ERIC Number: ED171711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Moving Together in Improvisational Dance: An Empirical Phenomenological Study.
Levi, Bruce A.
The exploration of movement as it reveals the subconscious and subjective side of individuals is described to illustrate a method of psychological inquiry known as phenomenology. Spontaneous, improvised dance performed by two different couples was video-taped and analyzed. The couples, a man and woman in a courting relationship and two women in a competitive but friendly relationship, were interviewed after the performances to determine their personal feelings during the dance. Observation of the interactions in the bodily movements of the subjects suggested that they revealed deeper and more subtle feelings than were consciously thought and vocalized. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (New Orleans, March 1979)