Falling Through Dance and Life

5 Sixty artists, academics, students and teachers met for a weekend at London's Siobhan Davies Dance Studios to engage in a welter of activities and discussions on the theme of falling. Performances, interventions and installations were ...

Falling Through Dance and Life

This is a book about falling as a means of reconfiguring our relationship with living and dying. Dancer, choreographer, educator and therapist Emilyn Claid draws inspiration from her personal and professional experiences to explore alternative approaches to being present in the world. Contemporary movement based performers ground their practices in understanding the interplay of gravity and the body. Somatic intentional falling provides them a creative resource for developing both self and environmental support. The physical, metaphorical and psychological impact of these practices informs the theories and perspectives presented in this book. As falling can be dangerous and painful, encouraging people to do so willingly might be considered a provocative premise. Western culture generally resists falling because it provokes fear and represents failure. Out of this tension a paradox emerges: falling, we are both powerless subjects and agents of change, a dynamic distinction that enlivens discussions throughout the writing. Emilyn engages with different dance genres, live performance and therapeutic interactions to form her ideas and interlaces her arguments with issues of gender and race. She describes how surrender to gravity can transform our perceptions and facilitate ways of being that are relational and life enhancing. Woven throughout, autobiographical, poetic, philosophical, descriptive and theoretical voices combine to question the fixation of Western culture on uprightness and supremacy. A simple act of falling builds momentum through eclectic discussions, uncovering connections to shame, laughter, trauma, ageing and the thrill of release.

Performance Dance and Political Economy

... Les Ballets C de la B: Emotions, Gestures, Politics By Christel Stalpaert, Guy Cools and Hildegard De Vuyst (Eds.) FALLING through dance and life By Emilyn Claid PERFORMANCE, DANCE AND POLITICAL ECONOMY Bodies at the End of.

Performance  Dance and Political Economy

This book examines the relation between bodies and political economies at micro and macro levels. It stands in the space between ends and beginnings – some long-desired, such as the end of capitalism and racism, and others long-dreaded, such as the climate catastrophe – and reimagines what the world can be like instead. It offers an original investigation into the relation between performance, dance, and political economy, looking at the points where politics, economics, ethics, and culture intersect. Arising from live conversations and exchanges among the contributors, this book is written in an interdisciplinary and dialogical manner by leading scholars and artists in the fields of Performance Studies, Dance, Political Theory, Economics, and Social Theory: Marc Arthur, Melissa Blanco Borelli, Anita Gonzalez, Alexandrina Hemsley, Jamila Johnson-Small, Elena Loizidou, Tavia Nyong'o, Katerina Paramana, Nina Power, and Usva Seregina. Their critical and creative examinations of the relation between bodies and political economy offer insights for both imagining and materializing a world beyond the present.

Dance Architecture and Engineering

... of Alain Platel's les ballets C de la B: Emotions, Gestures, Politics Edited by Christel Stalpaert, Guy Cools and Hildegard De Vuyst FALLING through dance and life Emilyn Claid DANCE, ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING Adesola Akinleye.

Dance  Architecture and Engineering

This book was born from a year of exchanges of movement ideas generated in cross-practice conversations and workshops with dancers, musicians, architects and engineers. Events took place at key cultural institutions such as the Royal Academy of Arts, London; and The Lowry, Salford, as well as on-site at architectural firms and on the streets of London. The author engages with dance's offer of perspectives on being in place: how the 'ordinary person' is facilitated in experiencing the dance of the city, while also looking at shared cross-practice understandings in and about the body, weight and rhythm. There is a prioritizing of how embodied knowledges across dance, architecture and engineering can contribute to decolonizing the production of place – in particular, how dance and city-making cultures engage with female bodies and non-white bodies in today's era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. Akinleye concludes in response conversations about ideas raised in the book with John Bingham-Hall, Liz Lerman, Dianne McIntyer and Richard Sennett. The book is a fascinating resource for those drawn to spatial practices from dance to design to construction.

In the Dance of Life

hope in writing our family's journey as we victoriously danced through the healing of our son, Paul Henry, is ifjust one person is encouraged, inspired enough to avoid falling into a pit of depressing despair, or be drawn into greater ...

