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ERIC Number: ED129771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research in Comparative Physical Education: Some Interdisciplinary Considerations.
Toohey, D. Margaret
This paper contends that sports, dance, and drama should be considered together when studying cultures for purposes of comparison because the basic elements of these three disciplines are found in all societies--primitive and advanced. The paper presents: (1) discussion of pertinent aspects of sport, dance, and drama; (2) examples of comparative studies completed in games, dance, and theater; and (3) suggestions for further studies. Some points of discussion include: (1) the importance of realizing that a performance (sport, dance, or theater event) requires the participation of many who are not performers; (2) actual performances are complexly orchestrated with several things happening simultaneously; (3) the performance reflects the culture; and (4) the performers willingly suffer for the performance. Suggested foci for further studies include altered states of consciousness in performance, and the changing of traditional forms of sport, dance, or theater into commercially evaluated "airport art." (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1976)