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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hiking the Horizontal

Author: Liz Lerman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819571489
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Performing Arts

The unique career of choreographer Liz Lerman has taken her from theater stages to shipyards, and from synagogues to science labs. In this wide-ranging collection of essays and articles, she reflects on her life-long exploration of dance as a vehicle for human insight and understanding of the world around us. Lerman has been described by the Washington Post as “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art.” Here, she combines broad outlooks on culture and society with practical applications and accessible stories. Her expansive scope encompasses the craft, structure, and inspiration that bring theatrical works to life as well as the applications of art in fields as diverse as faith, aging, particle physics, and human rights law. Offering readers a gentle manifesto describing methods that bring a horizontal focus to bear on a hierarchical world, this is the perfect book for anyone curious about the possible role for art in politics, science, community, motherhood, and the media. Ebook Edition Note: Two images have been redacted, on page 200, Dances at a Cocktail Party, and on page 201, the bottom photo of Small Dances about Big Ideas.

A Widening Field

Author: Miranda Tufnell
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 185273096X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Performing Arts

This 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.

Body Space Image

Author: Miranda Tufnell
Publisher: Dance Books Limited
ISBN: UCSC:32106013558454
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Performing Arts

A narrative of discovery. Generously illustrated with examples drawn from experimental performance, this stimulating book explores the ways of working and thinking about performance that will inspire both the beginner and experienced dancer.

Wetland Woodland Wildland

Author: Elizabeth H. Thompson
Publisher: Middlebury College Press
ISBN: UCSC:32106015812081
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Nature

The first field guide to all of Vermont's natural communities

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.

The Long Tail of Tourism

Author: Alexis Papathanassis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3834962317
Release Date: 2011-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The ‘long tail’ of holiday offerings implies dramatic shifts in the sector’s concentration levels and its competitive dynamics. In order to examine the applicability and validity of this scenario, a number of key holiday niches are examined in terms of their demand development, supplier landscapes, operational challenges and future potential.

Research Methods in Geography

Author: Basil Gomez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444327731
Release Date: 2010-06-29
Genre: Science

This 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