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Author Romita, Nancy, author.

Title Functional awareness : anatomy in action for dancers / Nancy Romita and Allegra Romita
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (viii, 93 pages)
Contents 1. Relationship of habit to dance training -- 2. Skeletal center of gravity : moving out of habit and into a balanced standing posture -- 3. Anatomical and kinesthetic imagery : impact of thinking on doing -- 4. Deep muscles of postural support -- 5. Motions of the trunk and elegant use of spiral -- 6. The pelvis as conduit from head to feet -- 7. Ways of walking : how gait affects dance training -- 8. Breath as the deep central support for dancing -- 9. Core support -- 10. Expressivity of arms -- 11. Recuperation and restoring balance
Summary "Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers is where anatomy meets artistry. Each chapter provides explorations in embodied anatomy in an engaging manner with the use of images, storytelling, and experiential exercises. It is an accessible introduction to the relationship between daily movement habits, dance training and anatomy. The information is founded on over 30,000 hours of experience teaching and training dancers to generate efficient exertion and appropriate recuperation. Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers employs somatic practices along with explorations in experiential anatomy to awaken the body-mind connection and improve movement function. The book applies the Functional Awareness® approach to improve dance technique and provide skills to enable the dancer to move with balance and grace in the classroom, on stage, and in daily life."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 25, 2019)
Subject Dance -- Physiological aspects
Dancers -- Training of
Mind and body.
Muscular sense.
Dancing -- physiology
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Dance.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Ballet.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Dance -- Physiological aspects
Dancers -- Training of
Mind and body
Muscular sense
Form Electronic book
Author Romita, Allegra, author.
LC no. 2016012984
ISBN 9780190498160