Somatics: Embodiment for the Twenty-First Century

DANCE 575S

Examines Somatics as emancipatory and ethical dance education designed to train reflective and autonomous dancers. The course is underscored by ethical principles foundational to somatic education, namely, acceptance, inclusivity, privacy, respect, and non-judgment. Somatic education is viewed as an intelligent movement-centered response to complex problems within the larger sphere of bio-politics, re-negotiating issues of control and fostering autonomy—of ourselves and of our environment. Classes will draw from the history of Somatics and its scientific and psychosocial underpinnings in forming a critique around current societal issues and its evolving impact on dance training. Instructor: Batson
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • ALP
  • NS
Typically Offered
Occasionally