Breathing Exercises in Choreographic Education
Anastasiya V. Oleneva, Post-Graduate Student, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5696-478X, Vaganova Ballet Academy
Iryna A. Stepanik, Candidate of Sciences (Medicine), Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy, History and Theory of Art, Head of the Laboratory of Medical and Biological Support of Choreography, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3386-7914, Vaganova Ballet Academy
Abstract. Introduction. The paper emphasizes the importance of work on breathing in professional choreographic education. The distinguishing features of breathing in choreography are presented. The study involves an analysis of various breathing techniques (yoga, pilates, Strelnikova gymnastics, and others), their compliance with the choreographic art requirements, and adaptability to professional choreographic education.
Materials and methods. The analysis has been used to compile a set of breathing exercises corresponding to the classical dance requirements. The 5-month practice at the choreographic vocational school has been described.
Results: Main physiological indicators of the respiratory system of 5th-grade students before and after daily breathing exercises have been compared.
Conclusions: The findings suggest that the discussed experimental gymnastics can be used for professional choreographic education.
Keywords: choreography breathing, breathing gymnastics, breathing exercises, choreography education, classical dance, ballet dancer, aerobic stamina, development of respiratory system.
For citation: Oleneva A. V., Stepanik I. A. Breathing Exercises in Choreographic Education. Pedagogicheskiy IMIDZH = Pedagogical IMAGE. 2020; 14(4): 696–708. DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2020-14-4-696-708
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