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2021-2022 Catalog 
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DAN 120 - Somatic Movement Practices I (4)

Somatic movement practices teach the body/mind new ways of working together so as to encourage more productive movement, safe practice, experiences of anatomy and stronger more resilient bodies. Since the 1970’s, dance practitioners have incorporated somatics into their technique and this has shifted the way dance is produced and practiced in postmodern dance. This class may cover any range of somatic practices including Feldenkrais, Skinner, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Klein/Mahler. Body-Mind Centering, T’ai Chi, Yoga, Gaga and Alexander techniques. Readings on somatic practices are included, and students are required to analyze their embodied experiences using a variety of methods. Every year.