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Title: How can dance help express emotions with special reference to people with Parkinson’s disease?
Authors: Muschamp, Natalie
Keywords: Parkinson's disease
Laban, Rudolf von, 1879-1958 -- Criticism and interpretation
Movement notation
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: Over the last fifteen years there has been a growing interest in alternative therapies for people with Parkinson's disease and over the last seven years there have been several research done to collect data researching the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease whereby the patients can have symptoms such as instability, a stooped posture, a hurried shuffled walk, slowness of movement, rigidity, lack of coordination, tremor, the voice may become softer and facial expression might disappear. With this paper I investigate through a literature review the possibilities if dance can help express emotion with people with Parkinson's disease. To have a more direct focus with this research I have based the analyses on the principles of Rudolf Laban, to understand if by utilising the Laban principles in my workshops, people with Parkinson’s disease can express emotions through movement. Drawing on my personal experience as a dancer, teacher and founder of the voluntary organisation called ‘Step up for Parkinson’s’, I believe and have experienced that in certain settings, people with Parkinson’s disease when feeling safe and trusted are able to connect within and able to express emotions. This paper includes a literature review of Rudolph Laban, his students and different scholars and academics who are all specialised either with Laban his principles or community based projects.
Description: B.DANCE STUD.(HONS)
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - SchPA - 2017
Dissertations - SchPADDS - 2017

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