ERIC Number: ED425401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Creative Dance Improvisation: Fostering Creative Expression, Group Cooperation, and Multiple Intelligences.
Brehm, Mary Ann; Kampfe, Charlene M.
Creative dance improvisation involves both the movement of the body with awareness and the awakening of the creative spirit. The basic elements of creative dance improvisation--force, time, and space--are examined with a view toward how this approach to dance can be a means for growth in the general education of anyone throughout their lives. Creative dance improvisation is shown to address students' needs for self-expression as well as the need to learn to creatively work within a group. Examples of how each dance element can be applied to the school curriculum are provided as well as examples of how the elements of dance relate to multiple intelligences. This approach to dance speaks to and develops both the individual and communal sides of human nature; dancers can feel a bond that can last a lifetime. This paper also describes the demonstration dances presented at the China-U.S. Conference on Education and suggests movement explorations for the reader to try in order to understand the concepts more fully. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: China-U.S. Conference on Education. Collected Papers. (Beijing, People's Republic of China, July 9-13, 1997); see CG 028 968.