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TUTOR-MARKED ASSIGNMENT 1 (TMA01)
This assignment is worth 25% of the final mark for XAT507 Mind and Body Work in Expressive Arts
Therapy.
The cut-off date for this assignment is 3 February 2023, 23:55hrs.
Note to Students:
You are to include the following particulars in your submission: Course Code, Title of the
TMA, SUSS PI No., Your Name, and Submission Date.
Question 1
Dance Movement Therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and
physical integration of the individual, for the purpose of improving health and well-being.
With reference to a theory that discusses a particular way of how the mind and body are
linked, defend the role of movement and its impact on the psychosocial functioning of
individuals.
(50 marks)
Question 2
You are to choose a 10-minute acting scene from a film or television drama series and focus
on a character within it.
With reference to Laban theory, and from your observation of the character’s body postures
and movement, create a movement profile that includes description and critical evaluation of
your observation. You are advised to focus on the character’s needs, attitudes and emotions
that are implied in the movement observation.
Additional Instructions:
• Select a film or TV series that can be found on YouTube or Netflix.
• Make sure you include 1) the name of the film or TV series, 2) the platform where it can
be accessed, 3) the link to it if you are using YouTube, 4) the start and end time stamps of
the clip, and 5) the character that you are analysing.
(50 marks)