THE APPLICATION OF BIOMECHANICAL PRINCIPLES TO DANCE

  • V. Palmisciano
  • G. Palmisciano

Abstract

The study is addressed about the qualitative analysis of dance techniques (balances, jumps, turns and pas de deux), in order to give, at the end, scientific dignity to a teaching method based on biomechanical principles. Particularly, biomechanics of dance, defined as the science examining internal and external forces acting on a dancer, points out mechanical and physiological effects produced by these. We explain it by two examples, the turns teaching and the illusion starting to turn in fly. The application of this methodology of biomechanical teaching to twenty pupils for three weeks has reduced of the 50% the times of learning. Finally, the biomechanical teaching method, we are structuring, was demonstrated more efficient than traditional methods.