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Reflections on the GYROKINESIS® Method: Interview with Juliu Horvath

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This article explores the development of the GYROKINESIS® method, examines somatic principles related to the method and includes an interview with Juliu Horvath, its founder and creator. Topics within the interview include the concepts of sensing energetic flow, daily practice as means for sustainability and the role of playfulness and physical spirituality in bodywork. Woven within the interview are observations about the method from my background as a dance professor and experiential insights from participation in Gyrokinesis coursework with the founder. Pleasure in practice and my felt sense are documented through multidimensional sensory tracking. Perspectives include the descriptive experience of sensate flow and the perceptions that arise from teaching and learning within a living method. The article concludes with questions for further practice-based research in the Gyrokinesis method and suggests the need for further theoretical research in somatic sustainability.
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Keywords: GYROKINESIS®; Juliu Horvath; energetic awareness; physical spirituality; playful bodywork; sensory tracking; somatic sustainability

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Appalachian State University

Publication date: December 1, 2018

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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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