Event Title

The Influence of Non-Western Dance on the Healing Power of Dance/Movement Therapy

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

20-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

20-4-2015 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Theatre and Dance

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Julie Kerr-Berry

Mentor's Email Address

julie.kerr-berry@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Theatre and Dance

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

As a profession, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) has been present since the 1950s, but it is only recently that it has become a growing and more accepted form of therapy. Similarities can be found between non-western ritual dances and DMT. The therapeutic nature of dance was present in ancient non-western dances even though it was not labeled as such, nor considered what DMT is today. The purpose of this research was to discuss the ways in which different aspects of non-western sacred dance rituals may have formed the foundation for the field of modern-day DMT because both focus on healing the mind and body through movement.

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The Influence of Non-Western Dance on the Healing Power of Dance/Movement Therapy

CSU Ballroom

As a profession, Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) has been present since the 1950s, but it is only recently that it has become a growing and more accepted form of therapy. Similarities can be found between non-western ritual dances and DMT. The therapeutic nature of dance was present in ancient non-western dances even though it was not labeled as such, nor considered what DMT is today. The purpose of this research was to discuss the ways in which different aspects of non-western sacred dance rituals may have formed the foundation for the field of modern-day DMT because both focus on healing the mind and body through movement.

Recommended Citation

Higgins, Emily. "The Influence of Non-Western Dance on the Healing Power of Dance/Movement Therapy." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/poster_session_B/7