Inside Motion: An Ideokinetic Basis for Movement Education
by John Rolland
Inside Motion is a comprehensive presentation of anatomical imagery developed by the dancer and teacher John Rolland. Based on his study with Barbara Clark, Rolland devised a lexicon of visual images that help to accomplish the ideal balance of the musculoskeletal system through an ideokinetic process. The basic goal of the text is the improvement of one’s physical balance through a creative learning process that integrates mental and physical capacities. Students are guided to both think and feel their way through the body in order to access layers of kinesthetic information.
About the Author
John Rolland (1950-1993) was a significant figure in the development of Anatomical Release Technique as a teacher, dancer and performer. He taught principles of alignment at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, Naropa Institute and at the Theaterschool in Amsterdam where he also taught dance. In addition, he conducted numerous workshops in the United States, Europe, and Australia. John was a talented artist in many realms—a ceramicist, painter, silversmith, puppeteer, furniture builder and an accomplished pianist. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in crafts (1970) and Master of Arts degree in dance (1972) from the University of Illinois.
Publisher: Rolland String Research Associates
Publication Date: Original 1984, Reprints 1987 and 1996
Product Description: Softcover and Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11
Number of pages: 100 pages
Illustrations: 139 line drawings
Price: $19.95 Softcover, $19.95 Spiral Bound
Available for Purchase: Contact Editions