Scientific Perspectives and Emerging Developments in Dance and the Performing Arts

Scientific Perspectives and Emerging Developments in Dance and the Performing Arts

Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: June, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 361
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4261-3
ISBN13: 9781799842613|ISBN10: 1799842614|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799851325|EISBN13: 9781799842620
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Description & Coverage
Description:

In the last few years, concerns about dancers’ health and the consequences of physical training have increased considerably. The physical requirements and type of training dancers need to achieve to reach their highest level of performance while decreasing the rate of severe injuries has awakened the necessity of more scientific knowledge concerning the area of dance, in part considering its several particularities.

Scientific Perspectives and Emerging Developments in Dance and the Performing Arts is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research designed to reduce the gap between the scientific theory and the practice of dance. While highlighting topics such as burnout, mental health, and sport psychology, this publication explores areas such as nutrition, psychology, and education, as well as methods of maintaining the general wellbeing and quality of the health, training, and performance of dancers. This book is ideally designed for dance experts, instructors, sports psychologists, researchers, academicians, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Burnout
  • Creative Dance
  • Dance Education
  • Human Movement
  • Mental Health
  • Personality Psychology
  • Professional Dance
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Resilience
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Bárbara Pessali-Marques has a diploma in Arts/Dance at CEFART - Artistic Centre of Palácio das Artes/Clóvis Salgado Foundation (Brazil), Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physical Education at UNI-BH - University Centre of Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Training and Master degree in Sports Science at UFMG - Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and a PhD degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Dance at Manchester Metropolitan University - MMU (UK). Director of the artistic producer company: Multiart Ltd and founder and president of the non-profit Organization for arts and sport: OELO (Brazil). Founder and director of Bastidores- Dance, Research &Training (Brazil), a training center dedicated to dancers' physical conditioning. Developed and patented the “Best Performance and Movement”, a specific training method for dancers and specialized equipment for measuring and training flexibility in dancers. Awarded scholarship for the master's research in Brazil and one of the seven scholarships for the research in the health field by Science without Borders/full doctorate abroad program - CAPES Foundation/Brazilian Government - for her doctorate in England. Member of the Brazil-UK Network responsible for developing the partnership between the United Kingdom and Brazil, conducting collaborative research in the Dance Sciences and the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. Guest researcher for the research group in Sports Psychology at UEMG Ibirité (Brazil) and in the Group of Conceptions in Contemporary Dance at UFMG (Brazil).

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