Kampe, T (2015) Enacting desire: constructing social flexibility through somatic-informed processes. In: Embodied Cognition, Acting and Performance, 21 April 2015, Canterbury University, UK.


This paper discusses the facilitation of actor training as a holistic education effected through somatic-informed processes of embodiment. It will draw on applications of the work of Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), understood as an enactive and ecological model of reflective self-creation through movement, within actor training contexts. It examines the construction of a Feldenkrais-informed educational practice which draws on Feldenkrais’ practices of ‘Awareness through Movement’ and ‘Functional Integration’. In addressing the themes of this conference, this paper considers Doidge’s (2015) writings on neuroplasticity which places Feldenkrais’ non-dualist practices, within the development of ‘flexible minds’ (Feldenkrais 2010) and at the forefront of learning approaches that use embodiment as a vessel for transformation of brain functions.

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Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 15:22
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