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Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World

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Summary

This 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.

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