Introduction

Vicky Karkou, Sue Oliver, Chan Nga Shan, Ania Zubala

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages733-737
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199949298
    ISBN (Print)9780199949298
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017

    Keywords

    • neuroscience
    • dance therapy
    • feel-good effect
    • Biodanza
    • physiology

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