Meditation in Movement: Kin(a)esthetic Flow

Sakuta, A. (2017) Meditation in Movement: Kin(a)esthetic Flow. In: Dance Fields: Staking a Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century, 19-22 April 2017, University of Roehampton. (Unpublished)

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Since the 1960’s, somatic approaches in dance education have flourished. Williamson (2010) and many others have identified its roots in various movement practices influenced by Eastern philosophy. My research highlights how the concept of meditation is embedded in various dance scenarios, which emerge upon the basis of somatic approaches to dance, and bring forth the notion of altered mental states during such scenarios. I incorporate Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow theory as a guiding concept to solidify and outline these altered mental states as a phenomenon, which has been explored widely in various contexts such as cognitive psychology.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meditation, Somatics, Flow
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Academic Areas > Department of Dance
Event Title: Dance Fields: Staking a Claim for Dance Studies in the 21st Century
Event Location: University of Roehampton
Event Dates: 19-22 April 2017
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Depositing User: Asuka Sakuta
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 13:48
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 11:41

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