Through the Body

A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre

Author: Dymphna Callery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In Through the Body, Dymphna Callery introduces the reader to the principles behind the work of key practitioners of 20th-century theater including Artaud, Grotowski, Brook and Lecoq. She offers exercises that turn their theories into practice and explore their principles in action.

Thinking through the Body

Archaeologies of Corporeality

Author: Yannis Hamilakis,Mark Pluciennik,Sarah Tarlow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146150693X

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 5848


What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

Attunement Through the Body

Author: Shigenori Nagatomo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791412312

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

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Preparatory to restoring humaneness,Attunement Through the Body offers an innovative, philosophical model for overcoming mind-body dualism and its negative consequences through a systematic elucidation of the concept and the phenomenon of attunement. It invites readers to re-evaluate an undue emphasis placed on the cognitive, intellectual knowledge in the West. The book examines the concept of the lived body and then articulates the transformative dimension of our everyday mode of living our bodies vis-a-vis Yuasa Yasuo's concept of body-scheme, demonstrating that the unity disclosed can be brought to a higher degree. The book further describes the transformative dimension of our bodies in theoretical and practical aspects through the concept of the body emerging in the course of meditational self-cultivation that was practiced by Dogen Kigen, a medieval Japanese Zen master. It then develops an original philosophical theory that differs from various Western theories such as Idealism, Empiricism, and Materialism. This theory articulates modes of attunement reflecting degrees of somatic knowledge. The theory implies a lifestyle appropriate for the coming century.

Places Through the Body

Author: Heidi Nast,Steve Pile

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134682050

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 4841


This exciting collection opens up many new conversations on BodyPlace and introduces new theories of embodied places and the placing of bodies. Extensive introductory and concluding sections guide students through the key debates and themes. Places Through the Body draws on a wide range of contemporary examples and creative ideas to address such topics as: * How racist ideologies are embedded in modern architechtural discourse and practice * How urban spaces make bodies disabled * How the seemingly virtual worlds of knowledge and technology are embodied * How gyms enable women body builders to make new kinds of bodies * How male bodies are placed onto the silver screen * New kinds of femininity Here geographers, architects, anthropologists, artists, film theorists, theorists of cultural studies and psycho-analysis work alongside each other to make clear connections between bodies and places.

Thinking Through the Body

Essays in Somaesthetics

Author: Richard Shusterman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107019060

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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A richly rewarding vision of the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, with fourteen essays by the originator of the field.

Deacon Relationships Through the Body of Christ

Author: Donald E. Ledbetter

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607917106

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 7909


Be the leader God intended you to be! Churches often elect deacons and fail to give them the training they need to accomplish their task, assuming that if one is qualified to become a deacon, he doesn't need training. This assumption has proven injurious both to the individual deacon and to the body of Christ. Dr. Ledbetter is one of the most qualified leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention to assist deacons in becoming the leader God intended them to be. As a pastor, he worked with deacons in four growing churches. Since entering evangelism in January 1984, he has conducted several hundred deacon retreats in both small and large churches across America, in addition to conducting revivals. To be an effective leader, a deacon must have a right relationship with Christ, his family, his church, his pastor, and with himself. This book discusses each of these relationships and provides spiritual insights that will help not only deacons, but every Christian leader to become all God intended them to be.

Writing Migration through the Body

Author: Emma Bond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319976958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

View: 6589


Writing Migration through the Body builds a study of the body as a mutable site for negotiating and articulating the transnational experience of mobility. At its core stands a selection of recent migration stories in Italian, which are brought into dialogue with related material from cultural studies and the visual arts. Occupying no single disciplinary space, and drawing upon an elaborate theoretical framework ranging from phenomenology to anthropology, human geography and memory studies, this volume explores the ways in which the skin itself operates as a border, and brings to the surface the processes by which a sense of place and self are described and communicated through the migrant body. Through investigating key concepts and practices of transnational embodied experience, the book develops the interpretative principle that the individual bodies which move in contemporary migration flows are the primary agents through which the transcultural passages of images, emotions, ideas, memories – and also histories and possible futures – are enacted.

A Trip Through the Body

Author: Laurie Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781484459447


Page: 128

View: 542


Follow Dan and Mya on their journey around the human body as they're shrunk using exciting new technology. Propelled around the blood stream, hurlted down windpipes and escaping from white blood cells Dan and Mya discover inside the human body.

Journey Through the Body

A Visual Exploration

Author: Eoin Kelleher

Publisher: Mercier Press

ISBN: 9781781177082


Page: 160

View: 361


An immersive book that brings the body to life for young and old alike. Brings the reader on an immersive trip around the body's organs, with imaginative illustrations that are not just enjoyable but also explain how the body works. The illustrations reimagine the human body, drawing inspiration from a wide variety of artistic styles.