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The Influence of Essential SomaticsⓇ on Ballet Dancer’s Pain Relief

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2019, 74(2), pp.23-40
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.74.2.201906.23
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : November 14, 2018
  • Accepted : May 18, 2019
  • Published : June 30, 2019

김진영 Kim Jin Young 1 KIM, KYUNG HEE 1

1성균관대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to develop the ballet dancers’ self-awareness and to search for the influence of Essential SomaticsⓇ on ballet dancers' lower body pain relief. According to the recent study, ballet dancers were much more injured in the lower body compared to other dance majors. It is because of excessive turn-out of the feet and repetitive movement with incorrect alignment. The participants were composed with 6 dancers with lower body pain and each research involved 12 sessions. The influence of Essential SomaticsⓇ was summarized as below. First, participants focused on specific areas of chronic pain and the reason why they occur. Second, pandiculation has an effect on movement and expands the range of motion. Third, participants who engaged in their activities knowing that they can apply method will be capable of this stable movement. In conclusion, somatics encourage dancers to learn their movement thoroughly and relieve lower tension in particular areas to avoid possible injuries.

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