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Modern Dance in Higher Education

reviewed by Ruth L. Murray - 1955

coverTitle: Modern Dance in Higher Education
Author(s): Alma M. Hawkins
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Modern dance, as differentiated from classic ballet and "interpretive" or "natural" dance, has in the last twenty years established itself in most college curriculums as the type of art dance which supposedly offers certain body disciplines and creative opportunities inherent in the use of movement as an expressive medium. Through modern dance, taught in an educational setting and with educational goals in mind, students can satisfy certain needs which characterize the late adolescent years. Opportunity for such satisfaction is not so easily available to them in traditional ballet classes, where attainment of technical proficiency in a system of movements is the chief purpose, or in the once popular type of "interpretive" dance, where most of the students' dance experiences took the form of improvisational self-expression based upon an emotional response to music. In her excellent book Dr. Hawkins defines the particular needs of the college student to which modern dance can... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 57 Number 3, 1955, p. 204-204
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4662, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 1:05:24 AM

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