involved in patriarchy and finances. Friendships also function for both male and female characters as an illusion and a convenient psychological cover for unpleasant feelings of guilt the characters are not able to admit or express. This functions in presenting the different cultural standards for men and women as it pertains to what are socially accepted of sexual feelings and experiences. In this way, we see how Ibsen, through his dramas, takes part in the important cultural debate on sexuality in Norway in his time, reflecting different arguments in this debate.

  9. CHOREO: An Interactive Computer Model for Dance.

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    Savage, G. J.; Officer, J. M.

    1978-01-01

    Establishes the need for literacy in dance; and describes two dance notation systems: the Massine notation method, and the Labanotation method. The use of interactive computer graphics as a tool for both learning and interpreting dance notation is introduced. (Author/VT)

  10. The Dance of Spain: Classical Folkloric Flamenco.

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    Gallant, Clifford J.

    A text on the classical and folk dance of Spain includes a pretest, provided in both English and Spanish; text about the dance in general and the dance of Spain, both classical and folkloric; tests on the text, in both English and Spanish; more specific readings about the traditions of flamenco, castanets, and "el jaleo"; a glossary of…

  11. The Mysterious Wutu Dance of Nianduhu Village

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    GuBingshu

    2005-01-01

    The Wutu dance, an ancient ritual dance to exorcise evil spirits, is still practiced in Nianduhu, a village in Tongren County of Qinghai Province. An extraordinary example of a oncevigorous culture, this dance illustrates reflects their strong attachment to their own unique ways.

  12. The Origins of the "Fanga" Dance

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    Damm, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    The "fanga" is a dance taught throughout the United States to children in elementary music classes, students in African dance classes, teachers in multicultural workshops, and professional dancers in touring ensembles. Although the history of the fanga is a path overgrown with myth, this article offers information about the dance's…

  13. Embodied Subjectivities: Nine Young Women Talking Dance

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    O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Pryor, Zoe; Gray, Tonia

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to examine nine Australian young women's embodied experiences of dance. The young women were all amateur dancers involved in weekly jazz, tap, and ballet dance classes at the same dance studio. In this paper, embodiment is defined as multidimensional (Burkitt 1999). The authors explore the ways the corporeal and the…

  14. Health and the Power of Dance

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    Ward, Sheila A.

    2008-01-01

    Dancing is a health-promoting physical activity that many people can enjoy throughout life. In addition to reducing the health risks associated with overweight and obesity, dance has been used as a healing tool for other health problems. Understanding the power of dance for health and healing has become important for the prevention, management,…

  15. Dance Dynamics. Athletes & Dancers Training & Moving Together.

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    Pruett, Diane Milhan, Ed.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    This series of articles explores the various ways in which training procedures in both dance and athletics are compatible. Topics include: traditional and adapted dance class structures and materials; the inclusion of dance in the physical education curriculum; and the physical fitness of dancers as compared to athletes. (JN)

  16. Dance/Movement Therapy. A Healing Art.

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    Levy, Fran J.

    This book examines the field of dance therapy from its inception in the 1940's to the present. A detailed analysis is conducted of the theory and practice of the major pioneers. The book covers biographical reports and the influence of many dance therapy leaders. Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) is discussed as well as dance therapy in specific…

  17. Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance

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    Bläsing, B.; Calvo-Merino, B.; Cross, E.S.; Jola, C.; Honisch, J.; Stevens, C.J.

    2012-01-01

    Dance is a rich source of material for researchers interested in the integration of movement and cognition. The multiple aspects of embodied cognition involved in performing and perceiving dance have inspired scientists to use dance as a means for studying motor control, expertise, and action-percep

  18. Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance

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    Bläsing, B.; Calvo-Merino, B.; Cross, E.S.; Jola, C.; Honisch, J.; Stevens, C.J.

    2012-01-01

    Dance is a rich source of material for researchers interested in the integration of movement and cognition. The multiple aspects of embodied cognition involved in performing and perceiving dance have inspired scientists to use dance as a means for studying motor control, expertise, and

  19. The Origins of the "Fanga" Dance

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    Damm, Robert J.

    2015-01-01

    The "fanga" is a dance taught throughout the United States to children in elementary music classes, students in African dance classes, teachers in multicultural workshops, and professional dancers in touring ensembles. Although the history of the fanga is a path overgrown with myth, this article offers information about the dance's…

  20. Transatlantic Miscommunication in David Hare’s Drama Stuff Happens

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    Golimowska, Karolina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This article addresses the transatlantic relations between the United States and Europe and specifically Great Britain in the context of post-9/11 international politics as reflected in the drama Stuff Happens (2004 written by British playwright David Hare. It focuses on the way re­cent history is performed and contextualized in dramatic form and analyzes the function and power of the theatricalization of historic events and particularly of finding ways to address 9/11 on a stage. Furthermore, it discusses the method of mixing parts of public speeches quoted ver­batim with fiction and its effects on readers and audiences. The play addresses the struggles and fragility of international diplomacy in the aftermath of 9/11. It reflects a general skepticism to­wards politicians and their decisions as well as the helpless position of millions of observers who are affected by these decisions and yet feel like they have no influence. This article sees post-9/11 verbatim theater as a chance for playwright and spectators to get access to the world of politics and to take part in the process of writing transatlantic history. More generally, through the ex­ample of this play, the article aims at discussing new challenges and functions of post-9/11 theater.

  1. DIDATTICA PROCESS DRAMA: PRINCIPI DI BASE, ESTETICA E COINVOLGIMENTO

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    Erika Piazzoli

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Questo articolo descrive un progetto di ricerca sull’estetica del process drama per l’insegnamento delle lingue straniere. La ricerca si basa sulla metodologia reflective practitioner, rivolta a tre casi di studio analizzati con metodi sia qualitativi che quantitativi. L’articolo costituisce un’introduzione alla ricerca, nonché alla didattica process drama, ai suoi principi di base, l’estetica e i vari tipi di coinvolgimento che può suscitare. In particolare, prende in considerazione il primo caso di studio del progetto, condotto presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano, con sedici apprendenti di Italiano L2 e tre tirocinanti in qualità di osservatrici. I risultati preliminari dell’analisi puntano a un’aumentata motivazione comunicativa e consapevolezza interculturale degli apprendenti. I risultati puntano anche a una complessa relazione multilaterale fra vari tipi di coinvolgimento nel laboratorio process drama L2.     Process drama didactics: basic principles, esthetics and involvement   This paper outlines a doctoral research project on the aesthetics of process drama for intercultural language learning. The project was framed by a reflective practitioner paradigm, using multiple case studies with a mixed methods approach. This paper introduces process drama as an approach, discussing its principles, aesthetics and underpinning theory; it focuses on process drama for additional language learning and the kinds of engagement it can generate. It illustrates the first case study, conducted at the University of Milan with sixteen learners of L2 Italian and three observing teachers. Preliminary findings suggest that process drama was beneficial to support motivation to communicate and to foster intercultural awareness in the learners. Findings also suggest a complex, intertwined relationship between types of engagement in the L2 process drama classroom. 

  2. Türkçe Öğretiminde Drama

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    Mehmet KURUDAYIOĞLU

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available In Turkish course through the drama methods and techniques, students would acquire competence such as, understanding texts, building up empathy, and healthy and effective communication, expressing feelings, thoughts and dreams in oral and written language creatively. Listening to the others critically and empathetically, analyzing and summarizing texts, criticizing what is watched, relating events, using voice and body language effectively are also important outcomes of teaching Turkish. This study is consisted of two sections: In the first section, the definition and elements of drama, the importance of drama in teaching Turkish language skills are studied. In the second section, sample activities are suggested concerning developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills

  3. Chinese TV Dramas in the Prime of Development

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    The extraordinarydevelopment ofChinese TV dra-mas during China′s re-form and opening tothe outside world hascaught many people′sattention.Since 1986China′s over 500 TVstations have been pro-dueing an average of2000 TV dramas ayear.In 1991 the figurereached 5000,jnclud-ing both one-part playsand TV series.Over1,800 have been shown on ChinaCentral TV.Though TV dramas area new artistic genre in China,theyhave become an important meansfor socialist education and an im-portant form of entertainment forChinese families

  4. Aesthetic Value of Dance%论舞蹈的美育价值

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    刘晶珠

    2011-01-01

    人体美来自舞蹈的训练。随着舞蹈教育的进一步发展,舞蹈的生命力既体现它是情感、情绪的独特表达方式.也体现了舞蹈是一个促进身心发展、健康体魄的过程。它符合人体本能的动感要求,通过自身参与、自.然发挥,有益于人类的身体和生活。本文通过舞蹈之美延伸出舞蹈的美育价值。来探讨人们对舞蹈的审美享受。以引起社会更加重视舞蹈的美育功能,通过舞蹈教育的普及。推进美育事业的发展。%human body from dance training. With the further development of dance education, dance embodies the vitality of it is emotion, the unique emotional expression, dance is also reflected in the promotion of physical and mental development of a healthy body process. It meets the dynamic demands of human instinct, through their own participation, natural play, good for the human body and life. This paper extends the beauty of dance aesthetic value of dance to explore the aesthetic enjoyment of people dancing to arouse more attention to the aesthetic features dance, dance education through the spread of promoting the development of aesthetic education.

  5. Research on Chinese Dance Sport Marketization

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    陈翟鹿子

    2016-01-01

    From the view of sports industry, dance sport market can be divided into following types: market for dance sport competition; market for dance sport entertainment; market for dance sport goods; marker for training professionals; and market for dance sport media. From the analyses and discussions we can concluded: 1.Chinese dance sport experienced single event period, multiple development period and reformation period. Nowadays,top quality events have becoming more and more mature and the effectiveness of Dance Sport marketization development has been highlighted. 2.The motive force of the development of market mode for the sports dance competition are deeply innovation and the construction of the primitive flat, the support by the rapid and benign socioeconomic environment,the foundation for the future development given by the improvement of life condition and the change of consumption patterns from survival form to enjoying and developing form, the huge consumer market of sports dance, the culture quality of the sports dance and the broad influence in the world. 3.Under the management of CDSF, there are three types of typical events: Chinese sport dance title matches, club league matches, and international open matches or tournaments. 4.The general adoption of market principle for Sports Dance competition is the club mode and proefssionalization. Therefore, it is necessary for us to found the professional united companies certified by practice. 5.Operations for the market mode of other athletic competitions can provide experience for the construction of market structural mode of dance sport competitions. We should study these successful experience and improve the education for the reserve forces of sports dance persistently. And then construct a more reasonable, more normative competition mechanism to promote the development of sports dance in a healthy and mature way.

  6. Tango or Waltz?: Putting Ballroom Dance Style into Tempo Detection

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    Schuller Björn

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Rhythmic information plays an important role in Music Information Retrieval. Example applications include automatically annotating large databases by genre, meter, ballroom dance style or tempo, fully automated D.J.-ing, and audio segmentation for further retrieval tasks such as automatic chord labeling. In this article, we therefore provide an introductory overview over basic and current principles of tempo detection. Subsequently, we show how to improve on these by inclusion of ballroom dance style recognition. We introduce a feature set of 82 rhythmic features for rhythm analysis on real audio. With this set, data-driven identification of the meter and ballroom dance style, employing support vector machines, is carried out in a first step. Next, this information is used to more robustly detect tempo. We evaluate the suggested method on a large public database containing 1.8 k titles of standard and Latin ballroom dance music. Following extensive test runs, a clear boost in performance can be reported.

  7. Tango or Waltz?: Putting Ballroom Dance Style into Tempo Detection

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    Gerhard Rigoll

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Rhythmic information plays an important role in Music Information Retrieval. Example applications include automatically annotating large databases by genre, meter, ballroom dance style or tempo, fully automated D.J.-ing, and audio segmentation for further retrieval tasks such as automatic chord labeling. In this article, we therefore provide an introductory overview over basic and current principles of tempo detection. Subsequently, we show how to improve on these by inclusion of ballroom dance style recognition. We introduce a feature set of 82 rhythmic features for rhythm analysis on real audio. With this set, data-driven identification of the meter and ballroom dance style, employing support vector machines, is carried out in a first step. Next, this information is used to more robustly detect tempo. We evaluate the suggested method on a large public database containing 1.8 k titles of standard and Latin ballroom dance music. Following extensive test runs, a clear boost in performance can be reported.

  8. Cankarjeva Vida (drama Lepa Vida) in Kraigherjeva Pepina (drama Školjka) kot primera femme fragile in femme fatale v slovenski dramatiki na prelomu stoletja

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    Poniž, Denis

    2015-01-01

    In addition to poetry and short story, drama is the most important genre in Central-European modernist literature. It was through drama that modernity - in accordance with contemporary philosophical, sociological and aesthetic insights into gender relations - formed two distinctive female literary characters - the fragile woman (femme fragile, das Kindfrau) and her counterpart, the fatal woman (femme fatale). These two characters do not appear only in drama (although drama is where their deve...

  9. IMPARARE IN RUOLO: UN’ESPERIENZA DI PROCESS DRAMA PER L’INSEGNAMENTO DELL’ITALIANO AGLI STUDENTI DEL PROGETTO STRANIMEDIA

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    Alessandra Pezza

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo tratta di come, all’interno della metodologia process drama applicata all’insegnamento delle lingue straniere, l’immedesimazione nel ruolo drammatico influenzi la produzione linguistica degli studenti. Ad una prima parte teorica in cui il process drama  viene posto a confronto con i più tradizionali esercizi di role play, utilizzati da nell’approccio comunicativo segue una parte in cui si analizza un ciclo di lezioni condotte in base alla metodologia process drama, svoltosi all’Università degli Studi di Milano con una classe di studenti di madrelingua cinese nel mese di giugno 2010. L’analisi dell’esperienza mostra come le attività proposte secondo questa metodologia abbiano spinto gli studenti, durante la lezione, ad immedesimarsi ciascuno in un particolare personaggio e come questo abbia influenzato il coinvolgimento affettivo e comunicativo degli studenti, migliorandone la produzione linguistica e fungendo da stimolo a valorizzare le loro conoscenze pregresse.     Learning according to roles: a process drama exerience for the teaching of italian to students in the stranimedia project   This article discusses how, within the process drama methodology applied to foreign language teaching, the identification through the dramatic role influences the linguistic production of students.  After the first theoretical part where process drama is compared to more traditional roleplay activities used in the communicative approach, there is a second part which analyzes a cycle of lessons conduced using process drama, carried out at the University degli Studi di Milano with a class of Chinese mothertongue students in June 2010. The analysis of the experience shows how the activities proposed uing this method pushed the students to identify with their characters and this in turn influenced the emotional and communicative involvement of the students, improving their linguistic production and acting as a stimulus for giving

  10. How do honeybees attract nestmates using waggle dances in dark and noisy hives?

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    Yuji Hasegawa

    Full Text Available It is well known that honeybees share information related to food sources with nestmates using a dance language that is representative of symbolic communication among non-primates. Some honeybee species engage in visually apparent behavior, walking in a figure-eight pattern inside their dark hives. It has been suggested that sounds play an important role in this dance language, even though a variety of wing vibration sounds are produced by honeybee behaviors in hives. It has been shown that dances emit sounds primarily at about 250-300 Hz, which is in the same frequency range as honeybees' flight sounds. Thus the exact mechanism whereby honeybees attract nestmates using waggle dances in such a dark and noisy hive is as yet unclear. In this study, we used a flight simulator in which honeybees were attached to a torque meter in order to analyze the component of bees' orienting response caused only by sounds, and not by odor or by vibrations sensed by their legs. We showed using single sound localization that honeybees preferred sounds around 265 Hz. Furthermore, according to sound discrimination tests using sounds of the same frequency, honeybees preferred rhythmic sounds. Our results demonstrate that frequency and rhythmic components play a complementary role in localizing dance sounds. Dance sounds were presumably developed to share information in a dark and noisy environment.

  11. Waggle Dances and Azimuthal Windows

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    O. Duangphakdee

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Because the waggle dances of honeybees contain celestial components, modifications of the dances occur with changing celestial moves relative to a honeybee nest. Since the direction of a particular resource is static, the dances must alter to compensate for the sun's passage. The position of the sun is seasonal between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn so that turns at the end of waggle runs will vary with season and latitude. The bees are confronted with a new difficulty when the sun closely approaches its zenith because only slight errors in the bees' estimation of the relative positions of the sun and zenith generate very large errors. So, the sun compass loses its usefulness when at its zenith. We review experiments and observations on both foraging and absconding in relation to the azimuth. The honeybees' solution for the paradox of the azimuth includes an azimuthal lull, preferences, and time windows.

  12. Neutron capture reactions at DANCE

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    Bredeweg, T. A.

    2008-05-01

    The Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) is a 4π BaF2 array consisting of 160 active detector elements. The primary purpose of the array is to perform neutron capture cross section measurements on small (>~100 μg) and/or radioactive (DANCE we have performed neutron capture cross section measurements on a wide array of medium to heavy mass nuclides. Measurements to date include neutron capture cross sections on 241,243Am, neutron capture and neutron-induced fission cross sections and capture-to-fission ratio (α = σγ/σf) for 235U using a new fission-tagging detector as well as neutron capture cross sections for several astrophysics branch-point nuclei. Results from several of these measurements will be presented along with a discussion of additional physics information that can be extracted from the DANCE data.

  13. Care to dance?

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    Anaïs Schaeffer

    2011-01-01

    The second part of the artistic programme Collide@CERN was officially launched at the beginning of November. The initiative, a dance and performance award, is the result of a partnership between CERN, the City of Geneva and the Canton of Geneva.   From left to right: Sami Kanaan, Rolf Heuer, and Charles Beer. The project Collide@CERN was launched in September in the framework of CERN's new cultural policy (announced in an article published in Bulletin No. 50-51/2010). The project, whose main objective is to achieve a symbiosis between the imagination of artists and the creativity of scientists, features an artist-in-residence scheme that will run for three years. The Organization has concluded two cultural partnerships for the purpose: one with Ars Electronica Linz, an Austrian organisation specialising in the digital arts, which will sponsor a digital arts prize (see article published in Bulletin No. 37-38 earlier this year), and the other with the City and the Canton of Geneva, wh...

  14. Epilepsy is Dancing.

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    Tuft, Mia; Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Nakken, Karl O

    2015-10-01

    In "Epilepsy is Dancing", in Antony and the Johnsons' album "The Crying Light"(2009), the lyrics and accompanying music video depicts an epileptic seizure in which the person is transferred to another beautiful and magical world. This may be called "enchanted epilepsy"; i.e., the experience of epilepsy as deeply nourishing and (positively) transforming, is conveyed not only in the lyrics but also the visual and auditory qualities of the video. The seizure in the video gives associations to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's dream". If epilepsy appears in music lyrics, the focus is mostly on negative aspects of the illness, such as horror, fear and repulsive sexuality associated with the fits [1,2]. Contradictory to these lyrics, Anthony and the Johnsons' song is an example of a positive portrayal of epilepsy. It is open to a multitude of meanings, emotional valence and appraisal of epilepsy. By widening the experiential range associated with epileptic seizures, these lyrics highlight the inherently construed nature of epileptic experience. The song stands out in several ways. First, it describes epilepsy in positive terms, prioritising the euphoric, ecstatic, potentially empowering and enhancing aspects of epileptic seizures. Second, the lyrics and accompanying video point to divine experiences associated with epileptic seizures. Through the lyrics and the music video we are, as an audience, able to sense a snicket of an epileptic seizure, but also the universal experience of loosing control.

  15. Selecting, Teaching and Assessing Physical Education Dance Experiences

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    Little, Stephanie; Hall, Tina

    2017-01-01

    Dance is a form of physical activity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Students at the elementary level benefit greatly from successful experiences in dance that lead to competency in various dance forms as well as an appreciation of personal expression through dance. Teaching dance, however, may not be comfortable or easy for beginning…

  16. Dancing in the 'Contact Zone'

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    Monica Wulff

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available In October 2002 I performed and exhibited Troppo Obscura: A Peepshow of Historical Perversity at the Performance Space as part of the multicultural Arts festival, Carnivale, in Sydney, Australia. Troppo Obscura is a multimedia installation that explores some aspects of the complex relationships between the West and Asia. The work looks at a large range of possibilities, from the colonial gaze through to personal relationships forged through artistic endeavor. This paper—the first of two extended mediations on the topic—focuses on one such personal relationship addressed in the installation, namely that between traditional master mask dancer Ibu Sawitri from Cirebon on the West coast of Java, Indonesia and myself, a Sydney based contemporary dancer and performance artist. Between 1992 and 1999, the year Ibu Sawitri passed away, I spent many long-term visits learning dance and living in Ibu Sawitri’s house in Losari. This essay focuses on Ibu Sawitri’s family and dance background and how she, the younger generation of dancers, the dance context, and the dance itself, have been transformed over time as a result of rapidly changing socio-historical conditions. In the second half of this paper I move the discussion to the broader issues of cross-cultural encounters in what Pratt terms the ‘contact zone’ (1992. This includes looking at dance as an embodied practice and its function in the ‘contact zone’ as well as dealing with Spivak’s debates about the subaltern voice in reference to my telling of Ibu Sawitri’s story, both in the installation and in text. A closer analysis of the dynamics of my dance with Ibu Sawitri in the ‘contact zone’ is addressed here.

  17. Children's Drama in Mexico: An Interview with Socorro Merlin.

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    Ritch, Pamela

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    Dr. Merlin (director of the Rodolfo Usigli Center for Research, Information and Documentation at Bellas Artes, Mexico City) talks about professional children's theatre, creative drama in education, and the child as artist. (PD)

  18. Children's Drama in Mexico: An Interview with Socorro Merlin.

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    Ritch, Pamela

    1985-01-01

    Dr. Merlin (director of the Rodolfo Usigli Center for Research, Information and Documentation at Bellas Artes, Mexico City) talks about professional children's theatre, creative drama in education, and the child as artist. (PD)

  19. Subtitling Historical Drama TV Series: Constraints and Considerations

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    Şirin Okyayuz

    2016-01-01

    ... and the possible strategies to be used in film and television series genres. For example, the subtitling of historical drama TV series, which have become very popular and reach a wide audience across the world, is a rarely studied endeavour...

  20. 109 Strategizing Drama as Tool for Advocacy and Rural Development

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    networking for the necessary empowerment of individuals, groups, and the communities. ... boundaries, while Information Communication Technology (ICT) has ... Fundamental to drama are such key elements as a story that is acted on stage.

  1. Theatre and Pedagogy: Using Drama in Mental Health Nurse Education.

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    Wasylko, Yolanda; Stickley, Theodore

    2003-01-01

    Describes how psychodrama, forum theatre, and other forms of drama can facilitate active learning, develop empathy and reflective skills, and foster emotional intelligence in nursing education. Contains 21 references. (SK)

  2. 33 DRAMA AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR NATIONAL IDENTITY ...

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    Drama as an Instrument for National Identity Formation - Christine Chika Ojemudia, PhD. 34. Introduction ... created forms while the concrete things man perceive in his environment ... individuals discover and understand themselves and their.

  3. ‘Dogmas’ for television drama

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup

    2013-01-01

    the film and TV industry and ‘producer’s choice’. The article argues that while the strong talent behind the series and contextual aspects such as the recent interest in ‘Nordic Noir’ and new scheduling strategies for subtitled content by UK broadcaster BBC4 are important for understanding......This article traces the main concepts in the so-called production dogmas of the in-house drama department DR Fiction at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), which has recently produced acclaimed series such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing (2007–2012) and Borgen (2010–2013). The idea of putting...... the writer at the centre of the production process based on the concept of ‘one vision’ is highlighted as important to understanding the nature of the series from DR. The article discusses the concepts of public service ‘double storytelling’, organizing production based on notions of ‘crossover’ between...

  4. ‘Dogmas’ for television drama

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup

    2013-01-01

    This article traces the main concepts in the so-called production dogmas of the in-house drama department DR Fiction at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), which has recently produced acclaimed series such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing (2007–2012) and Borgen (2010–2013). The idea of putting...... the writer at the centre of the production process based on the concept of ‘one vision’ is highlighted as important to understanding the nature of the series from DR. The article discusses the concepts of public service ‘double storytelling’, organizing production based on notions of ‘crossover’ between...... the international interest, major changes in the mode of production at DR Fiction since the late 1990s also need to be included in the understanding of the choice of content, the look and the recent success of several Danish series....

  5. Stephen Poliakoff: another icon of contemporary British drama

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    Idrissi, Nizar

    2008-01-01

    This thesis is an attempt to portray the birth of British modern drama and the most important figures breaking its new ground; more to the point, to shed light on the second generation of British dramatists breaking what G.B. Shaw used to call ‘middle-class morality’. The focal point here is fixed on Stephen Poliakoff, one of the distinctive dramatists in contemporary British theatre, his work and the dramatic tinge he adds to the new drama.

  6. Effects of Films and Television Dramas on Destination Image

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    Pars Şahbaz

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is bring up the effects of films and television dramas on destination image. Image is a picture and a imagery which ia about destination and also image affects the purchase decision making. The population of the study contains domestic tourists who visited Mardin. The result of the study suggests that there is a substantive relationship between destination images and films and television dramas.

