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Dr K. 6-7.5.2008:

Richard Shusterman and Erica Ando

lecture and workshop

Thinking through the body: Somaesthetics in Theory and Practice
The theory section of this presentation will explain the concept of somaesthetics by discussing the body as the basic medium of human experience and our primordial instrument for action, perception, and expression.

The lecture presentation will be followed by a practical demonstration in which the audience themselves will engage in an experience of somaesthetic focusing by being guided through experiments of subtle movement that enhance and modify one’s somatic perception and performance. These movements are based on the Feldenkrais Method.

Erica Ando, a designer and movement instructor, has a Master of Fine Arts and is a professional practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method. >> more

Richard Shusterman, philosopher and author, is the Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Florida Atlantic University, >> more
where he directs the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture. >> more

Most recent among his many books is Body Consciousness: A Philosophy of Mindfulness and Somaesthetics (Cambridge University Press, 2008). >> read more