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The Healing Power of Sound in Theatre

  • Author(s): Ross, MaeAnn
  • Advisor(s): Brill, Robert
  • et al.

In my time at the University of California, San Diego, I have experimented with how sound physically affects the human body. There has been a swarm of research that not only suggests that sound therapy re-aligns your brain and helps with mindset changes, but that the sound waves and vibrations can alter your body physically.

The same concepts used in sound healing and therapy practices, such as sound baths, intention focus, and low frequency sound stimulation, can be translated into theatrical practices. This dissertation will lead you through a few practical applications of using sound healing ideas in theatre, but also examples of how and why sound is not just an aural based medium.

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