Movement experience in modern dance : a phenomenological inquiry

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Jean Patricia Bailey Braxton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Kate R. Barrett

Abstract: The movement phenomenon in modern dance was studied from the viewpoint of experiences using phenomenology as the research approach. The inquiry is focused on how students in higher education make meaning out of the dance movement experience. This inquiry was guided by the question--how can we better understand the movement of dance as experienced by students by exploring and describing a lived experience of movement using the theory of phenomenological reduction, the concept of intentionality, and the hermeneutic approach? Two other questions were pertinent to the inquiry: 1. How do students perceive the dance movement experience? 2. How can the investigator gain insight concerning her perceptions of the nature of the dance movement experience and therefore learn more about dance?

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Modern dance
Movement, Aesthetics of

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