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Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Sondra Fraleigh (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

The popularity of yoga and Zen meditation has heightened awareness of somatic practices. Individuals develop the conscious embodiment central to somatics work via movement and dance, or through touch ... More


Living Shin

Catherine A. Schaeffer

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author reflects on the ways that living Shin has enriched her work as a university professor, professional dancer, choreographer, and human being. She first talks about her ... More


Contact Unwinding

Karin Rugman

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author examines kinesthetic correspondence and matching in Contact Unwinding, a Shin Somatics dance process which employs movement-based teaching through touch and is performed ... More


Utopian Somatics and Nationalist Discourse

Joseph S. Alter

in The Wrestler's Body: Identity and Ideology in North India

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076976
eISBN:
9780520912175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076976.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the way in which somatics translates into a nationalist discourse as the wrestler is cast in the role of perfect citizen. Wrestlers have a specific, overtly circumscribed ... More


Somatic Movement Arts

Sondra Fraleigh

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter discusses somatic movement arts and provides an extensive definition of movement-based somatic practices. The chapter describes somatics as a kinesthetic field for study and cultivation ... More


Dancing Becomes Walking

Sondra Fraleigh

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter reflects on the author’s personal transformations in developing Shin Somatics through study of several forms of yoga, the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic ... More


Radical Somatics

Hillel Braude

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author discusses the radical transformative power of somatics and the ways that somatics practice directly affects the precognitive sensibility of the Other; he calls this ... More


Embodied Dreams

Jeanne Schul

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author examines somatic practices with dream images from the perspective of Jungian psychology. A registered somatic movement therapist and depth psychologist, the author ... More


Dance Maps: A Guide for Dance Experiences

Sondra Fraleigh (ed.)

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Dance

This section discusses Dance Maps, user-friendly maps that present simple structures for use as a guide for dance experiences. Designed for those who want to claim the dancer within, from the ... More


Why Consciousness Matters

Sondra Fraleigh

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines consciousness, or more accurately “extending whole body consciousness,” as the core purpose of somatic studies. It first considers the notion of ethereality in dance, noting how ... More


Environments for Self-Learning

Kelly Ferris Lester

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author contributes to the definition of somatic pedagogy as a means to encourage self-learning in students in different learning environments, from somatic movement lessons to ... More


Somatic Awakenings

Ruth Way

in Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039409
eISBN:
9780252097492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039409.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, the author talks about somatic awakenings by sharing the story of her transformative passage through somatic studies and how her study of somatics has directly influenced her both ... More


Dancing with dementia: citizenship, embodiment and everyday life in the context of long-term care

Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich

in Ageing in Everyday Life: Materialities and Embodiments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447335917
eISBN:
9781447335955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335917.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Despite the critical knowledge base on dance from phenomenological analyses and somatic studies, dance scholarship and practice in the dementia field largely represents a movement towards cognitive ... More


Moving Comfortably Between Continuity and Disruption: Somatics and Urban Dance as Embodied Responses to Civic Responsibility

Naomi M. Jackson

in Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199393749
eISBN:
9780199393770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199393749.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter addresses how a dance artist’s civic capacities are characterized in relation to specific discourses that dominate any particular context by examining specific discourses of ... More


Introduction

Helen Phelan

in Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190672225
eISBN:
9780190672263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190672225.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter introduces the core theme of the book: an exploration of the singing voice in ritual contexts and its potential role in facilitating experiences of belonging. Set against the backdrop of ... More


Repertoires of Belonging: Embodying “Bothness” through Musical Repertoires

Helen Phelan

in Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190672225
eISBN:
9780190672263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190672225.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 2 explores the act of singing through the lens of culturally specific repertoires. The emphasis on repertoire in ritual contexts often leads to an ideologically driven understanding of the ... More


Conclusion

Helen Phelan

in Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190672225
eISBN:
9780190672263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190672225.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The conclusion summarizes the characteristics of ritual singing that facilitate a sense of belonging as they have been proposed throughout this book. These include aspects of resonance, somatics, ... More


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