Judith Hanna

Judith Hanna

The 1980's witnessed a new dance genre in New York City and Los Angeles. Slam Dancing was perhaps a way for adolescent males to deal with the stressors of maturation, aggressive personal feelings, and violence in the society at large. Through dancing, the youths expressed raw power and rage while achieving euphoria, enhanced self-concept, and a healthy fatigue.More Judith Hanna quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In contrast to what the women have been told (that they are dumb and ugly) and how they have been controlled with confined strictures, the dance class is a safe place in which the women have choices and can improve their self-concept.More Judith Hanna quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Saying the lion is kind of the beasts says something about lions and also something about kings.More Judith Hanna quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is the persistence of dance in helping people to resist, reduce, and escape stress since early humanity that attests to its efficacy.More Judith Hanna quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Danced healing rituals (in African village compounds, temple courtyards, dance-therapy studios, public theaters, and other social settings) reinvoke old traumas for exorcism and the transformation of fear, convince people that evil is gone or possible to dissipate, and reaffirm communal solidarity and a sense of well-being.More Judith Hanna quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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