In the Dance of Life

In the Dance of Life reveals our family’s personal journey of miraculous healing and victorious redemption. Diagnosed in 2011 with two deadly blood cancers, Lymphoma and Leukemia, our son, Paul Henry, discovers his true identity as a son of the King of Kings and a royal heir to the eternal Kingdom of God. Through this supernatural experience, we learned to move each day in God’s authority, in step with Heaven. We discovered the King’s power of grace, mercy and love. Discover how to step out boldly into your own royal status and personal inheritance as a son or daughter of God. God promises to “jump-start your heart,” restoring Heavenly rhythm. Begin to dream and hope again.

Anna Halprin

When examining Dancing with Life on the Line from the perspective of the Five Stages of Healing it is essential to address ... Halprin guides the participants through a detailed kinaesthetic exploration of rising and falling using the ...

Anna Halprin

This guidebook traces the life's work of radical dance-maker Anna Halprin, documenting her early career as a modern dancer in the 1940s through to the development of her groundbreaking approach to dance as an accessible and life-enhancing art form. Tracing the evolution of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop, it explores Halprin's connections with the avant-garde theatre, music, visual art and architecture of the 1950s and 60s, and analyses her work from this period. Anna Halprin not only offers a useful introduction to the life and work of this major figure, but also provides an important historical guide to a time when dance was first explored beyond the confines of the theatre and considered as a healing art for individuals and communities.

Children of the Earth

A woman danced close to him, her flimsy white dress falling over her curves like water. ... He was meant to be with them, doing the dance of life and death around the fire, becoming part of that circle of chosen ones born of the very ...

Children of the Earth

"Plenty of crowd-pleasing death and destruction...Schumacher wraps up her story with a literal bang." --Booklist Seven signs warned them. Now it’s time for Carbon County to fight back. In End Times, Daphne lost herself in love with Owen, only to discover the dark secret that puts Carbon County at ground zero for the end of days. . . . All thirteen of the Children of Earth have arrived and taken root in town. Together at last, they can perform the series of rituals necessary to awaken their father, a wrathful entity known as the God of the Earth. Daphne protects their identities from Pastor Ted and the God-fearing locals out of love and allegiance to Owen. But when people start disappearing from town and Daphne begins receiving visions from God, her allegiance—and even her love—is brought into question in this astonishing companion novel to End Times.

Falling Through the Weaving

It was an intimacy I could not explain, one that had grown in intensity over the course of my life. Silence. Listening. ... Through my blood. I breathed the rise and fall of notes, my mind spinning in its own kind of dance.

Falling Through the Weaving

For fans of Outlander and The Time Traveler's Wife: A time-traveling musician breaks all her rules for three men who share the same soul, and plunges so far back in time that dragons still exist. FALLING THROUGH THE WEAVING A mother whose music bridges worlds has a child loved by three fathers. A Scottish spymaster. A mountain man hunted by outlaws. A Viking demigod with the secrets of dragons. To be a family they must pay Time's price: Love. Grieve. Surrender. Fight. Content warnings: general violence, one very brief sexual assault scene.

Falling Through Time

Your body will fall-off like a sack, but you will not die. In truth - you will attain Eternal Life. Our Bas, united, will make us a woman beyond time and war.” She pauses, blinking slowly - her lids are soft ginger like the birthhusks ...

Falling Through Time

It is 1987 and thirty-three-year-old Lina has just left her husband and two teenage sons and returned to her mothers house, emotionally spent from the pain of harboring the secret of domestic violence for too long. As her journey eventually leads her to the mountains and into the arms of new lovers, Lina has no idea of what lies ahead. She only hopes it is peace. After enjoying sexual freedom for a while, she remarries a kind and gentle man and lives in the Australian Alps. But Lina begins to feel dissatisfied with monogamy, leaving her with unfulfilled dreams of freedom and travel. After she makes a shocking discovery of past lives as a sacred prostitute and realizes how it has affected her modern, sexual adventures, Lina travels with nothing but a backpack to the Middle East to search for answers. Vulnerable and terrified, she plummets through time, reliving death and entombment. When she meets old lovers, her fear is explained. But can she survive illness and exposure within a strange but beautiful culture? Falling through Time reveals one womans fascinating search for God, meaning, and redemption after she travels to the Middle East to uncover secrets from her soul.

Falling Through Space

Perhaps I will turn into a social critic now that fall is near . ... I want to see Angel Corella dance at the American Ballet Theatre . ... I had written on August 17 , “ You must change your life , ” Rainer Maria Rilke . Last fall I ...

Falling Through Space

Enhanced with 15 new essays, this collection is the benchmark of an acclaimed writer's spunk and sense of place. Originally published in 1987, "Falling Through Space" provides a funny and intimate diary of a writer's self-discovery. 42 photos.

Falling Into Place

Robert sat there, taking deep breaths, as Edmond twirled Liz around the dance floor, his body pressed close, his mouth at her ear. Preston dropped into a seat. “You okay, my man?” Robert's eyes narrowed. “No.” “Don't blame you.

Falling Into Place

Robert would have done anything for Liz, even let her go when she claimed she needed to be alone. With his life in shambles, he dove into his work as a Silver Council enforcer. Liz never fit in, but to protect her first love, she walked away when a wild burst of magic nearly killed him. Tremaine found her, and helped her put her life back together. The man who tore her world apart awakes from a 21 year slumber with revenge on his mind. Nothing will stop James from tearing the power from Liz’s body. After learning James is alive, Robert rushes to Liz and bands together with Tremaine to keep her safe. Facing her worst fears Liz realizes she can only fall apart or fall into place. *spoiler/fair warning - the romance winds up in a permanent threesome

Falling Through the Cracks

“Shall we dance?” “By all means.” The next morning, Sandra and ... “Just don't want you to make a mess of your new coming of life.” “You have to help me. ... It's time to stop falling through the cracks.” They kneel on their knees in ...

Falling Through the Cracks

There are many short stories and books written with an inspirational storyline. Which also includes the Holy Bible They are hard to believe written so that the reader follows the guidelines like an educational premise. Thus, the belief of the reader only last a certain amount of time, leaving them with a cycle of disappointment. Falling Through The Cracks is a fiction trilogy dealing with events of characters during their daily lives. The book is based on a female main character in her 50’s who fights sobriety over a five year period after her husband dies from a heart attack. She is surrounded by friends who try to help her. She follows their lead off and on for several months, then goes into relapse. Finally she falls in love with her husband’s best friend and they plan their marriage.

Dance of the Ancient One

spirit lives appearing as the problems in your life. ... That means, I want you to imagine that you are falling freely through the universe. ... Now try the following, perhaps you'll find Naropa's dakini, dancing in space.

Dance of the Ancient One

Just as the earth is moved by the universe, you, me, every human, every life form, and every thing is moved by the universe as well. This movement feeling, the sense of the universe s gravity field or what Einstein called space time, is not just felt by astronauts. All of us feel moved by gravity all the time. When you let gravity move you, when you are moved by space time, you are moved by the universe. When you are moved in this way, you are showing the dance of the ancient one, and are in contact with the space between us, with the subtle experience of being moved by what I shall explain is a system mind possibly the most powerful system mind available to us. Arnold Mindell, The Dance of the Ancient One, Spring 2013 In his latest book, Mindell expands on his earlier concept of the processmind as he develops the notion of space time dreaming or dance of the ancient one in his rigorous efforts toward the elucidation of a ToE (or theory of everything). Space time dreaming weaves together essential spiritual concepts from the Eastern mystical tradition of the Tao and Wu Wei of Chinese philosophy, along with modern Western field and space theories in quantum physics such as gravity, space time, unified field theories, indeterminacy and entanglement. He draws upon personal field ideas (i.e., the unconscious), interpersonal social field and role theory from psychology and sociology, then adds concepts of intersubjectivity and entanglement from transpersonal and integral psychology. On a group level, he incorporates interdependence from organizational system mind models and places it all in the context of ecology, of Gaia, and then the larger universe. One World concepts, such as the Unus Mundus from mystical and alchemical traditions that work at a more essential or non-dual level to unite seeming opposites, facilitate the coming together of all of these varied perspectives in his framing of the space time dreaming concept, experientially accessible as The Dance of the Ancient One. Each chapter contains either an exercise to do in pairs or a small group, or an inner work exercise, so that you can facilitate yourself and experience the space time dreaming states directly. Transcripts of discussions with his students are distributed throughout the book, and engagingly contribute to a diverse and resonant learning experience.

The Secrets of Egypt Dance Life and Beyond

From the dance of these two sides of the same coin (that “special” coin I often mention) LIFE is born and preserved. ... me demanded that I kept using my HEAD in order to save me from falling into the chaos of Egyptian mental state.

