This week we will explore PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation).
I have heard and I am certain that you have been dealt a great deal of information in this class. And, I know that it is a challenge to try to navigate through often overlapping, polarizing and seemingly inapplicable points of view about movement/somatics. Hopefully you can remain open and find things that may be useful to your studies and that you may integrate certain ideas that interest you and fold them into your personal practice. The intention here is to present alternative philosophies that look at ‘the subtle body’ that are not normally a part of dance ‘training’ so that your experience may be expanded. I am going out on a limb here and I am hoping that you will give the class some space to breathe.
Here are some links:
http://www.ipnfa.org/index.php?id=113 (a history of PNF)
These videos are a bit out there and specific to their academic fields but I think they are interesting to watch. Can you see the correlation between these movements and principles with what we’ve been studying in class?