dancing before playing
5/1/2010 8:12:38 AM
It makes perfect sence to have children dance and move to music before they try to play it on a musical instrument. We are already doing this in Suzuki. I believe there are other related methods that also embrace this idea. One not only needs to feel beat but also breath and feel balance to play a musical instrument.
2/6/2010 7:00:15 PM
We do not need to re-invent the wheel . . . Dance/movement therapy has been around since the 40s, helping all kinds of people to regain their motor functioning as well as their emotional balance. Check the official website: www.adta.org
1/20/2010 4:45:49 PM
This research is incredibly important and should be at the top of every educator and administrator's agenda for reform!!
10/24/2009 9:20:05 PM
I taught a course at BGSU called Bodywork/Bodylore. We read theory and created movement in order to understand the sociocultural and political "make-up" of our world through the body. Each class students had to "bring" a movement or movement sequence that represented the meanings they were creating through the readings as they related to their lives. The learning and meanings created in this class were amazing.
Movement and Learning
10/19/2009 10:28:36 AM
I am interested in being in touch with any dancers or teachers of movement who are working with or want to work with students as an adjunct to learning in general. I can be reached at Simonk@newschool,edu.
Dance and Art Saved Me from Brain Injuries(2)
Natasha "Z" Zazhinne
10/5/2009 7:06:02 PM
1998--I got toxic encepalopathy--MD's said permanently blind, permanently brain-damaged, permanently disabled. Trained from childhood by an MD med prof father in how the body worked--and by world-class dancers in how to work the body-mind-spirit--I eschewed the drugs to treat symptoms and followed instinct, training, and lifelong habit. Today I'm WELL and I can SEE. Blind for 5.5 years. Glad you brain experts are getting onto how important Art and Dance are to HEALING. I write about it--and will be reading the "Brain Injuries" section of my book on my blog later this week. uncommonsensewithz.blogspot.com
Dance and Art Saved Me from Brain Injuries
Natasha "Z" Zazhinne
10/5/2009 7:01:31 PM
I grew up in the world of Art, trained by world-class dancers in how to work the body and a Med Prof father in how the body (and brain) worked. 1998--MD's said I was "permanently blind, permanently brain-damaged, permanently disabled" from toxic encepalopathy. I eschewed drugs, did the Dance and Body-Mind work I'd done all my life. That, my lifelong-ingrained Wellness Lifestyle, neurofeedback, O2 therapies--including therapeutic grade essential oils and HBOT, let me get my sight back--after 5.5 years--and get WELL again. www.zeeva.net
Dance, Learning etc.
10/5/2009 3:10:53 PM
Interesting article. I have read that in India people who want to pursue careers in the arts must first learn dance, which is an interesting concept. Not that a person who wants to play guitar has to master dance, but as a musician myself, I can see that a person who has no connection with his or her body might be able to read music and play perfunctorily, but probably could not channel the sensitivity needed to perform at an inspired level. This might tie in with the passion to learn in general.