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The Natural Body in Somatics Dance Training

Doran George and Susan Leigh Foster


The Natural Body in Somatics Dance Training examines the development of Somatics as it has been adopted by successive generations of practitioners since its early beginnings in the 1950s. The book elucidates the ways in which Somatics has engaged globally with some of the various locales in which it was developed and practiced, in terms of its relationships both to other dance training programs in that region and to larger aesthetic and political values. The book thereby offers a cogent analysis of how training regimens can inculcate an embodied politics as they guide and shape the experience ... More

Keywords: training, anatomy, natural, improvisation, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197538739
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197538739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doran George, author

Susan Leigh Foster, editor
Distinguished Professor of World Arts and Cultures, UCLA

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