The Secrets of Egypt   Dance  Life and Beyond

Once upon a time I had a dream and I chased it. This Magical Book tells about my Adventure in Egypt, the Price we pay for our Dreams and the Wisdom we gather on the Journey up the Mountain. Almost killed, chased, shocked and amazed with an Egyptian (fascinating) underworld very few foreigners ever get to know. How did I end up living and performing in Egypt for almost a decade, succeeding in my career against all odds? How did I do it* when everyone yelled: YOU CANT?! The answer to these - and other - intriguing questions is above rational understanding; its Magic were talking about. In my heart, I knew I had to go to Egypt and rescue Oriental Dances Soul (my own Soul) so that the World could remember, once more, why WE ARE ALIVE*. This Book is a about my real life Adventure - my (OUR) Journey*. I can hear the deserts wind whispering: it was never only about the dance, darling. Oriental Dance is just a Door - covered in veils and luminous sequins - to a Temple where much about Lifes Adventure is to be learnt. Welcome to Egypt: welcome to the World (enjoy the Ride*)!"

Some of These Days

These Negroes, he concludes, “dance with their blood, their life. . . . Its drops are slowly falling over Europe, a long-since dried-up land that can scarcely breathe. . . . The Negro question is pressing for our entire civilization.

Some of These Days

Some of These Days proffers a compelling cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance's vast influence abroad, with a dual focus on the world's first two major African American stars: Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson. But Donald's book extends beyond pure dual biography to recreate the rich community of actors, architects, poets, directors, and musicians who interacted with--and were influenced by--each other. James Donald highlights how the sense of excitement and artistic renewal ushered in with the "New Negro Movement"' reverberated far beyond Harlem to cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Throughout his chronicle, Donald underscores the relationship of African American aesthetics to the modernist movement that flourished from the 1920s until the end of World War II. Vivid portraits of eccentric and popular artists like the T. S. Eliot, HD, Andre Gide, Carl Van Vechten, Marlene Dietrich, Josef von Sternberg, Jean Gabin, and Adolf Loos, among others, animate the sweeping narrative. Traversing countries and artforms, Some of These Days illustrates the immense cross-cultural collaboration of film, song, dance, and literature that coalesced to create modernist culture--where the new rhythms of the machine age were gleefully embraced, allowing art to consider the new possibilities of cosmopolitanism in a modern world.

Falling Through The Earth

Maybe during the months my mother was building herself a new life, Dad could have changed things. ... who had a daughter my age, and invited me over to swim in her pool and drink bottles of Mountain Dew and watch Dance Party on cable.

Falling Through The Earth

From her father, Danielle Trussoni learned the importance of rock and roll, how to avoid the cops and never to shy away from a fight. Growing up, she was fascinated by the stories he told of his adventures as a tunnel rat in Vietnam, where he risked his life crawling head-first into holes to search for American POW's held underground. Ultimately, Danielle came to realize that when the man she adored drank too much, beat up strangers or mistreated her mother, it was because the war inside his head would never be over. And eventually, when her mother and siblings walked away and washed their hands of Dan Trussoni, Danielle did not. As Danielle trails her father through nights of drinking, scores of wild girlfriends and years of bad dreams, a vivid and poignant portrait of a father-daughter relationship emerges. Theirs is a love story filled with anger, stubbornness, outrageous behaviour and battle scars that never completely heal. 'Trussoni has taken an extended trip to hell and come back with treasures from that drunken, burning, broken place. She writes of the effects of war without a hint of self-pity, with surprising humour, disarming candor, a hard-won wisdom and with uncannily sure-footed prose. Even if this book were not urgently important and devastatingly timely, I'd still urge you to read it for the sheer triumph of the author's gift' Alexandra Fuller, author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight 'A salient and timely reminder that a war's victims aren't limited to those in uniform nor demarcated by geography. This is an important and harrowing story' Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead 'Powerful and revealing. . . Wry, witty and unsentimental. [Trussoni] writes with high intelligence . . . and a fathomless interest in the aftershocks of war' Sunday Times

Dance and Its Music in America 1528 1789

Governor Hancock , danced a minuet at the tender age of five or six and the next day nearly lost his life by falling through the ice on the river . The Hancocks were spending a week in Portsmouth and attended a " grand entertainment ...

