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Dancing with Socrates: Telling truths about the self

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This article seeks to consider how and in what ways somatic practice in relation to contemporary dance and movement performance might participate in the telling of truths about the body, and, more precisely, truths about what it means to be an embodied subject.

Keywords: dance; parrhesia; physical training; somatics; the natural body; truth-telling

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Coventry University

Publication date: 2012-04-27

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  • This journal focuses on the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and the influence of this body of practice on the wider performing arts. The journal will be aimed at scholars and artists, providing a space for practitioners and theorists to debate the work, to consider the impact and influence of the work on performance, the interventions that somatic practices can have on other disciplines and the implications for research and teaching.
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