The educational resources offered by the Thinking Body Institute include essays on Mabel Todd, Barbara Clark, Lulu Sweigard and their students, a comprehensive bibliography, and a catalog of publications currently available in the field.
The www.ideokinesis.com website was created in 2005 as an online introduction to Mabel Todd's educational approach and its development. Several years later, the software supporting the website became obsolete. In 2016, the Thinking Body Institute refreshed the technology of the website to preserve all of its original content. The two major sections of the website are presented below.
Teachers and scholars who made significant contributions to the field are presented in the Essays. Todd and the teachers she trained are profiled as the Pioneers of the discipline. Individuals who studied with students of Todd and applied their knowledge to the needs of dancers are presented as the Dance Generation. Educators who advanced the field toward the end of the 20th century are described as the New Contributors. Go to Essays »
The development of a comprehensive bibliography of publications related to Mabel Todd’s approach began with the launch of www.ideokinesis.com. The historical articles and books that are listed can be found in libraries and digital collections. The Thinking Body Institute regularly augments this resource as additional publications become available. Go to Bibliography »
The original Ideokinesis.com website remains accessible through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Click here to go to the old website.
Mabel Elsworth Todd began teaching students in her Boston studio of "Natural Posture Training" in 1914. She created several classic texts about her work, and subsequently, her protégés and their students developed publications that elaborated upon her ideas. It is incredibly fortunate that these landmark texts continue to be published. Some have been translated into other languages to serve a growing global audience. The TBI Catalog presents the educational resources pertaining to the contributions of Mabel Todd, Lulu Sweigard, Barbara Clark, and André Bernard that are currently available for purchase. Each listing includes a brief description of the content, profile of the author, product details, pricing, and a link to the organization where the item can be purchased.
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