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Learning a language of movement : Laban's effort shape theory linked to drama therapy practices

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Learning a language of movement : Laban's effort shape theory linked to drama therapy practices

Eitzen, Anne Celeste (2010) Learning a language of movement : Laban's effort shape theory linked to drama therapy practices. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Although Laban's effort shape theory has been integrated into education and the field dance movement therapy, it has yet to be linked to the field of dramatherapy. This paper explores the principles of Laban's effort shape theory and presents a language for understanding and qualifying movement. It goes into detailed examples of how the Laban's theory has found its place in the therapeutic domain. Effort shape theory possesses similar fundamental beliefs to that of the drama therapy field, specifically, found in the work of Jones' Core Processes and Sue Jennings' EPR Model. The paper will demonstrate various possibilities for linking Laban's theory to these two dramatherapy techniques, specifically when working with the body in movement. Ideally the reader will understand that by providing a vocabulary of movement to the field of dramatherapy, it might serve as a useful tool for therapists when working with their participants

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Eitzen, Anne Celeste
Pagination:v, 49 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy Option)
Date:2010
Thesis Supervisor(s):Silverman, Yehudit
ID Code:979411
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 17:58
Last Modified:05 Feb 2019 21:44
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