Body and Earth

Author: Andrea Olsen
Publisher: Middlebury College Press
ISBN: 1584650109
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

An inspired synthesis of scientific detail and creative perception offers new insights into the relationship between body and earth.

LGBTQ Voices in Education

Author: Veronica E. Bloomfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317285915
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Education

LGBTQ 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.

The Place of Dance

Author: Andrea Olsen
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819574060
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

The 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.

How Life Moves

Author: Caryn McHose
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556436185
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

"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.

Body mind Psychotherapy

Author: Susan M. Aposhyan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393704416
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Psychology

Body-mind psychotherapy (BMP) takes the basic tools of mind-body integration and joins them with an awareness of emotional development.


Author: Andrea Olsen
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 158465354X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

An innovative guide to anatomy that uses techniques from yoga and dance to increase awareness of the body.

Dances that Describe Themselves

Author: Susan Leigh Foster
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819565512
Release Date: 2002-09-04
Genre: Performing Arts

An inquiry into improvisation as practiced by Richard Bull and his contemporaries.

The Emergence of Somatic Psychology and Bodymind Therapy

Author: B. Barratt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230277199
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Psychology

Somatic 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.

Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument

Author: Barbara Tomlinson
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439902486
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Showing how both feminist and anti-feminist arguments work, and providing tools for social justice and changing civic life.

The Brain s Body

Author: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822374374
Release Date: 2016-03-11
Genre: Science

In 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.

Dance Dramaturgy

Author: Pil Hansen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137373229
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Ten 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.

This Very Moment

Author: Barbara Dilley
ISBN: 0989608123
Release Date: 2015-05-01

Memoir & teaching handbook of dance movement practices

First There is a Mountain

Author: Elizabeth Kadetsky
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
ISBN: 0316890960
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author chronicles her lifelong battle with eating disorders and starvation diets, her journey to India to study at the yoga institute of the renowned B. K. S. Iyengar, and her discovery of a spiritual discipline that helped her find peace. 25,000 first printing.

Dance Somatics and Spiritualities

Author: Amanda Williamson
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781783201785
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Presenting 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.

Gut Feminism

Author: Elizabeth A. Wilson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822375203
Release Date: 2015-08-12
Genre: Social Science

In Gut Feminism Elizabeth A. Wilson urges feminists to rethink their resistance to biological and pharmaceutical data. Turning her attention to the gut and depression, she asks what conceptual and methodological innovations become possible when feminist theory isn’t so instinctively antibiological. She examines research on anti-depressants, placebos, transference, phantasy, eating disorders and suicidality with two goals in mind: to show how pharmaceutical data can be useful for feminist theory, and to address the necessary role of aggression in feminist politics. Gut Feminism’s provocative challenge to feminist theory is that it would be more powerful if it could attend to biological data and tolerate its own capacity for harm.