Dance Teaching for Hemophiliacs Patients from the Clinical Hospital of the State University of Campinas, Brazil: Description of an Experiment
Nathália Lisiê Pozzuto Borelli, Mariana Baruco Machado Andraus

This paper presents the results of a dance classes project that aimed to generate and report physical improvements and upgrades for hemophilia patients. In addition, we sought to develop the self-knowledge of these patients, who are from the Blood Center of the State University of Campinas, through dance work focused on body awareness and the creation through the sensations and emotions of each one of them. Thus, we intended that such patients had greater awareness of their limitations and difficulties so that, alongside the exercises given in classes, they could find better ways to improve or even deal with them, accepting their bodies as how they were. Regarding the body exercises creation, they realized how important it is for each individual to have their own way of expressing themselves through body motions, without worrying about stereotypes that society generally expects them to possess, therefore generating greater confidence in themselves.

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