Contemporary Topics in Movement Arts – Theories and Applications


Thomas Heinen – Faculty of Sport Science, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Damian Jeraj – Lecturer, Leipzig University, Faculty of Sport Science, Leipzig, Germany
Pia Maria Vinken, PhD – Visiting Professor, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Institute of Sport Science, Goettingen, Germany

Series: Sports and Athletics Preparation, Performance, and Psychology

This book is an advanced discussion forum for contemporary topics in the field of movement arts. The book covers topics ranging from perception, feedback, and judging to physiotherapy and nutrition in areas ranging from gymnastics over dance to circus and school. This edited collection combines significant contributions covering theoretical developments and practical applications in movement arts. It is recommended for readers in a university context (i.e., students, lecturers) and readers in practical settings (i.e., coaches, teachers).

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Chapter 1. Body Composition Profile and Nutritional Habits of Brazilian National Circus School Students
Marco Antonio Coelho Bortoleto, Alex Castro, and Maria Luisa Bellotto

Chapter 2. Augmented Feedback and Instructions in Gymnastics: State of Art Research Meets an Application Approach
Juliane Veit, Jonas Rohleder, and Tobias Vogt

Chapter 3. The Role of Auditory and Visual Information in Interpersonal Coordination in Trampoline Gymnastics
Frederike Veit and Thomas Heinen

Chapter 4. What Do You Like? A Study of Observing Hip-Hop Movements
Marisa Kempe and Pia M. Vinken

Chapter 5. Pyramid Building as a Contribution to Aesthetic Education in the Teaching of Physical Education at School
Andrea Menze-Sonneck

Chapter 6. Is the Core the Dancer’s Center? A Review of “Center” Concepts
Monika Ritthaler

Chapter 7. On the Aesthetic Perception of Complex Motor Skill Performance
Pia M. Vinken

Chapter 8. Teaching Movement Arts and Performance
Thomas Heinen, Marisa Kempe, and Damian Jeraj

Chapter 9. Wanted: Stability – Building Bridges Between High-Level Gymnastics Dismount Training and Rehabilitation after Hip Surgery – Reflections on Synergistic Effects
Swantje Scharenberg and Haris Čolaković

Chapter 10. The Interplay of Rules, Technique, and Biomechanics in Gymnastics: A Personal Report
Hardy Fink

Chapter 11. Interpersonal Coordination in Contemporary Capoeira
Thomas Heinen and Damian Jeraj


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