  7. Music Is Not Our Enemy, but Noise Should Be Regulated: Thoughts on Shooting/Conflicts Related to Dama Square Dance in China

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    Zhou, Lijun

    2014-01-01

    While Dama square dance is gaining popularity in China, especially with middle-aged and older-adult women--hence the "Dama" (Chinese for "big mamas") moniker--there have been conflicts due to the loud music played for the activity. After a brief explanation of Dama square dance and a description of the context of the conflicts,…

  8. Staging Memory: The Drama Inside the Language of Elfriede Jelinek

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    Gita Honegger

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This essay focuses on Jelinek's problematic relationship to her native Austria, as it is reflected in some of her most recent plays: Ein Sportstück (A Piece About Sports, In den Alpen (In the Alps and Das Werk (The Plant. Taking her acceptance speech for the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature as a starting point, my essay explores Jelinek's unique approach to her native language, which carries both the burden of historic guilt and the challenge of a distinguished, if tortured literary legacy. Furthermore, I examine the performative force of her language. Jelinek's "Dramas" do not unfold in action and dialogue, rather, they are embedded in the grammar itself. Her radically subversive vision of Austrian culture reveals her own deep roots in it and the obsessive longing to align herself with its purest and martyred voices—from Hugo von Hofmannsthal to Paul Celan. Against the exploitation by contemporary tourism of a landscape that is riddled with the undead of political and commercial crimes, against the pollution and perversion of official language, Jelinek's linguistic experiments, destructive and anti-traditional at first sight, are urgently conservative projects.

  9. Mourning Mandela: sacred drama and digital visuality in Cape Town

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    Paula Uimonen

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The world united in unprecedented ways in mourning the global icon Nelson Mandela, an emotionally charged historical event in which digital visuality played an influential role. The memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, 10 December 2013, gathered dignitaries and celebrities from around the world at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, to mourn the passing of Madiba and to celebrate his life work. At the Grand Parade in Cape Town, the event was broadcast on large public screens, followed by live music performances and narrowcast interaction with the audience. Building on recent research on public screens during global media events, this article addresses the mediated mourning rituals at the Grand Parade in terms of a sacred drama. Focusing on social relationality, the article discusses how digital visuality mediated a sense of global communitas, thus momentarily overcoming historical frictions between the global north and the global south, while expanding the fame of Madiba. Paying attention to the public display of visual memory objects and the emotional agency of images, it argues that digital visuality mediated social frictions between the living and the dead, while recasting a historical subject as a historical object. The article further discusses how digital visuality mediated cultural frictions of apartheid and xenophobia, through the positioning of Mandela in the pantheon of Pan-African icons, thus underlining the African origin of this global icon. The analysis is based on ethnographic observations and experiences in Cape Town.

  10. Emotional arousal when watching drama increases pain threshold and social bonding

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    Teasdale, Ben; Thompson, Jackie; Budelmann, Felix; Duncan, Sophie; van Emde Boas, Evert; Maguire, Laurie

    2016-01-01

    Fiction, whether in the form of storytelling or plays, has a particular attraction for us: we repeatedly return to it and are willing to invest money and time in doing so. Why this is so is an evolutionary enigma that has been surprisingly underexplored. We hypothesize that emotionally arousing drama, in particular, triggers the same neurobiological mechanism (the endorphin system, reflected in increased pain thresholds) that underpins anthropoid primate and human social bonding. We show that, compared to subjects who watch an emotionally neutral film, subjects who watch an emotionally arousing film have increased pain thresholds and an increased sense of group bonding. PMID:27703694

  11. Staged Memories: Spanish Drama and Cinema, Andalusian Identity and Flamenco Music in Argentina and Mexico

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    2015-01-01

    Culture, particularly cinema, drama and music, played a key role in order to keep and reinforce the identity of Spanish migrants in Argentina and Mexico during the first part of the 20th century. For decades, these countries had received thousands of migrants from Spain, and by the period following the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) a notable colony of them settled in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. At the same time, several artists arrived to these places escaping from the war, political repres...

  12. Emotional arousal when watching drama increases pain threshold and social bonding.

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    Dunbar, R I M; Teasdale, Ben; Thompson, Jackie; Budelmann, Felix; Duncan, Sophie; van Emde Boas, Evert; Maguire, Laurie

    2016-09-01

    Fiction, whether in the form of storytelling or plays, has a particular attraction for us: we repeatedly return to it and are willing to invest money and time in doing so. Why this is so is an evolutionary enigma that has been surprisingly underexplored. We hypothesize that emotionally arousing drama, in particular, triggers the same neurobiological mechanism (the endorphin system, reflected in increased pain thresholds) that underpins anthropoid primate and human social bonding. We show that, compared to subjects who watch an emotionally neutral film, subjects who watch an emotionally arousing film have increased pain thresholds and an increased sense of group bonding.

  13. Importance of Introducing Simple Drama Games to Kindergarten Children of the First Age Group

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the importance of introducing simple drama games to kindergarten children of the first age group. Based on the knowledge and experience of experts from countries where such games are played and used in kindergartens on a daily basis, we can clearly talk about a positive impact they have on child's cognitive, emotional, social, and motor development. As examples of good practice, we showcase the findings of theses by students of Preschool Education at the Faculty of Education in Maribor.

  14. Dance in Ancient Greek Culture

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    2015-01-01

    The greatness and harmony of ancient Greece has had an impact upon the development of the Western European culture to this day. The ancient Greek culture has influenced contemporary literature genres and systems of philosophy, principles of architecture, sculpture and drama and has formed basis for such sciences as astronomy and mathematics. The art of ancient Greece with its penchant for beauty and clarity has been the example of the humanity’s search for an aesthetic ideal. Despite only bei...

  15. The artistic characteristics of Eastern Guizhou Tujia Waving Dance%论黔东土家族摆手舞的艺术特征

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    卢慧

    2014-01-01

    In recent years, with the vigorous development of the culture of minority education, research of Tujia Waving Dance has also aroused extensive attention. As the most representative of Tujia folk art charm, Tujia Waving Dance as carrying the national culture and the aesthetic value of traditional dance, unify the music, sports and entertainment, the collective dance music drama in one, with various research value, the paper research on Tujia waving dance performances, entertainment, inheritance and education from four aspects, to lay the foundation for the artistic charm and cultural heritage continue to study Tujia Waving Dance, and provide reference for the university of Tujia Waving Dance Teaching to improve the quality.%近年来随着少数民族文化教育事业的蓬勃发展,土家族摆手舞的相关研究也引起了广泛关注。作为土家族最具民间艺术魅力的代表,土家族摆手舞作为承载着土家族民族文化积淀与艺术审美价值的传统舞蹈,集体音乐审美、体育娱乐、歌舞乐剧于一体,具有多方面的研究价值,论文将对土家族摆手舞的表演性、娱乐性、传承性和教育性四个方面展开分析,为继续研究土家族摆手舞的艺术魅力与文化传承打下基础,同时为高校土家族摆手舞教学质量的提高提供参考。

  16. Meaning of dancing therapy in therapy of clients with psychological diseases

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    2010-01-01

    Bachelor thesis deals with meaning and effects of Dance therapy in frame of medical therapy of clients with psychical disease. Theoretical part defines words like dance, movement and Dance therapy. This part also describes history of dance, meaning and aims of Dance therapy, its school, aims and divisions. Mensioned are person of dance therapist, personalities connected with dance and Dance therapy, target groups of clients suitable for Dance therapy, importance of Dance therapy for clients w...

  17. Benefits of Implementing a Dance Unit in Physical Education

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    Bajek, Mary; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ressler, James

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the benefits of participating in a dance curriculum, as well as how dance relates to the National Standards. It also provides insight into how physical educators can overcome the barriers to teaching dance in their programs.

  18. Benefits of Implementing a Dance Unit in Physical Education

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    Bajek, Mary; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Ressler, James

    2015-01-01

    This article discusses the benefits of participating in a dance curriculum, as well as how dance relates to the National Standards. It also provides insight into how physical educators can overcome the barriers to teaching dance in their programs.

  19. Rising Dance Star Wang Dongmei

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    2002-01-01

    Wang Dongmei, a Harbin native and agraduate of the People’s Liberation Army ArtCollege, is a rising young dancer currently servingin the Dancing and Singing Ensemble of the PLA’sAir Force. She joined the army in February 1978,

  20. Formative Assessment in Dance Education

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    Andrade, Heidi; Lui, Angela; Palma, Maria; Hefferen, Joanna

    2015-01-01

    Feedback is crucial to students' growth as dancers. When used within the framework of formative assessment, or assessment for learning, feedback results in actionable next steps that dancers can use to improve their performances. This article showcases the work of two dance specialists, one elementary and one middle school teacher, who have…

  1. Poverty of Diverse Dance Readings

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    McCarthy-Brown, Nyama

    2015-01-01

    This article synthesizes current dance education research that demonstrates connections between the culturally relevant pedagogy and student academic achievement, details why the arts are exponentially important and valuable to all communities, and provides practical solutions for the everyday teacher. Through a pointed focus on culturally…

  2. Formative Assessment in Dance Education

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    Andrade, Heidi; Lui, Angela; Palma, Maria; Hefferen, Joanna

    2015-01-01

    Feedback is crucial to students' growth as dancers. When used within the framework of formative assessment, or assessment for learning, feedback results in actionable next steps that dancers can use to improve their performances. This article showcases the work of two dance specialists, one elementary and one middle school teacher, who have…

  3. Belgrade breakdance girl: Breaking gender-specific stereotypes with dance

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    Blagojević Gordana

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is based on the life story of one of Belgrade break dance dancers who started dancing and competing in early youth, but later she ceased to dance. I was interested in motives which influenced that young person to begin to deal with the brake dance, what she expressed by that, what the reaction was of social environment to the dance and what factors influenced her to stop dealing with this dance.

  4. 从乐舞走向信仰--桂东南传统乐舞文化与民间信仰%From Music and Dance to Belief--Traditional Music, Dance Culture and Folk Beliefs in Southeast Guangxi

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    张意柳

    2014-01-01

    桂东南乐舞文化包含形式多样的山歌、戏曲、舞蹈、器乐等艺术形式,是当地民间信仰有形传承的重要体现。桂东南民间信仰是乐舞文化的精神核心,又为乐舞文化增添了浓郁的地方文化色彩,并成为地方文化传承和发展的重要形式。乐舞活动中的民间信仰不仅具有乡村社会的教化作用和民众精神支撑作用,而且具有族群社会的凝聚和维系作用,同时具有传统伦理与道德的传承、教化作用。%The music and dance cultural in Southeast Guangxi encompasses diverse forms of folk songs, drama, dance, instrumental music and other art forms, is the local folk beliefs important manifestation of tangible heritage. The folk beliefs is the spiritual core of the music and dance culture activities, and it but also adds a rich ethnic and cultural features for music and dance culture, in the same time it provides a broad Inheritance and development space. Folk music and dance activities belief not only educate the rural community and the public spirit of the supporting role, but also social cohesion and sustain ethnic role, but also has traditional ethics and moral heritage, educational function.

  5. Um corpo na dança contemporânea brasileira: percurso de rupturas e afirmações / A body in Brazilian contemporary dance: path of breaks and affirmations

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    Lilian Vilela

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este texto faz parte de uma pesquisa de doutorado realizada no Laborarte/ UNICAMP, com foco central na história de vida artística de Denise Stutz, bailarina brasileira, e seu percurso de atuação desde a década de 1970 até os dias atuais. O recorte aqui refere-se ao seu período de questionamento com a dança e sua experiência no campo teatral e da performance, em um momento de ruptura estética e existencial. Esta pesquisa alia voz e corpo em seus aspectos sensíveis, adotando como procedimento metodológico na pesquisa qualitativa, a transcriação de suas narrativas orais e as análises de movimento integradas às análises de espetáculo das narrativas cênicas de obras de referência na trajetória da bailarina. Costurando as reflexões estéticas vividas e encenadas podemos constatar a potência da arte da dança como modo de percepção, transformação e criação de si mesmo, e desta dança como discurso pronunciado pelo corpo-sujeito no mundo e para o mundo circundante.This paper is part of a doctorate research made at Laborarte/UNICAMP from which the main focus is the story of artistic life of Denise Stutz, Brazilian dancer, and her way of acting since the 1970 until today. The specific aproach of this work refers to the period of questioning the dance and her experience in drama and performance, in a moment of esthetical and existential crisis. This research puts together voice and body in their sensitive aspects adopting as a methodological procedure in the qualitative research, the transcriation of her oral narratives and the movement analysis integrated to the analysis of the spectacle of reference works in the way of the dancer. Sewing aesthetic reflections experienced and played we may confirm the power of the art of dancing as a way of perception, transformation and creation of oneself, and this dance as a language of the body-subject pronounced in the world and for the world around.

