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Moving consciously : somatic transformations through dance, yoga, and touch

Author: Sondra Horton Fraleigh
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015] ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents essays that probe ideas surrounding embodied knowledge and the conscious embodiment of movement and dance. Using a variety of perspectives on movement and dance somatics, Fraleigh and other contributors draw on scholarship and personal practice to participate in a multifaceted investigation of a thriving worldwide phenomenon. Their goal: to present the mental and physical health benefits of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Moving consciously.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
(OCoLC)913869204
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN: 9780252080982 025208098X 9780252039409 0252039408
OCLC Number: 907966191
Description: xxxi, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue on somatic contexts --
Part 1. On somatic movement arts. Why consciousness matters / Sondra Fraleigh --
Somatic movements arts / Sondra Fraleigh --
Dancing becomes walking / Sondra Fraleigh --
Part 2. Soma and change. Living Shin / Catherine A. Schaeffer --
Environments for self-learning / Kelly Ferris Lester --
Trauma in the theater of the body / Richard Biehl --
Radical somatics / Hillel Braude --
Somatic awakenings / Ruth Way --
Part 3. Performing consciously. Like drifting snow my head falls / Robert Bingham --
Performing body as nature / Alison East --
Embodied dreams / Jeanne Schul --
Contact unwinding / Karin Rugman --
Dance maps : a guide for dance experiences.
Responsibility: edited with essays by Sondra Fraleigh.

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This book presents essays that probe ideas surrounding embodied knowledge and the conscious embodiment of movement and dance. Using a variety of perspectives on movement and dance somatics, Fraleigh and other contributors draw on scholarship and personal practice to participate in a multifaceted investigation of a thriving worldwide phenomenon. Their goal: to present the mental and physical health benefits of experiencing one's inner world through sensory awareness and movement integration. It incorporates concepts from East and West into a timely look at life-changing, intertwined practices that involve dance, movement, performance studies, and education -- Provided by the publisher.

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"There is not another publication that so completely addresses the merging of dance, somatics, and phenomenological practice. Beautifully written, well conceived, thought provoking, and reflective. Read more...

 
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