Dance and Its Music in America  1528 1789

Beginning with Toya Indian dances in Florida and the Matachines dance-drama in the Southwest, and moving to ordination balls, pantomimes, Black election celebrations and country dances called Burgoyne's Surrender and Washington's Resignation, this study presents dance in the North American lands that would become the United States of America as a powerful yet ephemeral medium of communication and social dynamics. It integrates the history of dance and its music into cultural, commercial, and aesthetic aspects of life in the New World, both for established native societies and newcomers. Special topics include dance as a metaphor and preparation for battle, Yankee peddlers of dance and their publications, French connections, Spanish influences, dance on board ships, in religion and in the military, and Negro jigs, the Virginia Reel, and mumming traditions. Included is the colorful history of theatrical dancers who performed on the boards from Portsmouth to Charleston and competitive dancers in early versions of today's Scottish games. The core of the book is a state-by-state narrative of dance and dance music in each colony or territory from Maine to California. Thoroughly documented with extensive period quotations, illustrations, footnotes, bibliography and a detailed index, this study integrates much new information with a new way of looking at dance as a phenomenon that was both re-creative and manipulative, commercial and personal, and pleasurable and painful to those who participated.

Finding Balance

Fitness, Training, and Health for a Lifetime in Dance Gigi M. Berardi. being lucky. ... and dance differently, perhaps allowing the little things—anxieties, stresses, and disappointments—to fall through the cracks (see Chapter 6).

Finding Balance

Finding Balance: Fitness, Health, and Training for a Lifetime in Dance gives an overview of issues faced by all performing dancers: injury and treatment; technique and training; fitness; nutrition and diet; and career management. The text includes both easy-to-read overviews of each topic and "profiles" of well known dancers and how they have coped with these issues. The new edition includes: Updated and new profiles. Expanded injury and injury treatment information. Updated dance science and physiology findings, and new references. Updated diet guidelines, Expanded and updated "Taking Control" section. It concludes with a list of selected dance/arts medicine clinics, a bibliography, glossary, and text notes.

Falling Through Time

“Never in public,” he replied, his Irish brogue sending the words into a melodic dance. “And you should never leave your ... But Anthony was someone she was ready to introduce to her parents, include in her life, and make a life with.

Falling Through Time

Time, worlds, and hearts collide in the fourth and final book of Nancy Scanlon's mesmerizing time-travel Romance series, perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon, and filled with "angst and simmering sensuality." (Publishers Weekly) From the day the Fates made him the warrior to train and lead a group of time-traveling clansmen, Reilly O'Malley has gone into every battle, verbal or physical, certain of victory. Protector of the O'Rourke clan, knight in shining armor—he has the full confidence of a man who knows he will live forever. But what about love? Gwendolyn Allen has been in love with Reilly since she met him more than a decade ago, but he's shown no interest in her other than friendship. She's decided it's finally time for her to move on with her life, but the Fates have a different idea... When the pair find themselves together for three weeks prior to a wedding, the Fates finally decide to step in. They give Reilly a taste of what his life would be like without their protection, and suddenly everything Reilly knows is shaken to its core. When his otherworldly abilities begin to fall through time, Reilly may have to trust in something other than fate. He might just have to trust in love.

Dancing Through It

My Journey in the Ballet Jenifer Ringer. worst had happened, twice, ... I was going to get through this, and I was NOT going to fall. ... I ran into the wings and jumped for joy; I felt I had never jumped so high in my life.

Dancing Through It

“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.

Body Paper Stage

This work has literally saved my life by providing me the means to claim reflexive agency in my interactions with others in contexts. ... “Tattoo Stories” is about falling through paper and landing in a heap on a bare stage.

Body  Paper  Stage

Tami Spry provides a methodological introduction to the budding field of performative autoethnography. She intertwines three necessary elements comprising the process. First one must understand the body – navigating concepts of self, culture, language, class, race, gender, and physicality. The second task is to put that body on the page, assigning words for that body’s sociocultural experiences. Finally, this merger of body and paper is lifted up to the stage, crafting a persona as a method of personal inquiry. These three stages are simultaneous and interdependent, and only in cultivating all three does performance autoethnography begin to take shape. Replete with examples and exercises, this is an important introductory work for autoethnographers and performance artists alike.