The purpose of this thesis project has been to express in a sculptural dimension the joy and healing qualities of movement. Movement is our primal language. The very first thing we do upon leaving the womb is to move, to reach for our mother. Movement allows us to express our feelings regardless of the ability to make sound. Infants and toddlers explore the three dimensional world as they reach out to touch, to feel, to experience textures and shapes. They gain confidence as physical beings through ever increasing skills and mobility of the body.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Movement therapy; Dance therapy; Art therapy; Sculpture--Themes, motives
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
D'Esterno, Eileen, "Dance as medicine" (1999). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: RC489.M66 D47 1999