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Moving together: Inter-generational dance, somatic education and urban citizenship

CM Brown, J Roche, L Knight, S Hawksley

Published : 2018


Though it is commonly thought that the future lies in the hands of children, might the future in fact lie in the relationship between the generations? From Fevered Sleeps’ Men and Girls Dance (2016) to Nora Bateson’s (2016) weaving together of complexity theory with embodied experience, practitioners, educators and theorists are increasingly looking to the potential of inter-generational relations and networks to facilitate healthy and creative attunement through the arts. What can be learned by following a child around the city or in entering Virtual Reality with them? How do mature movers develop somatic awareness that connects them with early developmental patterns through dancing? In th..

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