Modern dance: a catalyst for healing

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Modern Dance
Author Segura, Ashley Rae
Title Modern dance: a catalyst for healing
Date 2008-04-21
Description Within this thesis, I explore how the creative process can be employed as a means of healing and how that healing process can be used as a building block for choreography. I have come to understand that healing involves an expansion of consciousness and a new understanding of who I am, and that the intelligence that exists within my body is vital to this healing process. At the Tamalpa Institute I explored myself as an individual, an artist and as a wife, through drawing, poetry and movement improvisation. I investigated a vulnerable side of myself as well as a dominating strong side. In ”Distilling Dew,” I expose my own personal history with trauma and the resulting experiences that have come from struggle through movement and gain a deeper understanding of myself. Through the creative process, I discover a wealth of knowledge that exists within my body, which affects my human relationships, my self-worth and my role as an artist.
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Publisher University of Utah
Subject Modern dance; Dance therapy
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MFA
Language eng
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