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Reflections on reflections: mirror use in a university dance training environment

Ehrenberg, S (2010) 'Reflections on reflections: mirror use in a university dance training environment.' Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 1 (2). pp. 172-184. ISSN 1944-3927

Abstract

This article explores aspects of the dancer–mirror relationship from the dancer's perspective and examines the various ways the mirror may impact on dancers' experiences in particular training environments. The essay foregrounds a small group of female university dance degree students' own words about training with and without mirrors in contemporary dance technique classes and considers their descriptions alongside the existing literature. Ethnographic-style interviews with six dancers were conducted and key themes which emerged upon analysis inform the essay. Although contemporary dance is the focus, content is applicable to other Western theatre dance styles and training environments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: mirror, reflection, kinaesthesia, self-image, dance pedagogy
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 11:44
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:06
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1056
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