BODY AND EARTH AN EXPERIENTIAL GUIDE MIDDLEBURY BICENTENNIAL SERIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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Body And Earth

Author : Andrea Olsen
ISBN : 1584650109
Genre : Nature
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An inspired synthesis of scientific detail and creative perception offers new insights into the relationship between body and earth.
Category: Nature

Lgbtq Voices In Education

Author : Veronica E. Bloomfield
ISBN : 9781317285915
Genre : Education
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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.
Category: Education

How Life Moves

Author : Caryn McHose
ISBN : 9781556436185
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"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.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Place Of Dance

Author : Andrea Olsen
ISBN : 9780819574060
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Emergence Of Somatic Psychology And Bodymind Therapy

Author : B. Barratt
ISBN : 9780230277199
Genre : Psychology
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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.
Category: Psychology

The Brain S Body

Author : Victoria Pitts-Taylor
ISBN : 9780822374374
Genre : Science
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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.
Category: Science

Bodystories

Author : Andrea Olsen
ISBN : 158465354X
Genre : Performing Arts
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An innovative guide to anatomy that uses techniques from yoga and dance to increase awareness of the body.
Category: Performing Arts

Hiking The Horizontal

Author : Liz Lerman
ISBN : 9780819575593
Genre : Performing Arts
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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. The paperback edition includes an afterword with updates and additions to each section of the book. 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.
Category: Performing Arts

First There Is A Mountain

Author : Elizabeth Kadetsky
ISBN : 0316890960
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dance Dramaturgy

Author : Pil Hansen
ISBN : 9781137373229
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts