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    Un zeste de… #3 – Bodily Imaginaries

    Bodily Imaginaries – The somatic work of Nancy Topf

    With Melinda Buckwalter

    French translation by Aude Fondard

    In 2012, Melinda Buckwalter edited The Anatomy of Center (Contact Editions), publishing for the first time the principles of the Topf Technique® and Dynamic Anatomy as well as the historical context of the development of Release Technique. Recently translated into French by Contredanse, Nancy Topf’s The Anatomy of Center takes us on a journey to the center of the human body, exploring anatomical components through movement and images. This is what Melinda Buckwalter will propose during this webinar, bringing us from the pages of the book to the practice, from our eyes to the curves of our spine, from a heritage to a physical and sensitive experience.

    More info:


    The Anatomy of Center – An introduction to the practice of Topf Technique TM and Dynamic Anatomy, by Nancy Topf, with Barbara Clark, Marsha Paludan, Melinda Buckwalter, and Jen Harmon, CQ Chapbook 3, vol. 37 n°2, Contact Quarterly Editions, 2012.

    L’anatomie du centre. Une introduction à la pratique de la Topf Technique TM and Dynamic Anatomy, Nancy Topf, sous la direction de Melinda Buckwalter, conseillée par Jen Harmon, traduction par Aude Fondard, Éditions Contredanse, 2020

    Inside Motion: An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education. John Rolland. 1996/1984. Rolland String Research Associates.

    A Kinesthetic Legacy: The Life and Works of Barbara Clark. Pamela Matt. 1993. CMT Press.

    The Thinking Body. Mabel Todd. 1937. Princeton Book Co.

    The Hidden You. Mabel E. Todd. 1986. Princeton Book Co.

    Le corps pensant. Mabel E.Todd. Traduction française de Élise Argaud et Denise Luccioni. Éditions Contredanse, 2012.

    Some links

    In our Documentation Center :

    Facebook page: Topf Technique and Dynamic Anatomy

    Contact Quarterly on dance and somatic education

    In the frame of Brussels, dance !
    Event visuals : Yu Matsuoka

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