Intrinsic impacts of arts and culture

The intrinsic impacts of arts and culture relate to the ways in which people are affected by these phenomena. The sort of intrinsic impacts found in this section include the feeling of escape from daily life, being made to think afresh about the world, or perhaps enjoying a moment of self-reflection.

The summaries in this category are:

Dance classes allow people to test themselves and explore new identities

This research was conducted by Helene M. Lawson at the University of Pittsburgh, USA

Summary

The paper reports the results of in-depth interviews with participants in a tap dance group in Pennsylvania, USA. The interviews suggested that people dance for the following general reasons: keeping fit (both physically and mentally), seeking …

By | 11 March 2014 |

Theatre allows people to lose themselves for a moment, and find new ways of viewing the world

This research was conducted by Ben Walmsley at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK [Now at the University of Leeds, UK]

Summary

The paper looks at the intrinsic impact of theatre on its audiences. It does so in language used by audiences themselves. The research identified general themes of ‘emotion, captivation, engagement, enrichment …

By | 9 December 2013 |