  6. THE EFFECT OF DRAMA EDUCATION ON PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS’ CREATIVITY

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A number of studies of the effects of drama on individuals’ cognitive and affective characteristics have been carried out recently. These studies revealed that drama had positive impact on students’ development of communication skills, socialization levels, development of emotional intelligence, social skills, empathic skills and empathic tendencies regardless of the grade levels of the students. In the present study, the effect of drama education on creativity of prospective classroom teachers was examined. As the method of this study, experimental design, which is based on pre-test and post-test, was used. In the research the study group consisted of 78 the 4th grade students (50 females and 28 males who attended the Primary School Teacher Education Program at Elementary Education Department of Faculty of Education, Kirikkale University in fall semester of 2006-2007 academic year. The data in this study was gathered through “Torrance Test of Creative Thinking-Figural Form A”. “TTCT-Figural, Form A” was applied on the participants before and after Drama Course, and their pre-test and post-test scores were compared accordingly. Results of the study showed that at the end of the Drama Course, the scores of creativity test the students took increased to some extent in all of the dimensions of creativity test, which are “fluency”, “originality”, “elaboration”, “resistance to premature closure” and “abstractness of titles”. It was also found out that participants’ pre-test and post-test creativity scores did not make a significant difference according to gender variable. Recommendations of the study include that drama should be an essential part of all teacher education programs, and more research should be performed focusing on the effects of drama on students’ various intellectual skills and attitudes.

  7. How To Dance through Time. Volume III: The Majesty of Renaissance Dance. [Videotape].

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    Teten, Carol

    This 42-minute VHS videotape is the third in a series of "How To Dance Through Time" videos. It highlights the intricacies of an Italian court dance suite, which mirrors the episodic changes of courtship. Nido D'Amore" (The Nest of Love) exposes the technique for all the dance suites of the era, and features The Opening (which…

  8. African Dance Aesthetics in a K-12 Dance Setting: From History to Social Justice

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    Ward, Sheila A.

    2013-01-01

    This article invites the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the aesthetics of African-based dance through the elements of tradition, transformation, and social justice. A discussion of the aesthetics of African dances within Africa and throughout the African diaspora opens the doors to present these dances in a K-12 setting, to explore a…

  9. Critical Postcolonial Dance Pedagogy: The Relevance of West African Dance Education in the United States

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    Cruz Banks, Ojeya

    2010-01-01

    This dance ethnography examines work conducted by the Dambe Project--a nonprofit organization that specializes in African performing arts education and mentorship. The study focuses on the implications of the organization's dance pedagogy in light of its postcolonial context and the importance of West African dance education in the United States.…

  10. So What Does Dance Have to Do with It? Using Dance to Teach Students about Leadership

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    Peterson, Tim O.; Williams, Joann K.

    2004-01-01

    Dance is a common metaphor in both the change and leadership literature. However, can dance, a movement art, actually be used to learn about leadership? The answer is yes and this exercise shows you how. Dance as an instructional strategy allows the instructor to tap the cognitive, affective, and conative components of the brain.

  11. DanceChemistry: Helping Students Visualize Chemistry Concepts through Dance Videos

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    Tay, Gidget C.; Edwards, Kimberly D.

    2015-01-01

    A visual aid teaching tool, the DanceChemistry video series, has been developed to teach fundamental chemistry concepts through dance. These educational videos portray chemical interactions at the molecular level using dancers to represent chemical species. Students reported that the DanceChemistry videos helped them visualize chemistry ideas in a…

  12. Bridging the Gap: Helping Students from Competitive Dance Training Backgrounds Become Successful Dance Majors

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    Schupp, Karen

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the methods the author uses to help first-year dance majors from competitive training backgrounds expand their understanding of dance and learn to create a strong foundation for collegiate success. By acknowledging differences in dance backgrounds, carefully emphasizing the theory behind postmodern contemporary dance…

  13. Dance Class Structure Affects Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: A Study of Seven Dance Types

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    Lopez Castillo, Maria A.; Carlson, Jordan A.; Cain, Kelli L.; Bonilla, Edith A.; Chuang, Emmeline; Elder, John P.; Sallis, James F.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The study aims were to determine: (a) how class structure varies by dance type, (b) how moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior vary by dance class segments, and (c) how class structure relates to total MVPA in dance classes. Method: Participants were 291 boys and girls ages 5 to 18 years old enrolled in 58…

  14. Bridging the Gap: Helping Students from Competitive Dance Training Backgrounds Become Successful Dance Majors

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    Schupp, Karen

    2010-01-01

    This article examines the methods the author uses to help first-year dance majors from competitive training backgrounds expand their understanding of dance and learn to create a strong foundation for collegiate success. By acknowledging differences in dance backgrounds, carefully emphasizing the theory behind postmodern contemporary dance…

  15. African Dance Aesthetics in a K-12 Dance Setting: From History to Social Justice

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    Ward, Sheila A.

    2013-01-01

    This article invites the reader to gain a deeper understanding of the aesthetics of African-based dance through the elements of tradition, transformation, and social justice. A discussion of the aesthetics of African dances within Africa and throughout the African diaspora opens the doors to present these dances in a K-12 setting, to explore a…

  16. DanceChemistry: Helping Students Visualize Chemistry Concepts through Dance Videos

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    Tay, Gidget C.; Edwards, Kimberly D.

    2015-01-01

    A visual aid teaching tool, the DanceChemistry video series, has been developed to teach fundamental chemistry concepts through dance. These educational videos portray chemical interactions at the molecular level using dancers to represent chemical species. Students reported that the DanceChemistry videos helped them visualize chemistry ideas in a…

  17. National Dance Education Organization: Building a Future for Dance Education in the Arts

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    Bonbright, Jane; McGreevy-Nichols, Susan

    2012-01-01

    The field of dance arts education in the United States is in an entirely different place today than it was at the turn of the century. Much of this change is due to a convergence of events that involved: federal and state legislation, policy, and funding that supported dance in arts education; a forty-year transition of dance out of departments of…

  18. Facilitating Dance Making from a Teacher's Perspective within a Community Integrated Dance Class

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    Cheesman, Sue

    2011-01-01

    Integrated dance has featured in several publications from the mid-1990's onwards, particularly from the standpoints of equity of access, and contesting perceptions of dominant conventional notions of what dance is and who can dance including issues of embodiment and representation. Other publications and manuals focus primarily on how to teach…

  19. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad: A Drama Workshop for Junior High and High School Students.

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    Tabone, Carmine; Albrecht, Robert

    2000-01-01

    Claims drama in the classroom offers teachers an opportunity to "bring to life" the challenges and triumphs of African Americans. Describes a drama workshop based on the story of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. (NH)

  20. Literary Analysis of Choices and Identity in War Dances

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    马龙

    2014-01-01

    War Dances, a remarkable collection of brilliant short stories and poems written by Sherman Alexie, is brimming with ingenuity and thrill. This impressive collection of short stories and poems has different characters that are from all walks of life and have various different roles to play in the society, such as artists, husbands and wives and mistresses, workers, fathers and sons, etc. All these men and women are at the turn of their lives because of the choices and decisions they made, which would steered their lives into a road with no returns. One of the most profound themes of War Dances is about the choices people made when they are tested, which make all the difference about people’s identities and exert a significant impact upon their lives in the days to come. This paper seeks to unpack the choices of different people have made that have changed their lives for better or for worse.

  1. Dance Anthropology: a discipline in expansion

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    2009-01-01

    The anthropological approach to dance now has asserted itself as an effective means for understanding dance in its whole context. For this reason, a synthetic view over the last ten years is proposed, analysing the studies appeared on the "Dance Research Journal", a scientific magazine among the most influential in the field. The analysis has given light, for opposed reasons, to those issues as multiculturalism and ballet that, for this reason, have been given here particular attention.

  2. THEORETICAL BASES OF DANCE/MOVEMENT THERAPY

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    2015-01-01

    The article is devoted to dance/movement therapy — a special kind of psychotherapy that uses a dance movement for the development of social, emotional and physical life of the individual. This is a form of psychosomatic treatment aimed at identifying links between mental conflicts and somatic symptoms, on exemption from physical and mental stress. The article examines the theoretical foundations of dance therapy, his¬tory of its formation, basic directions and forms of work.

  3. Drama advertisements: moderating effects of self-relevance on the relations among empathy, information processing, and attitudes.

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    Chebat, Jean-Charles; Vercollier, Sarah Drissi; Gélinas-Chebat, Claire

    2003-06-01

    The effects of drama versus lecture format in public service advertisements are studied in a 2 (format) x 2 (malaria vs AIDS) factorial design. Two structural equation models are built (one for each level of self-relevance), showing two distinct patterns. In both low and high self-relevant situations, empathy plays a key role. Under low self-relevance conditions, drama enhances information processing through empathy. Under high self-relevant conditions, the advertisement format has neither significant cognitive or empathetic effects. The information processing generated by the highly relevant topic affects viewers' empathy, which in turn affects the attitude the advertisement and the behavioral intent. As predicted by the Elaboration Likelihood Model, the advertisement format enhances the attitudes and information processing mostly under low self-relevant conditions. Under low self-relevant conditions, empathy enhances information processing while under high self-relevance, the converse relation holds.

  4. An empirical investigation of dance addiction.

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    Maraz, Aniko; Urbán, Róbert; Griffiths, Mark Damian; Demetrovics, Zsolt

    2015-01-01

    Although recreational dancing is associated with increased physical and psychological well-being, little is known about the harmful effects of excessive dancing. The aim of the present study was to explore the psychopathological factors associated with dance addiction. The sample comprised 447 salsa and ballroom dancers (68% female, mean age: 32.8 years) who danced recreationally at least once a week. The Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry, Szabo, & Griffiths, 2004) was adapted for dance (Dance Addiction Inventory, DAI). Motivation, general mental health (BSI-GSI, and Mental Health Continuum), borderline personality disorder, eating disorder symptoms, and dance motives were also assessed. Five latent classes were explored based on addiction symptoms with 11% of participants belonging to the most problematic class. DAI was positively associated with psychiatric distress, borderline personality and eating disorder symptoms. Hierarchical linear regression model indicated that Intensity (ß=0.22), borderline (ß=0.08), eating disorder (ß=0.11) symptoms, as well as Escapism (ß=0.47) and Mood Enhancement (ß=0.15) (as motivational factors) together explained 42% of DAI scores. Dance addiction as assessed with the Dance Addiction Inventory is associated with indicators of mild psychopathology and therefore warrants further research.

  5. Composition/Teaching/Learning Processes in Dance

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    Emyle Daltro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article is about contemporary dance solo productions which have been called choreographic installations. It is focused on the relations between humans and non-humans in performance and presents an approach of teaching/learning in dance. It departs from the idea that the choreographic installation responds to a search for experience, which is operated by means of relations to non-humans when these become coauthors of bodies, dance and performance. The solo notion is thus called into question, as we are never alone in it, but rather with, which leads us to emphasize dance composition and learning as a collective experimentation.

  6. The neural basis of human dance

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    Brown, Steven; Martinez, Michael J; Parsons, Lawrence M

    .... Spatial navigation of leg movement during dance, when controlling for muscle contraction, activated the medial superior parietal lobule, reflecting proprioceptive and somatosensory contributions...

  7. The Effect of Dance over Depression

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    Akandere, Mehibe; Demir, Banu

    2011-01-01

    Dance and movement therapy are consisted of music, easy exercises and sensorial stimulus and provide drugless treatment for the depression on low rates. In this study, it has been aimed to examine the effect of dance over the depression. A total of 120 healthy male and female conservatory students ranged from 20 and 24 ages volunteered to participate in this study. They were divided randomly into 1 of 2 groups: dance training group (DTG; N=60) and control group (CG; N=60). A dance...

  8. The evolutionary biology of dance without frills.

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    Ravignani, Andrea; Cook, Peter F

    2016-10-10

    Recently psychologists have taken up the question of whether dance is reliant on unique human adaptations, or whether it is rooted in neural and cognitive mechanisms shared with other species [1,2]. In its full cultural complexity, human dance clearly has no direct analog in animal behavior. Most definitions of dance include the consistent production of movement sequences timed to an external rhythm. While not sufficient for dance, modes of auditory-motor timing, such as synchronization and entrainment, are experimentally tractable constructs that may be analyzed and compared between species. In an effort to assess the evolutionary precursors to entrainment and social features of human dance, Laland and colleagues [2] have suggested that dance may be an incidental byproduct of adaptations supporting vocal or motor imitation - referred to here as the 'imitation and sequencing' hypothesis. In support of this hypothesis, Laland and colleagues rely on four convergent lines of evidence drawn from behavioral and neurobiological research on dance behavior in humans and rhythmic behavior in other animals. Here, we propose a less cognitive, more parsimonious account for the evolution of dance. Our 'timing and interaction' hypothesis suggests that dance is scaffolded off of broadly conserved timing mechanisms allowing both cooperative and antagonistic social coordination.

