The Sacred or the Profane: The Challenge of Modern Dance in Religious Educational Settings

@article{Clemente2008TheSO,
  title={The Sacred or the Profane: The Challenge of Modern Dance in Religious Educational Settings},
  author={Karen Clemente},
  journal={Journal of Dance Education},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={62 - 72}
}
Abstract The article addresses the utilization of modern dance compositional approaches in the development of sacred dance works. A brief history of sacred dance in the Western Church is traced as a foundation for students' stereotypical approaches to dance and religion. Also examined is the 20th Century modern dance choreographers' practice of incorporating biblical thematic material in their works. Aspects of form and content are considered throughout the article, as pedagogical processes for… 
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