Asuka Sakuta

PhD Student / Associate Lecturer

Institute of Education

University of Chichester

Dance, Somatic Practice, Cognitive Psychology, Eastern Philosophy, Neuroscience, Sports Psychology

Aska Sakuta is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chichester, working on a multidisciplinary research project (collaboration between the Dance Dept. and the Department of Sports & Exercise Science) involving the idea of meditation and Eastern philosophy embedded in dance and somatic practices. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine, specializing in improvisation and Eastern movement philosophies, and a B.A. from Waseda University (Japan), with a focus on East – West comparison of performing arts. Her scholarly and artistic work has continuously focused on Eastern movement traditions and their presence in today’s Western dance field. Her current research project extends the context of Eastern philosophy to multiple academic fields such as positive psychology, cognmore...

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  1. Sakuta, Asuka (2013) Exhibit 1-6. [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Sakuta, Asuka (2015) Motion - Perception - Motion: dance & mental states. In: This Body of Work, 18/06/2015, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus. (Unpublished)
  3. Sakuta, Asuka (2016) Lecture: Neurophenomenology of Flow and Meditative Moving. In: Lecture: Neurophenomenology of Flow and Meditative Moving. (Unpublished)
  4. Sakuta, Asuka (2016) 'Flow' Experience in Dance. In: Vitae 3 Minute Thesis Competition, 25/05/2016, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus. (Unpublished)
  5. Sakuta, Asuka (2016) Meditative Dancing and 'Flow'. In: Body of Work II, 09/06/2016, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus. (Unpublished)
  6. Farman, Virginia (2016) Dance on Street Corners. [Show/Exhibition]
  7. Howe, Detta (2011) Fine Tuning the Art of Noticing - a practical study to explore attention, awareness and presence in a dancing body through practice and performance. Masters thesis, University of Chichester.
  8. Howe, Detta (2013) The Body and Being in Performance - deep awareness to enrich a dance practice. Masters thesis, University of Chichester.
  9. Howe, Detta (2016) Doing dancing... Being in dance: undoing the danced body - Feldenkrais and awareness in motion. In: DanceHE Early Career Symposium, 07/04/2016, University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford. (Unpublished)
  10. Rowland, Natalie (2014) Looking up while looking down: mobile technologies as an essential interface to the geography of our city. The Mediated City Conference, Ravensbourne College, presented by the Architechture Media Politics.