  9. Lower limb loading in step aerobic dance.

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    Wu, H-W; Hsieh, H-M; Chang, Y-W; Wang, L-H

    2012-11-01

    Participation in aerobic dance is associated with a number of lower extremity injuries, and abnormal joint loading seems to be a factor in these. However, information on joint loading is limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the kinetics of the lower extremity in step aerobic dance and to compare the differences of high-impact and low-impact step aerobic dance in 4 aerobic movements (mambo, kick, L step and leg curl). 18 subjects were recruited for this study. High-impact aerobic dance requires a significantly greater range of motion, joint force and joint moment than low-impact step aerobic dance. The peak joint forces and moments in high-impact step aerobic dance were found to be 1.4 times higher than in low-impact step aerobic dance. Understanding the nature of joint loading may help choreographers develop dance combinations that are less injury-prone. Furthermore, increased knowledge about joint loading may be helpful in lowering the risk of injuries in aerobic dance instructors and students.

  10. An empirical investigation of dance addiction.

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    Aniko Maraz

    Full Text Available Although recreational dancing is associated with increased physical and psychological well-being, little is known about the harmful effects of excessive dancing. The aim of the present study was to explore the psychopathological factors associated with dance addiction. The sample comprised 447 salsa and ballroom dancers (68% female, mean age: 32.8 years who danced recreationally at least once a week. The Exercise Addiction Inventory (Terry, Szabo, & Griffiths, 2004 was adapted for dance (Dance Addiction Inventory, DAI. Motivation, general mental health (BSI-GSI, and Mental Health Continuum, borderline personality disorder, eating disorder symptoms, and dance motives were also assessed. Five latent classes were explored based on addiction symptoms with 11% of participants belonging to the most problematic class. DAI was positively associated with psychiatric distress, borderline personality and eating disorder symptoms. Hierarchical linear regression model indicated that Intensity (ß=0.22, borderline (ß=0.08, eating disorder (ß=0.11 symptoms, as well as Escapism (ß=0.47 and Mood Enhancement (ß=0.15 (as motivational factors together explained 42% of DAI scores. Dance addiction as assessed with the Dance Addiction Inventory is associated with indicators of mild psychopathology and therefore warrants further research.

  11. Virtual Dance and Motion-Capture

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    Marc Boucher

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A general view of various ways in which virtual dance can be understood is presented in the first part of this article. It then appraises the uses of the term “virtual” in previous studies of digital dance. A more in-depth view of virtual dance as it relates to motion-capture is offered, and key issues are discussed regarding computer animation, digital imaging, motion signature, virtual reality and interactivity. The paper proposes that some forms of virtual dance be defined in relation to both digital technologies and contemporary theories of virtuality.

  12. Differences in Itself: Redefining Disability through Dance

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    Carolien Hermans

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper brings together two different terms: dance and disability. This encounter between dance and disability might be seen as an unusual, even conflicting, one since dance is traditionally dominated by aesthetic virtuosity and perfect, idealized bodies which are under optimized bodily control. However, recently there has been a growing desire within dance communities and professional dance companies to challenge binary thinking (beautiful-ugly, perfect-imperfect, valid-invalid, success-failure by incorporating an aesthetic of difference. The traditional focus of dance on appearance (shape, technique, virtuosity is replaced by a focus on how movement is connected to a sense of self. This notion of the subjective body not only applies to the dancer's body but also to disabled bodies. Instead of thinking of a body as a thing, an object (Körper that is defined by its physical appearance, dance is more and more seduced by the body as we sense it, feel it and live it (Leib. This conceptual shift in dance is illustrated by a theoretical analysis of The Cost of Living, a dance film produced by DV8.

  13. 印度舞蹈及其在中国的传播%Indian Dance and Its Dissemination in China

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    刘佳云; 张鸾翔

    2011-01-01

    With time-honored history,India is one of the Four Greatest Ancient Civilizations of the world.Indian dance plays an important part in Indian civilization.From ancient to present,Indian dance has been enjoying a prominent status in the world stage,since it has evolved into a well-preserved,influencing and distinct cultural system.(Quoted Mr.Ji Xianlin)

  14. Creative drama: Can it be used to nursing education

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    Seda Bapoğlu Dümenci

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted in order to assess the impact of drama education, which is supposed to improve creativity skills, on nursing students. In this study, which was designed as an experimental one, third year students studying at Nursing Department of Duzce University School of Health were given drama education for one hour a week for eight weeks in total. In order to measure the creativity levels of the students in drama education in the study, Torrance Test of Creative Thinking Figural and Verbal Forms were applied as pre- and post-tests. According to the findings of the study, there was a significant difference between the pre-test and post-test in only originality subscale in the verbal form and in fluency, originality and elaboration subscales in the figural form and creativity levels in these areas increased following the drama education. Including a drama course and active learning methods is considered to be significant for coming up with solutions for the existing problems in nursing education.

  15. Play Matters

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    Sicart (Vila), Miguel Angel

    , but not necessarily fun. Play can be dangerous, addictive, and destructive. Along the way, Sicart considers playfulness, the capacity to use play outside the context of play; toys, the materialization of play--instruments but also play pals; playgrounds, play spaces that enable all kinds of play; beauty......, the aesthetics of play through action; political play -- from Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup to the hactivist activities of Anonymous; the political, aesthetic, and moral activity of game design; and why play and computers get along so well....

  16. Connection and Commitment: Exploring the Generation and Experience of Emotion in a Participatory Drama

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    Dunn, Julie; Bundy, Penny; Stinson, Madonna

    2015-01-01

    Emotion is a complex and important aspect of participatory drama experience. This is because drama work of this kind provokes emotional responses to both actual and dramatic worlds. This paper identifies two key features of participatory drama that influence the generation and experience of emotion: commitment and connection. These features are…

  17. Transforming Subject Knowledge: Drama Student-Teachers and the Pursuit of Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Pitfield, Maggie

    2012-01-01

    For many prospective teachers of drama, passion for their subject is a highly motivating force. In this paper I seek to shed light on the process by which personal constructs of drama as a subject are transformed during a period of teacher education, and answer key questions about the ways in which drama student-teachers develop their pedagogical…

  18. Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School: Projects to Promote Authentic Learning

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    Rainer, John; Lewis, Martin

    2012-01-01

    "Drama at the Heart of the Secondary School" provides a rationale for the curricular centrality of drama together with rich and detailed examples of cross-phase thematic projects which are drama-led, but which promote learning across a wide range of curriculum areas, from the humanities and other arts, to English and literacy, science and PSHE.…

  19. Poltergeist, Problem or Possibility? Curriculum Drama in the Republic of Ireland

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    Finneran, Michael

    2016-01-01

    Drama in Irish education is an enigmatic proposition, more observable in its absence than in its presence. This is at odds with the prominent status drama and theatre occupy in Irish society and cultural life. This article positions drama within the curriculums of the formal education system, contextualises the historical place and contemporary…

  20. "In the Labyrinth of the Image": An Archetypal Approach to Drama in Education.

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    Haine, Gano

    1985-01-01

    This article delineates an archetypal approach to drama in education. Participation in drama draws on both conscious and unconscious imaginative capabilities and involves teacher and student in the bedrock of human reaction. Drama could provide us with valuable information concerning archetypes as they unfold in the lives of our children. (MT)

  1. Process Drama and Intercultural Language Learning: An Experience of Contemporary Italy

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    Piazzoli, Erika

    2010-01-01

    This paper illustrates research on the effects of "process drama" to enhance intercultural awareness for learners of Italian as an Additional Language. To validate the potential synergy between "process drama" and intercultural language learning, I created six "process dramas" to explore some contemporary Italian…

  2. Learning from an Artistically Crafted Moment: Valuing Aesthetic Experience in the Student Teacher's Drama Education

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    Anderson, Elizabeth

    2016-01-01

    This paper takes the position that drama education falls within the field of aesthetic education, and involves learners in both creating and responding to the art of drama through a blending of thoughts, senses and emotions. The paper looks at aspects key to the experience of teaching and learning in drama within the aesthetic framework, and…

  3. Implementation of DRAMA in Macrocell Network

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    AHMED Afaz Uddin

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, Modified-Dynamic Resource Allocation Management Algorithm is implemented in macrocell network. Previously, the algorithm was developed for heterogeneous network with both smallcell and macrocell network. The increasing number of network nodes in wireless cellular communication has increased the demand of proper resource allocation in heterogeneous network. Inter-cell interference is still considered as one of the most challenging issues in vast deployment of mobile base stations in urban and sub-urban areas. In LTE and LTE-A network, spectrum sharing and leasing mandated by huge number of base stations (indoor and outdoor deployed, has an adverse effect on systems throughput and quality of service. Advances in resource management strategies has improved the interference scenarios in vast scale. A modified dynamic resource allocation management algorithm for macrocell network is proposed here to counter the intercell interference. Simulation environment is developed to study the performance of M-DRAMA for the marcoell network. The performance analysis shows that higher number of users get quality coverage at high node density.

  4. CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN NIGERIA: THE EMERGENT FORM OF ALAJOTA COMPANY

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    Rudolph Kansese

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available It is easy to identify Nigerian traditional dance through its form, structure and style. Components of the dance such as concept, movement, music, costume and props are integrated and help to interpret one another thereby making the form easy to assess. Contemporary dance on the other hand cannot be identified as a particular form; since it fluctuates with every choreographer and with every dance created. This is why it is often difficult for contemporary dance to be appreciated and accepted by indigenes as an art form like conventional dances. In order to asses and comprehend contemporary dance, this paper investigates the emergent form of ‘Alajota Dance Company. Two dance performances by the company are analysed; these are “Yuogoslaver” and “Naked Home.” These dances are observed both on the live stage as well as on video. Evidence gathered shows that the emergent form of Alajota Dance Company is dependent on three major factors; Nigerian traditional dance themes, personal dance creativity and Western or foreign dance features. Christopher Emmanuel and Oluranti as choreographers in the Company depend highly on indigenous dance and traditional motifs to compose dances which are personal to their experiences and exposures. Western or foreign features such as exotic dance styles, synthetic music and stage technology extends further the creative will of the choreographers.

  5. Preventive effects of group dance movement therapy on participants of oriental dance courses

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    Jevšenak, Vesna

    2014-01-01

    The connection of mind and body as well as the impact of physical activity on mental state of the person is defined in the theoretical part of the thesis. It featured dance as an expressive means of non-verbal communication in the therapeutic process in the group and stressed the importance of creativity in dance expression. It has given a historical overview of the role of women in dance and described the therapeutic characteristics of oriental dance. In addition to presenting dance - moveme...

  6. Dance in K through 12 Basic Education: adequacy of contemporary practices in dance teaching

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    Josiane Gisela Franken

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available This article focuses on dance teaching in K-12 basic education from a reflection about the relevant adoption of elements from post 1950’s artistic movement on dancing creative processes in a dialogue with authors as Hassan (1985, Silva (2005, and Rengel (2008. On this perspective, changes on dance teaching and learning practical attitudes are considered, resulting from postmodern dance transformations, such as: the reformulation of body concept, the conception of dance as a democratic, collective, and creative process and the progressively narrowed bounds between school artistic approaches and art forms developed outside of the school environment

  7. Vocalizing the Angels of Mons: Audio Dramas as Propaganda in the Great War of 1914 to 1918

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    Tim Crook

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Sound drama production prior to the onset of the “Radio Age” underwent a pioneering development during the Great War. This was achieved by the making, publication and distribution of short audio dramas acted with sound effects and music in front of early microphones and released in the form of 78 rpm phonograph discs. Entertaining storytelling through dramatic performance was mobilized for the purposes of improving recruitment and disseminating patriotic endorsement recordings. This article focuses on the sound dramatization of the myth of “The Angels of Mons” released by Regal in 1915. The recording is examined as a text for its significance in terms of propaganda, style of audio-drama, and any cultural role it may have played in the media of the First World War. The Regal disc was an example of what was described at the time as “descriptive sketches.” This article explores why a sound phonograph was used to dramatize the myth that angels intervened to assist the British Expeditionary Force to resist the German Army invading France through Belgium in 1914. A number of historians have discussed the First World War as being a theatre for the first modern media war, in which the process of propaganda was modernized. To what extent does “The Angels of Mons” phonograph and the genre of descriptive sketches support this analysis? Does this short sound drama play have any relevance to the cultural phenomena of spiritualism, modernism and patriotic Christianity identified as being important during the Great War period?

  8. Dance notations and robot motion

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    Abe, Naoko

    2016-01-01

    How and why to write a movement? Who is the writer? Who is the reader? They may be choreographers working with dancers. They may be roboticists programming robots. They may be artists designing cartoons in computer animation. In all such fields the purpose is to express an intention about a dance, a specific motion or an action to perform, in terms of intelligible sequences of elementary movements, as a music score that would be devoted to motion representation. Unfortunately there is no universal language to write a motion. Motion languages live together in a Babel tower populated by biomechanists, dance notators, neuroscientists, computer scientists, choreographers, roboticists. Each community handles its own concepts and speaks its own language. The book accounts for this diversity. Its origin is a unique workshop held at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse in 2014. Worldwide representatives of various communities met there. Their challenge was to reach a mutual understanding allowing a choreographer to access robotics ...

