Author: B. Barratt
View: 4425Somatic psychology and bodymind therapy (the simultaneous study of the mind and body) are challenging contemporary understandings of the psyche, of what it means to be human and how to heal human suffering.
Radical Performance Pedagogy
Author: Guillermo Gómez Peña,Roberto Sifuentes
Category: Performing Arts
View: 8685In Exercises for Rebel Artists, Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Roberto Sifuentes use their extensive teaching and performance experience with La Pocha Nostra to help students and practitioners to create ‘border art’. Designed to take readers right into the heart of radical performance, the authors use a series of crucial practical exercises, honed in workshops worldwide, to help create challenging theatre which transcends the boundaries of nation, gender, and racial identity. The book features: Detailed exercises for using Pocha Nostra methods in workshops Inspirational approaches for anyone creating, producing or teaching radical performance A step-by-step guide for large-scale group performance New, unpublished photos of the Pocha Nostra method in practice Exercises for Rebel Artists advocates teaching as an important form of activism and as an extension of the performance aesthetic. It is an essential text for anyone who wants to learn how use performance to both challenge and change.
Changing the Culture of Schooling
Author: Veronica E. Bloomfield,Marni E. Fisher
View: 8299LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling addresses the ways in which teachers can meet the needs of LGBTQ students and improve the culture surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity issues in formal learning environments. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds including educational foundations, leadership, cultural studies, literacy, criminology, theology, media assessment, and more, these chapters are designed to help educators find the inspiration and support they need to become allies and advocates of queer students, whose safety, well-being, and academic performance are regularly and often systemically threatened. Emphasizing socially just curricula, supportive school climates, and transformative educational practices, this innovative book is applicable to K-12, college-level, and graduate settings, and beyond.
Embodying Your Authentic Voice
Author: Laraine Herring
View: 5306In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering "deep writing"--prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly authentic. Lessons and imaginative exercises show you how to: stay with your writing when your mind or body starts to pull you away; explore the five senses in your writing; and approach your writing without judgment. Writing Begins with the Breath will open up a whole world of creativity for people who may not have considered themselves writers before, while also providing keen insights into the craft for seasoned writers.
A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making
Author: Andrea Olsen
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Category: Performing Arts
View: 5260The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing is our nature, available to all as well as refined for the stage. Andrea Olsen is an internationally known choreographer and educator who combines the science of body with creative practice. This workbook integrates experiential anatomy with the process of moving and dancing, with a particular focus on the creative journey involved in choreographing, improvising, and performing for the stage. Each of the chapters, or “days,” introduces a particular theme and features a dance photograph, information on the topic, movement and writing investigations, personal anecdotes, and studio notes from professional artists and educators for further insight. The third in a trilogy of works about the body, including Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy and Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, The Place of Dance will help each reader understand his/her dancing body through somatic work, create a dance, and have a full journal clarifying aesthetic views on his or her practice. It is well suited for anyone interested in engaging embodied intelligence and living more consciously.
Explorations in Meaning and Body Awareness
Author: Caryn McHose,Kevin Frank
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 326"An experiential movement curriculum with a cutting edge approach to perception and body awareness--an in-depth manual for body workers, yoga practitioners, movement teachers, dancers, physical, somatic, and psychological therapists, theater students, and for anyone wanting to understand the principles beneath posture, movement, and body/mind training"--Provided by publisher.
Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics
Author: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publisher: Duke University Press
View: 4554In The Brain's Body Victoria Pitts-Taylor brings feminist and critical theory to bear on new development in neuroscience to demonstrate how power and inequality are materially and symbolically entangled with neurobiological bodies. Pitts-Taylor is interested in how the brain interacts with and is impacted by social structures, especially in regard to race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability, as well as how those social structures shape neuroscientific knowledge. Pointing out that some brain scientists have not fully abandoned reductionist or determinist explanations of neurobiology, Pitts-Taylor moves beyond debates over nature and nurture to address the politics of plastic, biosocial brains. She highlights the potential of research into poverty's effects on the brain to reinforce certain notions of poor subjects and to justify particular forms of governance, while her queer critique of kinship research demonstrates the limitations of hypotheses based on heteronormative assumptions. In her exploration of the embodied mind and the "embrained" body, Pitts-Taylor highlights the inextricability of nature and culture and shows why using feminist and queer thought is essential to understanding the biosociality of the brain.
Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement
Author: Pil Hansen,Darcey Callison
Category: Performing Arts
View: 7051Ten international dramaturg-scholars advance proposals that reset notions of agency in contemporary dance creation. Dramaturgy becomes driven by artistic inquiry, distributed among collaborating artists, embedded in improvisation tasks, or weaved through audience engagement, and the dramaturg becomes a facilitator of dramaturgical awareness.
Contemporary Sacred Narratives
Author: Amanda Williamson,Glenna Batson,Sarah Whatley,Rebecca Weber
Publisher: Intellect Books
Category: Performing Arts
View: 6999Presenting a rich mosaic of embodied contemporary narratives in spirituality and movement studies, this book explicitly studies the relationship between spirituality and the field of Somatic Movement Dance Education. It is the first scholarly text to focus on contemporary spirituality within the domain of dance and somatic movement studies. Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities brings together prominent authors and practitioners in order to elucidate how a wide range of sacred narratives/spiritualities are informing pedagogy, educational and therapeutic practice. As well as providing new insights and promoting creative/artistic awareness, this seminal text de-mystifies the spiritual/sacred and brings clarity and academic visibility to this largely uncharted and often misrepresented subject.
A Topography of Movement Improvisation
Author: Kent De Spain
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Performing Arts
View: 4868This book is based on interviews with eight of the most recognized movement improvisation teacher/practitioners in the world. This is the first book specifically written for intermediate/advanced improvisers. Each chapter delineates a unique aspect of improvising. This book covers such topics as cognitive skills, spiritual components of the creativity process, and the audience/improviser relationship.
Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World
Author: Sarah Whatley,Natalie Garrett Brown,Kirsty Alexander
Publisher: Triarchy Press via PublishDrive
Category: Performing Arts
View: 7460This edited collection draws on the conference, Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World, run at C-DaRE, the Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, 12 – 14 July, 2013. Somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a wide range of subject domains cross discipline borders and investigate the approaches that embodied thinking and action can offer to philosophical and socio-cultural inquiry. The book celebrates and builds upon the work of visionary dance artist, teacher and scholar Gill Clarke (1954 –2011), who championed the value of somatic approaches within and beyond dance education and creative practice. Contents PART ONE - INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUES Carol Brown: So, Remember the Liquid Ground Lalitaraja: Thinking, Reflecting and Contemplating With the Body Nadra Assaf: Not Without My Body Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz: Choreographic Mobilities PART TWO - SOMATICS IN A WIDER SOCIAL CONTEXT Thomas Kampe: The Art of Making Choices Lizzy Le Quesne: An Intricate Field Somaticatica (Bernadette Cronin, Jools Gilson, Roisin O'Gorman): Embodied Adventures in and out of the Irish Countryside PART THREE - INTERPLAY OF PRACTICE AND WRITING Adam Benjamin: The Fool’s Journey and Poisonous Mushrooms Cath Cullinane, Natalie Garrett Brown, Christian Kipp & Amy Voris: At Dusk, the Collaborative Spills and Cycles of L219 Carolyn Roy: As My Attention is Wandering Sally E. Dean: Amerta Movement and Somatic Costume Hilary Kneale: ‘The Daily Round, The Common Task’ Sarah Whatley: Motion Capture and The Dancer PART FOUR - PEDAGOGY/EDUCATION Sara Reed: Attending to Movement Fiona Bannon and Duncan Holt: Attending to Ethics and Aesthetics in Dance Penny Collinson: Re-sourcing the Body Nicole Harbonnier-Topin and Helen Simard: Somatic Education and Introspective Verbalisation PART FIVE - LIVED LINEAGES Jenny Roche: Disorganising Principles Jennifer Mackerras and Jane Toms ~ Myth-Busting Duncan Holt: A Moving and Touching Career in Dance and Chiropractic Martha Eddy: Early Trends ABOUT THE EDITORS Sarah Whatley is Professor of Dance and Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University. Dr Natalie Garrett Brown is principal lecturer in dance at Coventry University, UK, where she contributes to the BA(Hons) Dance course and co-ordinates postgraduate provision for the Performing Arts Department. Kirsty Alexander studied law and then trained in contemporary dance. She performed with a diverse range of artists including Gill Clarke, Rosemary Butcher, Gaby Agis, Michael Clarke, Station House Opera and Michel Laub.
Dance Health Imagination
Author: Miranda Tuffnell
View: 1148This is a book about the body and movement, about imagination and health. It is a collage of stories, voices and activities from artists, patients and health practitioners who work in the growing field of arts in health. The arts have long played a role in medicine and there is a substantial body of evidence of the potency of arts practice in strengthening a person1s resources and capacity for well-being. While the work described here is sourced in the body and movement, it is not written only for people with a dance background. Being able to listen creatively to the body offers much in how we are able to look after ourselves. Practitioners from many backgrounds come into this field of work and will find something of interest in this text. As benefits a book dealing with the arts and the imagination, it sets out to inspire rather than to teach, to offer windows into practice, and to convey something of what it is like to work in this field.
Journeys in Body and Imagination
Author: Miranda Tufnell,Chris Crickmay
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
Category: Performing Arts
View: 3189This is an illustrated handbook to inspire those working in the creative arts, with an emphasis on imagination and receptivity. It is a useful resource for people studying or teaching in the arts, or for anyone whose professional life involves working creatively with others: therapeutically, educationally, or in a community context.
Author: J. Baird Callicott,Robert Frodeman
View: 7531More than 300 peer-reviewed articles cover, concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movments, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology and eco-sabotage.
A Century of Ideas
Author: Brian Thomas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7920Featuring interviews with topflight scholars discussing their work and that of their colleagues, this retrospective of the first hundred years of Columbia Business School recounts the role of the preeminent institution in transforming education, industry, and global society. From its early years as the birthplace of value investing to its seminal influence on Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, the school has been a profound incubator of ideas and talent, determining the direction of American business. In ten chapters, each representing a single subject of the school's research, senior faculty members recount the collaborative efforts and innovative approaches that led to revolutionary business methods in fields like finance, economics, and accounting. They describe the pioneering work that helped create new quantitative and stochastic tools to enhance corporate decision making, and they revisit the groundbreaking twentieth-century marketing and management paradigms that continue to affect the fundamentals of global business. The volume profiles several prominent centers and programs that have helped the school adapt to recent advancements in international business, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise. Columbia Business School has long offered its diverse students access to the best leaders and thinkers in the industry. This book not only reflects on these relationships but also imagines what might be accomplished in the next hundred years.
A Critical Introduction
Author: Basil Gomez,John Paul Jones, III
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 5721This comprehensive textbook offers a conceptual and practical introduction to research methodology, data collection, and techniques used in both human and physical geography. Explores a full range of contemporary geographic techniques, including statistics, mathematical analysis, GIS, and remote sensing Unique in both content and organization, it brings together a team of internationally recognized specialists to create a balanced approach between physical geography, human geography, and research techniques Includes a series of foundational chapters offering multiple perspectives on the central questions in research methods Examines the conceptual frameworks and practical issues behind data acquisition and analysis, and how to interpret results Includes explanations of key terminology and exercises throughout