The educational resources offered by the Thinking Body Institute include: an online curriculum dedicated to advancing understanding of Mabel Todd’s work, essays on her protégés and their students and a comprehensive bibliography of publications in the field.
Thinking Body Institute Online Curriculum
The educational curriculum offered by the Thinking Body Institute features four online courses that explore The Work of Mabel Elsworth Todd. Pamela Matt is the instructor. The courses are about Todd's approach and do not attempt to impart the experience of the teaching. The course sessions include narrated slide presentations, readings and references, as well as opportunities for participants to share their perspectives with the instructor. There are no tests or other evaluation procedures. Apart from fixed dates for the opening and closure of each course, participants can proceed through the sessions at their convenience. Each course in the TBI curriculum prepares the participants for the next learning experience in the series. The entire curriculum can be completed in one year.
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Course Descriptions and Registration Steps
Please follow the links shown below for detailed descriptions of each course and the procedures for registration.
TBI 103: Implications proposes future directions for Todd’s ideas and methods. It will be offered annually beginning in the Summer of 2020. Please watch for a detailed course description and registration information.
The www.ideokinesis.com website was created in 2005 as an online introduction to Mabel Todd's educational approach and its development. In 2016, the Thinking Body Institute refreshed the technology of the original website to preserve this information. The two major components of the original website, Essays and Bibliography, can now be accessed in this space.
The www.ideokinesis.com website presented essays on teachers and scholars who made significant contributions to the field. Todd and the teachers she trained in the first decades of the 20th century were profiled as the Pioneers of the discipline. Individuals who studied with students of Todd and applied their knowledge to the needs of dancers were presented as the Dance Generation. Educators who advanced the field toward the end of the 20th century were 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 and steadily grew over the years. The Thinking Body Institute will continue to augment this resource as additional publications become available. Go to Bibliography »