Various methodologies to improve one’s awareness of how one uses movement, breath, and voice in art and in life.
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Bibliography for Self UsePrint Sources
- Bertherat, Therese and Carol Bernstein. The Body Has Its Reasons: Self-Awareness Through Conscious Movement. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1989. 0- 89281-298-2 A series of “anti-exercises” to develop range and freedom of movement, releasing constraints and reawakening dormant muscles.
- Brooks, Charles V. W. Sensory Awareness: The Rediscovery of Experiencing. New York: The Viking Press, 1974. Based on the Esalen work of Charlotte Selver. Good body awareness exercises.
- Campbell, Douglas G., M.D. “Posture, A Gesture Towards Life,” Physiotherapy Review, Vol. 15, no. 2, 1935.
- Clark, Barbara. How to Live in Your Axis. Tempe, AZ: Clark Manuals, 1968.
- ________. Let’s Enjoy Sitting, Standing, and Walking. Tempe AZ: Clark Manuals, 1963.
- Clay, Jack. “Self-Use in Actor Training,” The Drama Review, 16(March 1972): 16-22.
- Deutsch, Felix. “Analysis of Postural Behavior,” Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 16, 1947: 195-213.
- Dowd, Irene. Taking Root to Fly. New York: Contact Collaborations, 1981.
- Fenton, Jack Vinten. Choice of Habit. London: Macdonald & Evans, 1973.
- Fetis, Rosemary. Ida Rolf Talks About Rolfing and Physical Reality. New York: Harper & Row, 1977.
- Friedman, Philip and Gail Eisen. The Pilates Method of Physical and Mental Conditioning. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1980. A strenuous conditioning method, abdominally centered. Hanna, Thomas. The Body of Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
- ________. Somatics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1980.
- Haxthausen, Margit and Rhea Leman. Body Sense. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987. Introduction by Alexander Lowen. Describes a Danish system of alignment, “afspaending,” Applies this to modern dance exercises.
- Heller, Joseph and William A. Henkin. Bodywise. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., 1986. Outline of various approaches to bodywork. Description of Hellerwork, a variation of Rolfing. Connects areas of the body with strong images of their psychophysical function.
- Kagan, Gerald. Your Body Works: A Guide to Health, Energy, and Balance. Berkeley, CA: Transformations Press, 1980.
- Lessac, Arthur. Body Wisdom: the Use and Training of the Human Body. New York: Drama Book Specialists, 1978. Integrated body/voice approach for actors and non-actors, by a noted voice teacher.
- Lewis, Howard R. and Dr. Harold S. Streitfeld. Growth Games. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970.
- Myers, Martha and Margaret Pierpont and Diana Schnitt. “Body Systems,” in Theatrical Movement: A Bibliographical Anthology, Bob Fleshman, ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1986.
- Olsen, Andrea with Caryn McHose. Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy. Barrytown, NJ: Station Hill Press, Inc., 1991.
- Rolf, Ida. Rolfing: Structural Integration. San Francisco: San Francisco Guild for Structural Integration, n. d.
- ________. Rolfing: The Integration of Human Structures. New York: Harper & row, 1978.
- ________. What in the World is Rolfing? Santa Monica, CA: Institute for Structural Integration, 1975.
- Selver, Charlotte with V. W. Brooks. “Report on Work in Sensory Awareness and Total Functioning,” Explorations in Human Movement Potential. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1966.
- Sweigard, Lulu. Human Movement Potential: Its Ideokinetic Facilitation. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974.
- Todd, Mabel Elsworth. Early Writings. New York: Dance Horizons, 1973.
- ________. The Hidden You. New York: Dance Horizons, 1953.
- ________. The Thinking Body. New York: Dance Horizons, 1972. First published in 1937. A classic in self-use.
- Trager, Milton with Cathy Hammond. Movement as a Way to Agelessness: A Guide to Trager Mentastics. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1995. 0-88268-167-2