  9. The dance of the now

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    Engel, Lis

    2008-01-01

    The inspiration for this paper comes from an interest in the living movement of everyday life and from an interest in the stories of the felt sense of embodiment, subjectivity and culture. A phenomenological approach is used to get an embodied and experiential understanding of sensitive form and ...... that deepens the experiential understanding of everyday movement as performance of dynamic repertoires of existence. These become everyday events expressed as the dance of the now. Udgivelsesdato: May 2008...

  10. Dance movement therapy for depression

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    Meekums, B; Karkou, V; Nelson, EA

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Depression is a debilitating condition affecting more than 350 million people worldwide (WHO 2012) with a limited number of evidence-based treatments. Drug treatments may be inappropriate due to side effects and cost, and not everyone can use talking therapies.There is a need for evidence-based treatments that can be applied across cultures and with people who find it difficult to verbally articulate thoughts and feelings. Dance movement therapy (DMT) is used with people from a ra...

  11. Global Export Patterns and Potential Impacts of Danish TV Drama

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    Part of the panel 'Producing TV Drama in Small Nations: negotiating place and policy': For small nations the television industry, and in particular its drama output, performs a number of important cultural, political and economic functions. However, several structural challenges shape...... their television industry including less access to talent, fewer capital resources, higher production costs and a smaller market for advertising and license fee revenue. Therefore, this panel explores the various possibilities and challenges arising for broadcasters and production companies from small nations when...... they become actors in the international market for drama content. In doing so the panel will explore the ways in which ‘place’ is mobilised for both commercial and creative purposes, and how policy-makers have responded to the tensions between market orientation on the one hand and maintaining local...

  12. Mastering energy to avoid drama in your healthcare practice.

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    Chism, Marlene

    2012-01-01

    Energy takes on many meanings depending on the context, but for the purposes of the workplace, I refer to energy as the force that serves to either propel us to greater purposes or destroy us with our drama. As it relates to the healthcare setting, our energy can help us serve our patients well, manage our staff with utmost clarity and civility, and nurture an environment of impeccable customer service. Or if not mastered properly, it can trigger workplace bullying, disruptive behavior, physical burnout, or, in short-drama. With literally hundreds of scientific studies, white papers, and expert reports on how fatigue leads to serious accidents and death, it seems we are still in denial about the impact of fatigue on patient safety and employee safety and well-being. Before we can address drama issues, we must first make a commitment to support policies and a culture that preserves the physical energy of those we manage.

  13. Theatres of the lie: 'crazy' deception and lying as drama.

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    Dongen, Els van

    2002-08-01

    In this article, the author argues that lying is drama, theatre, which brings about transition, reflection, reversal and involvement of the participants in the drama. By means of ethnographic data of a psychiatric ward, the author shows that lying of mental patients is not pathological, but a ritual of affliction. By using Turner's theory about rituals and performance and Goffman's theory about presentation of the self it will be showed that lying serves the redefinition of reciprocity and solidarity. With the help of Bakhtin's work on Rabelais, the author discusses the nature of the drama of the lie. It is concluded that a perspective on lying as theatre may be of use outside psychiatric wards and will occur in imbalanced power relationships.

  14. João do Rio in drama

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    Samuel Ivan Kuhn

    2011-01-01

    O presente trabalho descreve um processo em drama (conceito inglês também conhecido por process drama) intitulado ‘João do Rio in drama’, realizado com alunos de graduação em teatro da UDESC (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina), no ano de 2009. Para esse processo ocorrer foi feito um estudo da vida e obra do escritor da belle époque brasileira, João do Rio, bem como pesquisada a história e as definições da figura dândi e do dandismo. Questões acerca dos conceitos de teatralidade e de pe...

  15. Dance and Music in “Gangnam Style”: How Dance Observation Affects Meter Perception

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    Lee, Kyung Myun; Barrett, Karen Chan; Kim, Yeonhwa; Lim, Yeoeun; Lee, Kyogu

    2015-01-01

    Dance and music often co-occur as evidenced when viewing choreographed dances or singers moving while performing. This study investigated how the viewing of dance motions shapes sound perception. Previous research has shown that dance reflects the temporal structure of its accompanying music, communicating musical meter (i.e. a hierarchical organization of beats) via coordinated movement patterns that indicate where strong and weak beats occur. Experiments here investigated the effects of dance cues on meter perception, hypothesizing that dance could embody the musical meter, thereby shaping participant reaction times (RTs) to sound targets occurring at different metrical positions.In experiment 1, participants viewed a video with dance choreography indicating 4/4 meter (dance condition) or a series of color changes repeated in sequences of four to indicate 4/4 meter (picture condition). A sound track accompanied these videos and participants reacted to timbre targets at different metrical positions. Participants had the slowest RT’s at the strongest beats in the dance condition only. In experiment 2, participants viewed the choreography of the horse-riding dance from Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in order to examine how a familiar dance might affect meter perception. Moreover, participants in this experiment were divided into a group with experience dancing this choreography and a group without experience. Results again showed slower RTs to stronger metrical positions and the group with experience demonstrated a more refined perception of metrical hierarchy. Results likely stem from the temporally selective division of attention between auditory and visual domains. This study has implications for understanding: 1) the impact of splitting attention among different sensory modalities, and 2) the impact of embodiment, on perception of musical meter. Viewing dance may interfere with sound processing, particularly at critical metrical positions, but embodied

  16. Dance and Music in "Gangnam Style": How Dance Observation Affects Meter Perception.

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    Kyung Myun Lee

    Full Text Available Dance and music often co-occur as evidenced when viewing choreographed dances or singers moving while performing. This study investigated how the viewing of dance motions shapes sound perception. Previous research has shown that dance reflects the temporal structure of its accompanying music, communicating musical meter (i.e. a hierarchical organization of beats via coordinated movement patterns that indicate where strong and weak beats occur. Experiments here investigated the effects of dance cues on meter perception, hypothesizing that dance could embody the musical meter, thereby shaping participant reaction times (RTs to sound targets occurring at different metrical positions.In experiment 1, participants viewed a video with dance choreography indicating 4/4 meter (dance condition or a series of color changes repeated in sequences of four to indicate 4/4 meter (picture condition. A sound track accompanied these videos and participants reacted to timbre targets at different metrical positions. Participants had the slowest RT's at the strongest beats in the dance condition only. In experiment 2, participants viewed the choreography of the horse-riding dance from Psy's "Gangnam Style" in order to examine how a familiar dance might affect meter perception. Moreover, participants in this experiment were divided into a group with experience dancing this choreography and a group without experience. Results again showed slower RTs to stronger metrical positions and the group with experience demonstrated a more refined perception of metrical hierarchy. Results likely stem from the temporally selective division of attention between auditory and visual domains. This study has implications for understanding: 1 the impact of splitting attention among different sensory modalities, and 2 the impact of embodiment, on perception of musical meter. Viewing dance may interfere with sound processing, particularly at critical metrical positions, but embodied

  17. Dance and Music in "Gangnam Style": How Dance Observation Affects Meter Perception.

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    Lee, Kyung Myun; Barrett, Karen Chan; Kim, Yeonhwa; Lim, Yeoeun; Lee, Kyogu

    2015-01-01

    Dance and music often co-occur as evidenced when viewing choreographed dances or singers moving while performing. This study investigated how the viewing of dance motions shapes sound perception. Previous research has shown that dance reflects the temporal structure of its accompanying music, communicating musical meter (i.e. a hierarchical organization of beats) via coordinated movement patterns that indicate where strong and weak beats occur. Experiments here investigated the effects of dance cues on meter perception, hypothesizing that dance could embody the musical meter, thereby shaping participant reaction times (RTs) to sound targets occurring at different metrical positions.In experiment 1, participants viewed a video with dance choreography indicating 4/4 meter (dance condition) or a series of color changes repeated in sequences of four to indicate 4/4 meter (picture condition). A sound track accompanied these videos and participants reacted to timbre targets at different metrical positions. Participants had the slowest RT's at the strongest beats in the dance condition only. In experiment 2, participants viewed the choreography of the horse-riding dance from Psy's "Gangnam Style" in order to examine how a familiar dance might affect meter perception. Moreover, participants in this experiment were divided into a group with experience dancing this choreography and a group without experience. Results again showed slower RTs to stronger metrical positions and the group with experience demonstrated a more refined perception of metrical hierarchy. Results likely stem from the temporally selective division of attention between auditory and visual domains. This study has implications for understanding: 1) the impact of splitting attention among different sensory modalities, and 2) the impact of embodiment, on perception of musical meter. Viewing dance may interfere with sound processing, particularly at critical metrical positions, but embodied familiarity with

  18. The Relation of Culture and Musical Play: A Literature Review

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    Soccio, Alison

    2013-01-01

    Children express the cultures they bring into the classrooms through musical play. When children are left to their own devices they dance, create songs, and play instruments. Campbell emphasizes how children are immersed in musical activity throughout the entirety of their day; they use music for self-expression, to interact with others, and to…

  19. The Relation of Culture and Musical Play: A Literature Review

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    Soccio, Alison

    2013-01-01

    Children express the cultures they bring into the classrooms through musical play. When children are left to their own devices they dance, create songs, and play instruments. Campbell emphasizes how children are immersed in musical activity throughout the entirety of their day; they use music for self-expression, to interact with others, and to…

  20. Dancing With the Stars

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    Chinese sky watchers celebrate the first-ever International Year of Astronomy Lin Huang’s obsession with astronomy started 25 years ago when he was a i young boy. After being dragged by his father to watch Bertolt Brecht’s play,

  1. Domestically Produced TV-Drama and Cultural Commons

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    From, Unni

    2005-01-01

    The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late-modern interp......The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late...

  2. Domestically Produced TV-Drama and Cultural Commons

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    From, Unni

    2005-01-01

    The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late-modern interp......The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late...

  3. Playful Gaming.

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    Makedon, Alexander

    A philosophical analysis of play and games is undertaken in this paper. Playful gaming, which is shown to be a synthesis of play and games, is utilized as a category for undertaking the examination of play and games. The significance of playful gaming to education is demonstrated through analyses of Plato's, Dewey's, Sartre's, and Marcuse's…

  4. Site-Specific Dance: Promoting Social Awareness in Choreography

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    MacBean, Arianne

    2004-01-01

    Site-specific dance, which is often defined as dance that occurs outside of the conventional theater space, challenges choreographers to look at, listen to, feel, and think about the space in which the dance is performed. It also asks audiences to be active participants in the performance experience. The dances have to be informed by the space and…

  5. Learning to Learn: A Hidden Dimension within Community Dance Practice

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    Barr, Sherrie

    2013-01-01

    This article explores ways of learning experienced by university dance students participating in a community dance project. The students were unfamiliar with community-based practices and found themselves needing to remediate held attitudes about dance. How the students came to approach their learning within the dance-making process drew on…

  6. Dance Pedagogy: Backup Plan or Branch into the Future?

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    Wilson, Lisa

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on Lisa Wilson's recent teaching experiences at the School of Dance, University of Cape Town (UCT), where dance pedagogy courses are established curricular components of its two undergraduate programs, the three-year Diploma in Dance Education (DipEd) and the four-year Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree in dance. The DipEd…

  7. Adolescent Males in Dance: A Closer Look at Their Journey

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    Li, Zihao

    2011-01-01

    The pronounced gender imbalance in dance has been the norm for some time. Some studies focus on established male dancers and others focus on aspects of physical education in dance. However, studies about adolescent male dance students (nonprofessional dancers in any form) who take dance classes in a high school setting are almost nonexistent.…

  8. Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique Career Opportunity.

