F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, practices and the psycho-physical

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dc.contributor.author Huxley, Michael en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-23T10:44:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-23T10:44:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Huxley, M. (2012) F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, practices and the psycho-physical. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 3 (1-2). pp. 25-42. en
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1871
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/6917
dc.description The file attached to this record is the authors final peer reviewed version. The final published version can be viewed by following the DOI link. en
dc.description.abstract Proximities in the work of F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd are examined for the first time. There are close geographical proximities in their location and to those in their respective circles during the period 1914–1937. Both Alexander and Todd drew on ideas prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century. There are historical proximities based around the intellectual hub of New York City, notably to the philosopher John Dewey, the historian James Harvey Robinson and the pioneer dance educationalist Margaret H’Doubler. Alexander’s and Todd’s ideas and practices are considered in their time from a starting point of the idea of the‘psycho-physical’, a term used by these practitioners in their writings. They both used it to try and speak about the self in a new way, and what they proposed had major ramifications. The article concludes by suggesting that we might reconsider how we think of dancers and dance students in the light of this historical reconsideration of Alexander’s and Todd’s ideas. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Intellect en
dc.subject Dance en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Physical Culture en
dc.subject Psycho-physical en
dc.subject Alexander Technique en
dc.title F. Matthias Alexander and Mabel Elsworth Todd: Proximities, practices and the psycho-physical en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jdsp.3.1-2.25_1
dc.researchgroup Dance Research en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.ref2014.selected 1366358878_8310680003465_35_2


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