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ERIC Number: EJ862893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-7893
Exploring the Role of Feel in the Creative Experiences of Modern Dancers: A Realist Tale
Lussier-Ley, Chantale; Durand-Bush, Natalie
Research in Dance Education, v10 n3 p199-217 Nov 2009
Radford (2004) postulated that emotions are fundamentally data that should be used as a guide towards creative acts. Yet, empirically speaking, we know very little about the role of emotions, and more specifically feel, in the creative experiences of dancers. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of feel in the creative experiences of Canadian pre-professional modern dancers using the Resonance Performance Model (Newburg et al. 2002) as a framework. Resonance is a person-centered approach to performance and living, empowering people to design their life based on how they want to feel (Newburg et al. 2002). Six dancers and the lead author engaged in 12 weekly focus group discussions as a means of exploring how they felt and how they could bring themselves to feel the way they wanted within their creative experiences in different contexts. What emerged is a realist tale (Sparkes 2002) highlighting that how dancers feel is an integral element of their creative experiences that can be nurtured through a resonance-based pedagogy of creativity. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada