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Dancing for health : conquering and preventing stress / Judith Lynne Hanna.

  • Hanna, Judith Lynne
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About this work


"Anthropologist Judith Lynne Hanna demonstrates the extraordinary role of dance as a healing art for all kinds of stress. Using examples from many different cultures and throughout history, she explains how dance is exercise plus aesthetic communication."--Jacket.


Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, [2006]

Physical description

vii, 256 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


Revised edition of: Dance and stress. New York : AMS Press, c1988.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index.


Setting the Stage -- Evolution's Gifts -- Dance-Stress Coupling -- Historical and Non-Western Dance-Stress Relations -- Meeting the Gods and Demons -- Shaking Off Poison, Plague, Death and Sin -- Coming to Terms with Life Crises -- Resolving Conflict -- Revitalizing the Past and Facing the Future -- Western Dance-Stress Relations -- "Playing" Onstage in Western Theatrical Dance -- A Dance Career in the west -- Amateur Dancing in the West -- Dance (Movement) Therapy -- Finale: Dance and Stress Resistance, Reduction and Euphoria.


  • English

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    History of Medicine WM450.5.D2 2006H24d


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  • 0759108595
  • 9780759108592