This first part intends to set the scene in its rightful home: the body. As such, it treats the body as the primary ‘location’ of dance, where wellbeing, measured or felt, can be found. The chapters refer to neuroscientific, physiological, psychological, philosophical, and spiritual approaches to movement and dance, and reflect a continuum from objective to subjective experiences and from scientific reasoning to transpersonal discourses. In all cases, contributions are brought together to reflect multiple and comprehensive ways in which dance can contribute to wellbeing.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Dec 2017|
- dance therapy
- feel-good effect
Karkou, V., Oliver, S., Shan, C. N., & Zubala, A. (2017). Introduction. In The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing (pp. 733-737). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199949298.013.59