Attending to Movement : Somatic Perspectives on Living in This World, Paperback Book

Attending to Movement : Somatic Perspectives on Living in This World Paperback

Edited by Sarah Whatley, Natalie Garrett Brown, Kirsty Alexander


Somatics, Movement and Embodiment * What does it actually mean to embody an idea or an action? * What has somatic practice to offer the teaching and development of modern dance? * How can an investigation of our embodied movement open up the possibility of making new choices - on an individual, social, cultural or political level? * How can somatic practice be used to open up intercultural dialogue? * How can embodied art exist alongside social and religious practice?

How far should either aspire to inform or alter the other? * How can practices like The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Chiropractic more fully influence dance, movement and choreographic practice? * How can writing truly embody the autobiography that shapes the movement of any individual? In Attending to Movement, 26 dancers, teachers, researchers, therapists, choreographers and lecturers bring their collected knowledge and experience to bear on questions like these. The result - which draws on contributions from the second Dance and Somatic Practices International Conference, held at Coventry University's Centre for Dance Research in 2013 - is a fascinating interdisciplinary addition to our understandings of movement and somatics in the context of relationship, ethics, creativity, writing, health and knowledge-generation.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300 pages, 30 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Triarchy Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Dance
  • ISBN: 9781909470637



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