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From a short film by Donal Moloney The High Barre: A PhD journey with Jill Rose Jacobs 

“So all of this is pointing to a story in which dance is good not just for movement but also for motivation, for emotion and sense of self because it has to do with the way that the brain and the body connect to each other and they’re not just distinct parts.” Dr Matthew Rodger, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology

“She works a lot with my students and teaching them body awareness, breathing, and maybe to think about the way they move they’re onstage. That’s one particular aspect of her work and that’s how it’s connected to the music department here at Queen’s which has been really fascinating for me.  I’ve regularly been inviting her to work with my music students; they might be opera singers, also very traditional musicians, and, some that might be more experimental, but they all have in common that they have to go onstage and use their bodies to speak to an audience.” Dr Franziska Schroeder, Reader, School of Arts, English and Languages

“What brought me to the Ph.D. program was thinking that dance training as it’s done is antiquated. It’s not meeting the demands or serving the demands of the practitioner. And this is exactly what the research says. I didn’t know that. I thought this was just an observation as a teacher.” Jill Rose Jacobs, PhD researcher

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