PO1 Slideshow - Dancing.


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A slideshow for my Participation in Occupation 1 blog. My chosen occupation is dancing, an activity that I participated in and observed during fieldwork two - here are twenty images that relate to dancing and the concepts of being, doing and belonging.

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PO1 Slideshow - Dancing.

  1. 1. Dancing“ There are short cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.”- Vicki Baum
  2. 2. Dancing is an art form, using expression through rhythmic movement of the body, usually to music (Wikipedia, 2012). Humans use dance as a meaningful occupation to express themselves socially, spiritually or artistically, to interact with others and to perform.
  3. 3. “The dance is a poem ofwhich each movement is aword.” – Martha Graham
  4. 4. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance in the film Flying Down to RioFocus Features. (2008). Fred and Ginger – 75 years of perfection. Retrieved from http://focusfeatures.com/photofolder/ 1229551532_567aa50adbfeb4a8039002d3fec39c75
  5. 5. A ballerina practices in the streets of New York CityShitagi, D. (2012). The ballerina project. Retrieved from: http://ballerinaproject.blogspot.co.nz/
  6. 6. “To dance is to be out ofyourself. Larger, morebeautiful, more powerful.” –Agnes De Mille
  7. 7. Performance danceYoung, N. (2007). Dance. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickyoungphoto/490308524/
  8. 8. The Royal Ballet performs Swan LakeMuir, A. (2011). Swan Lake, Royal Ballet, review. Retrieved from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/8279269/Swan-Lake-Royal-Ballet- review.html
  9. 9. Indian Bollywood style danceCourtney, D. (2012). Bollywood dance. Retrieved from: http://chandrakantha.com/articles/indian_music/nritya/bollywood.html
  10. 10. “Dancing is the loftiest, the mostmoving, the most beautiful of thearts, because it is not meretranslation or abstraction from life;it is life itself.” – Havelock Ellis
  11. 11. Women performing an ondjongo dance before a weddingBeckwith, C., & Fisher, A. (2012). Photo gallery: African marriage rituals. Retrieved from: http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/african- marriage-rituals/#/himba-ondjongo-dance_11326_600x450.jpg
  12. 12. Young boy dancing in MalawiEvans, A. (2012). Dancing in Malawi. Retrieved from http://digitalnomad.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/05/dancing-in-malawi/
  13. 13. Overcoming social barriers – In the film “Billy Elliot”, the title character pursues his dream to become a ballet dancerRay, M. (2012). #269 – Movie 3. Retrieved from: http://mettelray.wordpress.com/tag/billy-elliot/
  14. 14. “The truest expression of apeople is in its dance and in itsmusic. Bodies never lie.”- Agnes de Mille
  15. 15. A dance class for kids with Down syndromeSnavely, R. (2010). Free 2 be me dance: Ballet for kids with down syndrome. Retrieved from: http://www.worldpulse.com/node/17810
  16. 16. Dancing with wheelchairsMathur, A. (2012). Dancing with the stars is overated: Dancing for disabled persons – a pure joy on wheels. Retrieved from http://www.ibtimes.com/ articles/307220/20120301/dancing-stars-overrated-what-disabled-persons-pure.htm
  17. 17. A disability does not have to prevent engagement in meaningful occupations such as danceMathur, A. (2012). Dancing with the stars is overated: Dancing for disabled persons – a pure joy on wheels. Retrieved from http://www.ibtimes.com/ articles/307220/20120301/dancing-stars-overrated-what-disabled-persons-pure.htm
  18. 18. “Nobody cares if you cant dancewell. Just get up and dance. Greatdancers are great because of theirpassion.”― Martha Graham
  19. 19. Dancing can create a sense of unity – a group performs in a FlashmobPhan Man. (2012). EDM flashmob NYC mix. Retrieved from: http://thruthevine.com/tag/flashmob/
  20. 20. A screenshot from a viral YouTube video of a wedding party dancing up the aisle – watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4- 94JhLEiN0&feature=player_embedded#!YouTube. (2009). JK Wedding entrance dance. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0&feature=player_embedded#!
  21. 21. Dancing children.Early Sparrow. (2009). Dancing in Chicago. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/earlysparrow/4173684178/
  22. 22. Dance knows no age!!Oldagepeople. (2012). How to stay and look healthy even after 40. Retrieved from http://oldagepeople.wordpress.com/page/2/
  23. 23. “Dancing can reveal all themystery that musicconceals.” - CharlesBaudelaire
  24. 24. Beatitude nuns perform a traditional Jewish folk dance
  25. 25. When I was at school, we had a production called “Dancing with the Staff ”. Here are some of the younger children performing.
  26. 26. Doing the Charleston - Akaroa Area School “Dancing with the Staff ” production 2009
  27. 27. And lastly here’s me trying to bust a move… Thanks for watching!
  28. 28. References:Wikipedia. (2012). Dance. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance