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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106629
Title:
Video analysis of classical ballet performance.
Authors:
Twitchett, Emily; Angioi, Manuela; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Wyon, Matthew A.
Abstract:
Video analysis of classical ballet to date has been largely limited to examining the artistic elements of choreography. The aim this study was to employ a method of video analysis to describe the physiological demands of classical ballet performance and to examine differences between artists, soloists, and principal dancers. Forty-eight performances [male = 24, female = 24; artists (corps de ballet) = 16, soloists = 16, principals = 16] were analyzed in four fields: work intensity, body movement, partner work, and number of transitory movements occurring per minute. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences between ranks in two intensity bands: time at rest (p < 0.05) and time performing at moderate intensity (p < 0.05), with soloists and principals resting for 75.2 +/- 15.1% and 53 +/- 24.1% of the total performance, respectively (p < 0.05). Principals also spent a significantly greater percentage of time at moderate intensity than both soloists and artists (p < 0.05). Significant differences between males and females (p < 0.05) were seen in the number of lifting and supporting movements performed. It was concluded that classical ballet is an intermittent form of exercise, utilizing both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, a finding that supports previous studies. The demands of the performances analyzed varied according to role. Therefore, it was also concluded that video analysis can help provide a basis for rank-specific supplemental training.
Citation:
Journal of dance medicine & science, 13(4):124-8
Publisher:
J. Michael Ryan
Journal:
Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106629
PubMed ID:
19930814
Additional Links:
http://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTwitchett, Emilyen
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-22T11:45:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-22T11:45:32Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of dance medicine & science, 13(4):124-8en
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.pmid19930814-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/106629-
dc.description.abstractVideo analysis of classical ballet to date has been largely limited to examining the artistic elements of choreography. The aim this study was to employ a method of video analysis to describe the physiological demands of classical ballet performance and to examine differences between artists, soloists, and principal dancers. Forty-eight performances [male = 24, female = 24; artists (corps de ballet) = 16, soloists = 16, principals = 16] were analyzed in four fields: work intensity, body movement, partner work, and number of transitory movements occurring per minute. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences between ranks in two intensity bands: time at rest (p < 0.05) and time performing at moderate intensity (p < 0.05), with soloists and principals resting for 75.2 +/- 15.1% and 53 +/- 24.1% of the total performance, respectively (p < 0.05). Principals also spent a significantly greater percentage of time at moderate intensity than both soloists and artists (p < 0.05). Significant differences between males and females (p < 0.05) were seen in the number of lifting and supporting movements performed. It was concluded that classical ballet is an intermittent form of exercise, utilizing both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, a finding that supports previous studies. The demands of the performances analyzed varied according to role. Therefore, it was also concluded that video analysis can help provide a basis for rank-specific supplemental training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJ. Michael Ryanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47en
dc.subject.meshAlgorithmsen
dc.subject.meshDancingen
dc.subject.meshExercise Testen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLiftingen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMovementen
dc.subject.meshTime and Motion Studiesen
dc.subject.meshVideo Recordingen
dc.titleVideo analysis of classical ballet performance.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen

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