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Divine Complexities

Abstract This six month IRB approved qualitative study was held at Arizona State University to see how a group of seven university dancers' body appreciation and body perception would be affected by introduction and familiarized with Bartenieff Fundamentals and other somatic practices. During this process the individuals gained knowledge about their own bodies through somatic movement activities, journal writings, group discussions, and personal interviews. Movers then used this knowledge to create movement phrases that represented their own personal journeys with body image struggles, doubts, and insecurities. These movement phrases were then linked together in a 40-minute expressive movement piece that represented the journey the group of move... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rodgers, Patricia Ann (Author) / Jackson, Naomi (Advisor) / Britt, Melissa (Committee member) / Vissicaro, Pegge (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Dance
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 63 pages
Language English
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Note M.F.A. Dance 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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