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Dancing for health : conquering and preventing stress

Author: Judith Lynne Hanna
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Altamira Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version
Hanna, Judith Lynne.
Dancing for health.
Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, ©2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Lynne Hanna
ISBN: 0759108595 9780759108592
OCLC Number: 1058025751
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Dance and stress. New York : AMS Press, c1988.
Includes index.
Description: vii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Evolution's gifts --
Ch. 2. Dance-stress coupling --
Ch. 3. Meeting the gods and demons --
Ch. 4. Shaking off poison, plague, death, and sin --
Ch. 5. Coming to terms with life crises --
Ch. 6. Resolving conflict --
Ch. 7. Revitalizing the past and facing the future --
Ch. 8. "Playing" onstage in western theatrical dance --
Ch. 9. A dance career in the west --
Ch. 10. Amateur dancing in the west --
Ch. 11. Dance/movement therapy --
Finale : dance and stress resistance, reduction, and euphoria.
Responsibility: Judith Lynne Hanna.
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