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    Armeniox, Leslie Flint

    Dance and movement therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the body, dance, and movement as the primary mediums for the therapeutic process. Dance is a fundamental art form that involves the body as an instrument of self-expression; movement is a universal means of learning and communicating. Dance and movement therapy is the…

  9. The Teaching Artist: A Model for University Dance Teacher Training

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    Huddy, Avril; Stevens, Kym

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a teaching model, "The Teaching Artist", developed to address the pedagogical and cultural divide between the traditional dance teacher and the dance artist who teaches: traditionally, one teaching about dance and the other, teaching through dance. The "Teaching Artist" model was developed through the…

  10. Adolescent Males in Dance: A Closer Look at Their Journey

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    Li, Zihao

    2011-01-01

    The pronounced gender imbalance in dance has been the norm for some time. Some studies focus on established male dancers and others focus on aspects of physical education in dance. However, studies about adolescent male dance students (nonprofessional dancers in any form) who take dance classes in a high school setting are almost nonexistent.…

  11. Cultivating Equity and Access: Focus on Men in Dance

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    McGreevy-Nichols, Susan; Dooling-Cain, Shannon

    2017-01-01

    This year, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is taking a special look at the questions of equity and access in the field of dance education. The Decade of Dance Education (2015-2025), NDEO's ten-year campaign designed to raise the profile of dance education in the arts, provides a unique opportunity to examine their commitment to…

  12. Dance Pedagogy: Backup Plan or Branch into the Future?

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    Wilson, Lisa

    2016-01-01

    This article focuses on Lisa Wilson's recent teaching experiences at the School of Dance, University of Cape Town (UCT), where dance pedagogy courses are established curricular components of its two undergraduate programs, the three-year Diploma in Dance Education (DipEd) and the four-year Bachelor of Music (BMus) degree in dance. The DipEd…

  13. Learning to Learn: A Hidden Dimension within Community Dance Practice

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    Barr, Sherrie

    2013-01-01

    This article explores ways of learning experienced by university dance students participating in a community dance project. The students were unfamiliar with community-based practices and found themselves needing to remediate held attitudes about dance. How the students came to approach their learning within the dance-making process drew on…

  14. The Correlates of Dance Education among Adolescent Girls.

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    Vicario, Terra; Henninger, Erica; Chambliss, Catherine

    This investigation extends previous research on the benefits of dance education, by further exploring the correlates of participation in dance classes for adolescent girls. The survey evaluated self-esteem, body image, dance ability, and perceived quality of peer and parent relationships. Students with greater dance experience were expected to…

  15. Moving Social Justice: Challenges, Fears and Possibilities in Dance Education

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    Risner, Doug; Stinson, Susan W.

    2010-01-01

    This essay explores social justice commitments in dance pedagogy and dance education teacher preparation in the USA as developed through a series of conversations between two dance educators and former administrators in higher education. The authors examine the history of multiculturalism, multicultural practices in postsecondary dance, their…

  16. Dance Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective

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    Gilbert, Anne Green

    2005-01-01

    Margaret H'Doubler brought the magic of dance to the 20th century, yet the 21st century has yet to find a person to rekindle the same public desire for dance education. Consequently, the future of dance education in the next century is hard to predict. Based on an informal survey of fellow advisory board members of Dance and the Child…

  17. Dance: The Possibilities of a Discipline

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    Bannon, Fiona

    2010-01-01

    Dance has been a discipline in higher education in the UK for nearly 35 years; the first programme was introduced at the Laban Centre in 1975. The breadth of features that have come to characterise dance in the academy during this time have arguably been enriched by a permeability between the varied ideas that have come to be part of its maturing…

  18. Dancing the Thesis, Writing on the Body

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    Mills, Dana

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the connection between dance and politics through reflection on the process of writing a thesis about those two fields. Similarities and differences in the educational and disciplinary processes of academic practice and dance training are brought out, while focusing on the technique developed by Martha Graham: in particular…

  19. The Value of Biomechanical Research in Dance.

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    Ranney, D. A.

    Simple observation of dance movement, while very useful, can lead to misconceptions, about the physical realities of dance movement, that make learning difficult. This gap between reality and understanding can be reduced by the application of biomechanical techniques such as cinematography, electromyography, and force-plate analysis. Biomechanical…

  20. German Folk Dances: An Innovative Teaching Tool.

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    Wedekind, Almute

    1993-01-01

    This paper proposes the incorporation of folk dances into the German curriculum on all instructional levels, from kindergarten to college. Learning and performing folk dances provides students not only with cultural information about foreign countries but also with specific structural features of the foreign language. The teacher can select…

  1. Aerobic Dancing--A Rhythmic Sport.

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    Sorensen, Jacki

    Fitness programs now and in the future must offer built-in cardiovascular conditioning, variety, novelty, and change to meet the physical, mental, and emotional needs of our society. Aerobic dancing (dancing designed to train and strengthen the heart, lungs, and vascular system) is one of the first indoor group Aerobic exercise programs designed…

  2. Body Image in the Dance Class

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    Oliver, Wendy

    2008-01-01

    Although some research has shown that dance enhances body image and self-esteem, other research shows that it sometimes has the opposite effect and causes dancers to develop a negative body image and even eating disorders. In dance, body image is not only about maintaining a certain weight; it can also refer to specific perceived body flaws.…

  3. Developments in Dance Education in Hong Kong

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    Street, Susan

    2002-01-01

    Three key publications from September 2000 point to rapid changes in the educational and arts environment in Hong Kong that will impact on the development of dance education. This paper provides some contextual details on the current state of dance education in Hong Kong and also examines the influence and possible ramifications implicit within…

  4. Special Needs and Dance: An Insider's Perspective

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    Nelson, Judith

    2015-01-01

    This article is the result of an interview with Judith Nelson conducted by Madeline Cantor. Madeline is the Associate Director of the Dance Program at Bryn Mawr College and a colleague and friend of Judith Nelson. In this article, Judith offers her perspective as a dance educator who teaches students with disabilities, and as a parent of a child…

  5. Enlivening Dance History Pedagogy through Archival Projects

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    Randall, Tresa

    2012-01-01

    Dance archives can bring students into contact with historical subjects through artifacts of the past. This article advocates the use of archival projects in undergraduate dance history courses, arguing that such hands-on learning activities give students dynamic and interactive experiences of history. The author describes a creative project she…

  6. Higher Order Thinking in the Dance Studio

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    Moffett, Ann-Thomas

    2012-01-01

    The author identifies higher order thinking as an essential component of dance training for students of all ages and abilities. Weaving together insights from interviews with experts in the field of dance education with practical pedagogical applications within an Improvisation and Composition class for talented and gifted youth, this article…

  7. Dancing the Thesis, Writing on the Body

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    Mills, Dana

    2014-01-01

    This article explores the connection between dance and politics through reflection on the process of writing a thesis about those two fields. Similarities and differences in the educational and disciplinary processes of academic practice and dance training are brought out, while focusing on the technique developed by Martha Graham: in particular…

  8. Descriptive Epidemiology of Dance Participation in Adolescents

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    O'Neill, Jennifer R.; Pate, Russell R.; Liese, Angela D.

    2011-01-01

    The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence of dance participation in U.S. adolescents and to estimate the contribution of dance to total moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The sample was composed of 3,598 adolescents from the 2003-06 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Youth reported frequency and duration of…

  9. Virtual Rap Dancer: Invitation to Dance

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    Reidsma, D.; Nijholt, A.; Poppe, R.W.; Rienks, R.J.; Hondorp, H.

    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a virtual rap dancer that is able to dance to the beat of music coming in from music recordings, beats obtained from music, voice or other input through a microphone, motion beats detected in the video stream of a human dancer, or motions detected from a dance mat. The rap dancer

  10. Hunter College Dance Therapy Masters Program.

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    Schmais, Claire; White, Elissa Q.

    Described is development of the Hunter College dance therapy 18-month 30-credit masters program involving 33 adult students, (in two classes beginning in 1971 and 1972), an educational model, internship in psychiatric institutions, and preparation of instructional materials. The dance therapist is said to incorporate the psychiatric patient's…

  11. Exploring Dance Careers. A Student Guidebook.

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    Cornell, Richard; Hansen, Mary Lewis

    One of six student guidebooks in a series of 11 arts and humanities career exploration guides for grade 7-12 teachers, counselors, and students, this student book on exploration of dance careers presents information on specific occupations in both performance careers and dance education. An introductory section describes the four different dance…

  12. Ananda's Tandava: "The Dance of Shiva" Reconsidered

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    Kersenboom, S.

    2011-01-01

    Almost one hundred years ago Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) published "The Dance of Shiva". The essay summarizes the essential significance of Shiva as Nataraja, "Lord of Dance", and till today has proven the most persistent point of reference that turned this south Indian bronze into a national

  13. Descriptive Epidemiology of Dance Participation in Adolescents

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    O'Neill, Jennifer R.; Pate, Russell R.; Liese, Angela D.

    2011-01-01

    The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence of dance participation in U.S. adolescents and to estimate the contribution of dance to total moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The sample was composed of 3,598 adolescents from the 2003-06 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Youth reported frequency and duration of…

  14. Tianjin Song and Dance Theatre Visits Japan

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    2006-01-01

    <正>At the invitation of the Japanese Min-On Concert Association, a 47-member troupe of Tianjin Song and Dance Theatre organized and sent by the CPAFFC gave 55 performances in 37 cities of Japan from September 12 to November 25, 2005, attracting an audience of nearly 80,000. The grand dance entitled Golden Glory

  15. Dancing in Place: Site-Specific Work

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    Metal-Corbin, Josie

    2012-01-01

    In her lecture the 2012 NDA Scholar/Artist, Josie Metal-Corbin, chronicles four decades of working with artists, educators, librarians, and scientists. The kinetic language of dance and the visual impact of specific environments provide provocative opportunities for collaboration, wherein the site becomes the framework or map for the dance design.…

  16. Dance: A Projection for the Future.

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    Van Tuyl, Marian, Ed.

    1968-01-01

    Experienced and knowledgeable artists, scholars and educators met to discuss the fundamental issues of dance as a performing art and as a discipline in higher education. During Phase I of the conference, participants explored the role and nature of dance in education and developed curricular guidelines. A blueprint for a 25-year projection of…

  17. Ananda's Tandava: "The Dance of Shiva" Reconsidered

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    Kersenboom, S.

    2011-01-01

    Almost one hundred years ago Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) published "The Dance of Shiva". The essay summarizes the essential significance of Shiva as Nataraja, "Lord of Dance", and till today has proven the most persistent point of reference that turned this south Indian bronze into a national

  18. Enlivening Dance History Pedagogy through Archival Projects

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    Randall, Tresa

    2012-01-01

    Dance archives can bring students into contact with historical subjects through artifacts of the past. This article advocates the use of archival projects in undergraduate dance history courses, arguing that such hands-on learning activities give students dynamic and interactive experiences of history. The author describes a creative project she…

  19. Special Needs and Dance: An Insider's Perspective

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    Nelson, Judith

    2015-01-01

    This article is the result of an interview with Judith Nelson conducted by Madeline Cantor. Madeline is the Associate Director of the Dance Program at Bryn Mawr College and a colleague and friend of Judith Nelson. In this article, Judith offers her perspective as a dance educator who teaches students with disabilities, and as a parent of a child…

  20. Virtual Rap Dancer: Invitation to Dance

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    Reidsma, Dennis; Nijholt, Antinus; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Rienks, R.J.; Hondorp, G.H.W.

    This paper presents a virtual rap dancer that is able to dance to the beat of music coming in from music recordings, beats obtained from music, voice or other input through a microphone, motion beats detected in the video stream of a human dancer, or motions detected from a dance mat. The rap

  1. Body Image in the Dance Class

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    Oliver, Wendy

    2008-01-01

    Although some research has shown that dance enhances body image and self-esteem, other research shows that it sometimes has the opposite effect and causes dancers to develop a negative body image and even eating disorders. In dance, body image is not only about maintaining a certain weight; it can also refer to specific perceived body flaws.…

  2. [Dance, art and top performance sport with specific injuries].

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    Rietveld, Boni; van de Wiel, Albert

    2011-01-01

    Professional theatre dance has high and specific physical demands, comparable to top sport. Dance injuries are often caused by faulty technique due to compensation for physical limitations. Knowledge of these limitations and professional teaching can prevent many problems. Dance injuries mostly involve the lower limbs, especially the ankles and knees. Dance injuries require that the medical professional has knowledge of dance technique and respects the passion of the dancer. The advice to stop dancing has hardly ever to be given. Scientific, prospective dance medical research is recommended.

  3. Restaurant 1: dance theatre for a day

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    Caroline Duc

    2012-01-01

    On Tuesday 31 July, CERN’s Restaurant 1 transformed into a dance studio for the duration of a public rehearsal. The performers from the dance troupe of Geneva choreographer Gilles Jobin, CERN’s current artist in residence, presented their 2011 creation, Spider Galaxies. The result: a voyage of bodies suspended between art and science.   Just two months after the choreographer’s “Strangels” invaded the library, the same bodies returned to take over another iconic CERN space: Restaurant 1. While a black floor covering was spread over the dance floor, bordered on three sides by the glass partitions overlooking the terrace, the four dancers warmed up. Gilles Jobin, the first prize winner of the “Collide@CERN” competition held last March in the dance/performance category, briefly introduced the dance that would follow, called Spider Galaxies. The piece, created in 2011, features four dancers moving to music...

  4. An Examination of Lexical Choices in Slovene Translations of British and American Drama

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    Darja Hribar

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The article examines lexical choices preferred by a noted Slovene translator of dramatic texts. It is based on the assumption that in spite of the fact that lexical choices offer much greater freedom in translation than, for instance, grammatical choices, they are subject to a number of intratextual and extratextual factors defining the genre, the kind of translation, and specific features of individual plays. Although examples are taken from only one set of translations of Tennessee Wiliams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, they also refer to other working and published versions of drama translations into Slovene, including Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Pinter’s plays, and Shaw’s Pygmalion. The shifts considered in the article relate to register, i.e. factors of language variation affecting lexical choices related to the field, mode, and tenor of discourse.

