Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles by Drid Williams

By Drid Williams

In interpreting ideokinesis and its software to the instructing and perform of dancing, Drid Williams introduces readers to the paintings of Dr. Lulu Sweigard (1895–1974), a pioneer of ideokinetic ideas. Drawing on her studies in the course of inner most tutorial periods with Sweigard over a two-year span, Williams discusses tools utilizing imagery for making improvements to physique posture and alignment for ease of flow. imperative to Williams's personal instructing tools is the applying of Sweigard's ideas and basic anatomical guide, together with how she used visible imagery to assist hinder physically accidents and extending physique expertise relative to move. Williams additionally emphasizes the variations among kinesthetic (internal) and replicate (external) imagery and stocks reactions from specialist dancers who have been taught utilizing ideokinesis. Williams's account of educating and working towards ideokinesis is supplemented with essays by means of Sweigard, William James, and Jean-Georges Noverre on dancing, posture, and conduct. Teaching Dancing with Ideokinetic Principles deals a big ancient point of view and worthwhile insights from years of educating adventure into how ideokinesis can form a bigger philosophy of the dance.

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