ARBN 633105736

Anna Schlusser

Anna Schlusser – Bio


Anna has completed a Dip Ed (Movement and Dance), Graduate Diploma of Movement and Dance, Master of Ed. (Advanced Studies of Movement and Dance), and currently works as movement, dance and drama facilitator. Her recent research focuses on how the performing arts offer disabled artists the opportunity to express themselves and articulate in ways they couldn’t do otherwise. The research shows the benefits and strategies of developing improvisational performance skills with intellectually disabled artists and draws on dance therapy for tools for non-verbal understanding and psychophysical movement processes.

Book Review: The Journey of a Dance Therapy Teacher – Capturing the Essence of Chace

Edition: 2005 Vol. 4 No. 1

Book Author
Claire Schmais

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Reflections of Moment to Moment Creative Change – Penny Best workshops in Melbourne

Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 1

play, supervision, therapeutic relationships, three dimensional relating

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…“Moment to Moment Creative Change’, was a five day event organised by the DTAA and presented by Penny Best. It was a combination of ‘Three dimensional relating’ and ‘Relational Creative Processes Model of Supervision’. The first reflection provides a sense of the overall, highlighting the importance of ‘play’ emphasised by Penny, whilst the other reflections relate more specifically to the content of particular sessions or days.” (pp 20-24)

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Book Review: Freedom to Move: Movement and Dance for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edition: 2003 Vol. 2 No. 3

Book Authors
Kim Dunphy & Jenny Scott

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Playfulness and Performance

Edition: 2002 Vol. 1 No. 3

Performing theatre, Play in performance, Physical theatre

This article describes the format of sessions held by a physical theatre group celebrating ‘difference’ in performing theatre. Methods to promote confidence and self awareness in group members were explored. Emphasis was on the playful approach that encouraged creativity and supported group members. (pp 21-23)

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