  5. The effect of passive listening versus active observation of music and dance performances on memory recognition and mild to moderate depression in cognitively impaired older adults.

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    Cross, Kara; Flores, Roberto; Butterfield, Jacyln; Blackman, Melinda; Lee, Stephanie

    2012-10-01

    The study examined the effects of music therapy and dance/movement therapy on cognitively impaired and mild to moderately depressed older adults. Passive listening to music and active observation of dance accompanied by music were studied in relation to memory enhancement and relief of depressive symptoms in 100 elderly board and care residents. The Beck Depression Inventory and the Recognition Memory Test-Faces Inventory were administered to two groups (one group exposed to a live 30-min. session of musical dance observation, the other to 30 min. of pre-recorded music alone) before the intervention and measured again 3 and 10 days after the intervention. Scores improved for both groups on both measures following the interventions, but the group exposed to dance therapy had significantly lower Beck Depression scores that lasted longer. These findings suggest that active observation of Dance Movement Therapy could play a role in temporarily alleviating moderate depressive symptoms and some cognitive deficits in older adults.

  6. How To Dance through Time. Volume I: The Romance of Mid-19th Century Couple Dances. Beginning Level. [Videotape].

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    Teten, Carol

    This 35-minute VHS videotape is the first in a series of "How To Dance Through Time" videos. It provides how-to instructions to help beginning dancers learn the mid-19th century ballroom couple dances. It introduces dancers to the basic steps, which accompany the romantic dance music of the past. Each dance segment is introduced by a…

  7. DSI--Dance Scene Investigation: Exploring a Time in Dance History as Dancer, Choreographer, Historian, and Critic

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    Spear-Jones, Gwen

    2008-01-01

    This article provides a brief description of a dance program at the Old Donation Center Dance Education Program in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission of DSI--Dance Scene Investigation--is to nurture the full development of each student's dance potential through intense involvement in every aspect of the art. The program provides differentiated…

  8. What? Me? Teach Dance? Background and Confidence of Primary Preservice Teachers in Dance Education across Five Countries

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    Russell-Bowie, Deirdre E.

    2013-01-01

    In primary schools across many countries, dance is now included within the arts key learning area with its own outcomes and content. But as future teachers of dance and other art forms, how do preservice generalist primary teachers perceive their background and confidence in relation to dance and dance education? This study investigates the…

  9. Waggle dance effect: dancing in autumn reduces the mass loss of a honeybee colony.

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    Okada, Ryuichi; Akamatsu, Tadaaki; Iwata, Kanako; Ikeno, Hidetoshi; Kimura, Toshifumi; Ohashi, Mizue; Aonuma, Hitoshi; Ito, Etsuro

    2012-05-15

    A honeybee informs her nestmates about the location of a profitable food source that she has visited by means of a waggle dance: a round dance and a figure-of-eight dance for a short- and long-distance food source, respectively. Consequently, the colony achieves an effective collection of food. However, it is still not fully understood how much effect the dance behavior has on the food collection, because most of the relevant experiments have been performed only in limited locations under limited experimental conditions. Here, we examined the efficacy of the waggle dances by physically preventing bees from dancing and then analyzing the changes in daily mass of the hive as an index of daily food collection. To eliminate place- and year-specific effects, the experiments were performed under fully natural conditions in three different cities in Japan from mid September to early October in three different years. Because the experiments were performed in autumn, all six of the tested colonies lost mass on most of the experimental days. When the dance was prevented, the daily reduction in mass change was greater than when the dance was allowed, i.e. the dance inhibited the reduction of the hive mass. This indicates that dance is effective for food collection. Furthermore, clear inhibition was observed on the first two days of the experiments; after that, inhibition was no longer evident. This result suggests that the bee colony adapted to the new environment.

  10. 元杂剧媒妁形象管窥%Yuan Dramas Matchmakers: A Discussion

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    张燕

    2012-01-01

    There are many matchmaker figures in Yuan Dramas, either being aimed at getting benefit or helping someone to fulfill his wishes, Matchmakers always play an important part in Chinese traditional marriages. Through the analysis of the matcher figures in Yuan Drama, we can better know the function of matcher, understanding the matchmaker culture and the concept of marital etiquette and custom in Yuan dynasty.%元杂剧中有丰富多样的媒妁形象,无论是以牟取经济利益为中心的职业官媒,还是以成人之美为出发点的非职业媒妁,他们在中国传统婚姻中都扮演着重要角色。通过对元杂剧中媒妁形象的探析,能更好地认识媒妁在元杂剧中的作用,了解元代媒妁文化及元代的婚姻礼俗观念。

  11. Research on Translation Strategy of English Subtitle Television Drama for College Students based on Cultural Differences

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    Zhou Gang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Translation strategy is closely-tied with the translation of ESTD (English Subtitle Television Drama. The research of translation strategy is to serve translations of ESTD in earlier days. The 21 S century is the information times. The development of science and technology is quick. Quantities of ESTD grow explosively. Translations of English Subtitle Television Dramas play a significant role in the progress of Chinese science and technology. Although the quality of traditional manual translations is very good, the speed of translation is too slow. Traditional manual translations can not meet the need of translations of ESTD day by day. It is a new topic to face the new stern challenge and follow the development's steps of the times for technical translators. The paper will discuss the transformation of translation idea, and suggest carrying on translation strategy, web page translation and software translation. Finally, the author states her views on the implementation of computer assistant translation, the managements of translation projects and information-shared platform.

  12. Production design and location in the Danish television drama series Arvingerne

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    Ion Wille, Jakob; Waade, Anne Marit

    2016-01-01

    Television fiction is most often referred to as the writer’s medium, whereas feature film is generally perceived as the vision and work of the director. In this article we turn our focus to the role and function of the production design and locations in developing and conceptualising a television...... neglected relation between place and story in television productions. At the end of the article we suggest a simplified analytical model including dramatic text, visual design and location registrations as mutually dependent objects in the development of screen fiction....... of the series draws on an analysis of in-house design/concept documents [1], interviews with the production designer Mia Stensgaard [2], and promotional material made for the series [3]. The paper also draws on visual analysis of the finished production. Our overall argument is that the importance of location...... and production design has been overlooked in studies of television drama development and production, despite the fundamental part these play in drama production in general and in establishing the production values and the visual style of a series in particular. We also want to shed light on the somewhat...

  13. CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN NIGERIA: THE EMERGENT FORM OF ALAJOTA COMPANY

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    Rudolph Kansese

    2013-01-01

    It is easy to identify Nigerian traditional dance through its form, structure and style. Components of the dance such as concept, movement, music, costume and props are integrated and help to interpret one another thereby making the form easy to assess. Contemporary dance on the other hand cannot be identified as a particular form; since it fluctuates with every choreographer and with every dance created. This is why it is often difficult for contemporary dance to be appreciated and accepted ...

  14. Supervising the uncanny: the play within the play.

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    Leader, Carol

    2015-11-01

    The writer offers a combined experience in analysis and the performing arts to explore uncanny aspects of the unconscious subtext of the patient's inner drama; subtext which can remain hidden from view in supervision. Freud and Jung's understanding of uncanny experience is considered together with a painting from medieval alchemy and Matte Blanco's conceptions concerning the symmetrical nature of unconscious process. Theatre and the work of the theatre director and actor in approaching the multidimensional aspects of a play are then introduced. Finally clinical case material from group supervision demonstrates how the 'theatre of therapy' and the work of the supervisory couple and group promote the emergence of a more authentic conscious asymmetrical response to the patient's 'script' that can break the 'spell' of the transference/countertransference relationship. This in turn brings meaning to the underlying and implicit 'stage directions' that the patient has been unconsciously communicating. © 2015, The Society of Analytical Psychology.

  15. Miscasting, TV adaptation inhibit 'Copenhagen' drama

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    Winn, S

    2002-01-01

    Review of a television adaptation of the play 'Copenhagen', produced by Howard Davies for PBS, USA . The play speculates on the real reason that Werner Heisenberg came to see Niels Bohr in Copenhagen in 1941 (1 page).

  16. On the first play Ukrainian professional theater in Kiev

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    A. S. Yukhimets

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of archival sources, published memories of the corypheus (the leading actors of the Ukrainian theatre Marko Kropivnitskiy, Larisa Staryts’ka-Chernyakhivs’ka, Sofia Tobilevych, materials of the periodical press (the newspapers «Trud», «Zarya», «Kievlianin» allowed to examine the question of the first performance by the Ukrainian Professional Drama Theatre the play «Nazar Stodolya» by Taras Shevchenko in Kyiv in January 1882. The question of what preceded and caused the holding of the first performance in the Ukrainian language by the Ukrainian Professional Drama Theatre in January 1882 in Kyiv was investigated. The importance of this event for the Ukrainian society and the development of the Ukrainian Professional Drama Theatre as a whole was revealed. It is noted that in her memories L.M. Staryts’ka-Cherniakhivs’ka emphasized the value of the performance of Ukrainian Professional Drama Theater in Kyiv for the Ukrainian community. She wrote that the spectators filled the lobby and corridors, faces of all present viewers were burning from ardor and enthusiasm, their eyes were shining, there was a lively noise, the native Ukrainian language rang everywhere in the theater.  She noted that the spectators were dressed in Ukrainian national clothes, there were visible bright suits of Ukrainian women in the theater lodges, many children and parents were dressed in Ukrainian costumes in the theater lodges, there could be heard everywhere the native Ukrainian language in the theater. There was the abundance of the heart everywhere. It is found that the partial lifting of restrictions on the Ukrainian staging plays in 1881, made possible for Kyiviets to see the first performance of the Ukrainian Professional Drama Theatre in the Ukrainian language in 1882. It is found that the very first performance of the play «Nazar Stodolya» by the Ukrainian professional actors’ troupe consolidated the Ukrainian speaking Kyiviets and

  17. Using a Prop Box to Create Emotional Memory and Creative Play for Teaching Shakespeare's "Othello"

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    Dulaney, Margaret A.

    2012-01-01

    After teaching in rural North Carolina for about six years, the author was on the verge of giving up on teaching Shakespeare to her students. Although they seemed to enjoy the action and the drama of Shakespeare's plays, the lack of connection between the students and the language and culture of the plays interfered with her ability to generate a…

  18. Using a Prop Box to Create Emotional Memory and Creative Play for Teaching Shakespeare's "Othello"

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    Dulaney, Margaret A.

    2012-01-01

    After teaching in rural North Carolina for about six years, the author was on the verge of giving up on teaching Shakespeare to her students. Although they seemed to enjoy the action and the drama of Shakespeare's plays, the lack of connection between the students and the language and culture of the plays interfered with her ability to generate a…

  19. 桂东南客家民间舞蹈与民间信仰%The Hakka Folk Dances and Beliefs in Southeastern Guangxi

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    孙庆彬; 庞梅; 肖起清

    2014-01-01

    Folk dance is the motif of sports science, arts, folklore and other subjects. Folk belief provides spiritual support for folk dance. The authors investigated the folk dances and folk beliefs of Hakka in southeastern Guangxi. The research results:there are lots of Hakka folk dances such as dragon dance, lion dance, kylin dance, spring cattle dance, he-lou dance, tea picking dance, bamboo horse dance, puppet dance, and cup playing dance. The Hakka folk beliefs have god worship, nature worship, ancestor worship and the sage worship in southeastern Guangxi. Folk belief is the key of the interpretation of Hakka folk dances. Hakka folk dance need the outside people’s culture tolerance, also need Hakka’s"cultural consciousness".%民间舞蹈是体育学、艺术学、民俗学等多个学科研究的母题,而民间信仰是许多民间舞蹈的重要精神支撑。本文对流传于桂东南客家聚居区的民间舞蹈与民间信仰进行调查整理,为桂东南客家民间舞蹈的保护传承提供依据,为扩充当地学校的体育、舞蹈等教学资源提供参考资料。研究认为:在桂东南客家聚居区流传的民间舞蹈有舞龙、舞狮、舞麒麟、舞春牛、跳禾楼、采茶舞、竹马舞、跳傀僮、打杯舞等,桂东南客家信仰有神灵崇拜、自然崇拜、祖先崇拜和圣贤崇拜等;民间信仰是解读客家民间舞蹈内在精神的钥匙;客家民间舞蹈需要外界的包容,也需要客家人的“文化自觉”。

  20. Aesthetic Play

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    Bang, Jytte Susanne

    2012-01-01

    to the children’s complex life-worlds. Further, this leads to an analysis of music-play activities as play with an art-form (music), which includes aesthetic dimensions and gives the music-play activities its character of being aesthetic play. Following Lev Vygotsky’s insight that art is a way of building life...