Examination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313475
Title:
Examination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling.
Authors:
Krasnow, Donna; Wilmerding, M Virginia; Stecyk, Shane; Wyon, Matthew A.; Koutedakis, Yiannis
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to examine grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling through space. The primary focus was to consider weight transfer in three conditions: from two feet to one foot for the barre and center conditions, and from one foot to the other foot in traveling. Forty female dancers volunteered (mean age 30.0 ± 13.0 yrs) and were placed in three groups: beginner (n = 12), intermediate (n = 14), and advanced (n = 14). Data were collected with a 7-camera Vicon motion capture system using a Plug-in Gait Full Body Marker set and with two Kistler force plates. Dancers executed five grand battement devant in each of three conditions in randomized order: at the barre in 1st position, in the center in 1st position, and traveling through space. Four variables were investigated: center of gravity of the full trunk, center of gravity of the pelvis, center of gravity of the upper trunk, and center of mass. Data were analyzed in three intervals-stance to battement initiation (STN to GBI), initiation to battement peak (GBI to GBP), and peak to end (GBP to END)-and in the x-axis and y-axis. The main effect condition was significant for all four variables in both x-axis and y-axis (p<0.001). There were no significant differences for training and no significant condition X training interactions. Condition was significant for all three intervals (STN to GBI, GBI to GBP, and GBP to END) for all four variables in both axes (p<0.01). Dance educators might consider the importance of allocating sufficient time in dance practice to each of the three conditions-barre, center, and traveling-to ensure development of a variety of motor strategies for weight transfer.
Citation:
Examination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling. 2012, 27 (2):74-84 Med Probl Perform Art
Publisher:
Science & Medicine, Inc.
Journal:
Medical problems of performing artists
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313475
PubMed ID:
22739820
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0885-1158
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorKrasnow, Donnaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilmerding, M Virginiaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStecyk, Shaneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T10:18:47Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-28T10:18:47Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.identifier.citationExamination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling. 2012, 27 (2):74-84 Med Probl Perform Arten_GB
dc.identifier.issn0885-1158-
dc.identifier.pmid22739820-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313475-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling through space. The primary focus was to consider weight transfer in three conditions: from two feet to one foot for the barre and center conditions, and from one foot to the other foot in traveling. Forty female dancers volunteered (mean age 30.0 ± 13.0 yrs) and were placed in three groups: beginner (n = 12), intermediate (n = 14), and advanced (n = 14). Data were collected with a 7-camera Vicon motion capture system using a Plug-in Gait Full Body Marker set and with two Kistler force plates. Dancers executed five grand battement devant in each of three conditions in randomized order: at the barre in 1st position, in the center in 1st position, and traveling through space. Four variables were investigated: center of gravity of the full trunk, center of gravity of the pelvis, center of gravity of the upper trunk, and center of mass. Data were analyzed in three intervals-stance to battement initiation (STN to GBI), initiation to battement peak (GBI to GBP), and peak to end (GBP to END)-and in the x-axis and y-axis. The main effect condition was significant for all four variables in both x-axis and y-axis (p<0.001). There were no significant differences for training and no significant condition X training interactions. Condition was significant for all three intervals (STN to GBI, GBI to GBP, and GBP to END) for all four variables in both axes (p<0.01). Dance educators might consider the importance of allocating sufficient time in dance practice to each of the three conditions-barre, center, and traveling-to ensure development of a variety of motor strategies for weight transfer.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherScience & Medicine, Inc.en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medical problems of performing artistsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_GB
dc.subject.meshDancingen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMovementen_GB
dc.subject.meshProprioceptionen_GB
dc.subject.meshTorsoen_GB
dc.titleExamination of weight transfer strategies during the execution of grand battement devant at the barre, in the center, and traveling.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedical problems of performing artistsen_GB

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