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Author Romita, Nancy, author.

Title Functional awareness : anatomy in action for dancers / Nancy Romita and Allegra Romita
Edition Second edition
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (112 pages) : illustrations
Contents The relationship of habit to dance training -- Dynamic alignment and the 4Rs -- Impact of thinking on doing -- Motions of the trunk and use of spiral -- Core support -- The pelvis and hip joint -- The knee -- The ankle and foot -- Walking and weight shift -- Expressivity of arms -- Breath -- Restore toward balance
Summary "Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers 2nd edition introduces the reader to the reflective practice of Functional Awareness®. Functional Awareness® (FA) is an approach to improving dance skills through practices in embodied anatomy. FA is a method with a defined pedagogical philosophy to advocate for the importance of developing body understanding in dance training while fostering student agency and honoring individual difference. The FA method is applicable and accessible to all dance forms. This book uses foundational information of anatomy and motor learning to guide the reader toward a deeper understanding of their personal body structure. The authors provide essentials in functional anatomy with movement explorations and over 60 beautiful illustrations to buoy the reader through the content. The second edition sources new research in motor learning and integrative anatomy to support and grow upon the content previously presented in the first edition"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 27, 2023)
Subject Dance -- Physiological aspects
Dancers -- Training of
Mind and body.
Muscular sense.
Dance -- Physiological aspects
Dancers -- Training of
Mind and body
Muscular sense
Performing Arts.
Form Electronic book
Author Romita, Allegra, author.
LC no. 2022060605
ISBN 9780197586853
Other Titles Anatomy in action for dancers