Synopses & Reviews
Dance Kinesiology reflects modern techniques and includes articles addressing eight important systems of body work: the Pilates Method, Rolfing, the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Ideokinesis, Body-Mind Centering, the Bartenieff Fundamentals, and Laban Movement Analysis.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-468) and index.
Table of Contents
Preface. SECTION 1: THE SCIENCE OF MOTION IN SUPPORT OF THE ART OF DANCE. 1. Domain of Dance Kinesiology. SECTION TWO: THE SKELETAL SYSTEM. 2. Overview of the Skeletal System. 3. Foot and Leg. 4. Pelvis and Spine. 5. Scapula and Humerus. 6. Radius, Ulna, and Hand. SECTION THREE: THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM. 7. Overview of the Muscular System. 8. Muscles of the Toes, the Tarsus, and the Ankle. 9. Muscles of the Knee and Hip. 10. Muscles of the Torso and the Neck. 11. Muscles of the Scapula and the Shoulder. 12. Muscles of the Elbow, Radio-Ulnar Joints, Wrist, and Hand. 13. Misalignments and Muscular Imbalances Common in Dance. SECTION FOUR: PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR DANCERS. 14. Physiological Support Systems. 15. Body Types. 16. Movement Behavior. SECTION FIVE: WELLNESS FOR DANCERS. 17. Somatics, Relaxation, and Efficiency. 18. Prevention of Dance Injuries. 19. Conditioning for Dancers. 20. Weight Management. SECTION SIX: CONCLUSION AND APPLICATIONS. 21. Enhancing Performance. 22. Applications of Dance Kinesiology. References. Contributors to the Second Edition. Index.