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Dance and somatics : mind-body principles of teaching and performance

Author: Julie A Brodie; Elin E Lobel
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Training in somatic techniques-- holistic body-centered movement that promotes psycho-physical awareness and well-being--provides an effective means of improving dance students' efficiency and ease of movement. By presenting a philosophical approach to teaching as well as practical instruction tools, this work provides a valuable guide to somatics for dance teachers of any style or level"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie A Brodie; Elin E Lobel
ISBN: 9780786458806 0786458801
OCLC Number: 757462026
Description: vii, 227 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface: Somatics in dance --
Introduction: The fundamental somatic principles --
Pedagogy: strategies for teaching and learning based on somatic principles --
Breath: bridging the conscious and the unconscious --
Kinesthesia: the sixth sense for dancers --
More than just a mirror image: the visual system and its relationship to other modes of sensing and learning --
Connectivity to self, the environment and others --
Intention and initiation in movement --
Developing a practice of one's own --
Specific applications to technique.
Responsibility: Julie A. Brodie and Elin E. Lobel.

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"Training in somatic techniques-- holistic body-centered movement that promotes psycho-physical awareness and well-being--provides an effective means of improving dance students' efficiency and ease of movement. By presenting a philosophical approach to teaching as well as practical instruction tools, this work provides a valuable guide to somatics for dance teachers of any style or level"--Provided by publisher.

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