Movement connects us all. We are all moving, all of the time. The moving body is the foundation of human activity. In a world where technological advancement allows for instant global connections, we are becoming increasingly disembodied. This gives rise to “dis-ease” in our physical, emotional and intellectual selves. This book promotes increased awareness of the power and potential of human movement.
Karen A. Studd and Laura L. Cox are Master Teachers of the Laban/Bartenieff Movement System, and have been friends and colleagues for more than 20 years. They have taught together in Europe and the U.S. and share the vision of promoting awareness of human movement as an essential body of knowledge.
This is a book about human movement. EveryBody Is A Body is a book intended for everyone, whether you are an athlete, a person who tries to avoid moving, or someone who generally gives their movement little thought. Movement is a fundamental fact of our existence, so much so that we lose awareness of its pervasive nature.
This book is not a “how to” book. We are not advocating a specific movement technique or practice. Rather, it is about re-discovering that you are (whether you believe it or not), in fact, a mover. We are always feeling, sensing, creating, connecting and transforming through movement. This book is free of exercise regimens, health recipes or rules for movement. It is about bringing to your conscious attention that which is largely unconscious. It is about recognizing and experiencing yourself through movement.