Spiritual embodiment of dance

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Modern Dance
Author Rooker, Rhonda Camille
Title Spiritual embodiment of dance
Date 2008-08
Description Dance and spirituality are connected in many ways. Dance acts as a spiritual connection through worship in sacred contexts, portraying spiritual and religious content. Movement and dance act as a catalyst to explore the inner witness, allowing the dancer to develop a more conscious awareness of the embodied experience. They also connect all of the components of the body, including the spiritual component, making the body a spiritual vessel with which to manifest the mover's inner intent. This thesis investigates these three connections in depth: dance as spiritual and religious portrayal, the inner witness, and the mover as a spiritual vessel. It then discusses how these connections informed two creative dance projects, which included three movement workshops that explored spiritual beliefs through dance and culminated in a movement choir developed with spiritual themes, and dance choreography exploring the relationship between an outer witness, or observer, and the inner witness.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Dance, Religious aspects; Spirituality
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MFA
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "Spiritual embodiment of dance" J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections, GV8.5 2008 .R66
Rights Management © Rhonda Camille Rooker
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Source Original: University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2018-02-20
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6474rg2