The voice of her body: somatic practices as a basis for creative research methodology

Bacon, Jane (2010) The voice of her body: somatic practices as a basis for creative research methodology. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2 (1). pp. 63-74. ISSN 1757-1871

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Abstract

Authentic Movement, Focusing, Jungian dreamwork and related somatic practices can create a safe place or container for women to discover the psyche's capacity for the symbolic or imaginal. I am regularly confronted with women of all ages who feel they do not have a voice and cannot bring the creative self into their practice-led movement research. This feminist approach brings together symbolic material generated from individual women's experience in order to articulate somatic, psychological and creative and sociocultural experiences. The article seeks to more fully explore and articulate the application of particular somatic practices as methodological imperative or praxis for arts research. This is a somatic approach to working in educational environments that recognizes the interdependence of many modes of being in the world that can both embrace and move beyond the rational and cognitive

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dreamwork, symbolic, imaginal, praxis, practice as research, felt sense, Authentic Movement, Focusing, Jung
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance > GV1787 Ballet
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Divisions: Departments > Dance
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Depositing User: Debbie Bogard
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 12:46
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 08:57
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/376

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