ERIC Number: ED125989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Why Move? A Conversation about Dance.
Lewitzky, Bella; McClung, Yvonne
This publication about dance is a conversation between a professional dancer and a dance and humanities high school teacher. As part of the National Humanities Faculty Why Series, the book is intended to help students, teachers, and citizens maintain and improve their intellectual vigor and human awareness and to help them reflect on the purpose, methods, and usefulness of a wide range of human endeavors. The major theme of this booklet is the question of dance as an educational device, with particular emphasis on its potential for knowledge. The principal concern expressed in the dialogue is that educators should talk about, and at least begin to understand, the importance of dance in the schools. Educators should recognize movement as an alternative mode of perception and as an additional means of gaining knowledge about themselves and the world around them. Dance can sharpen the natural process of muscular awareness, and it is for this reason that dance should be recommended to teachers and to those responsible for education in general. A bibliographical note cites resource materials that are useful to teachers and students interested in dance. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Dance, Humanistic Education, Humanities, Interviews, Music, Perceptual Development, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
Chandler and Sharp Publishers, 5609 Paradise Drive, Corte Madera, California 94925 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Humanities Faculty, Concord, MA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 085 753, ED 085 762, and SO 009 304-308 and 353