Every month we spotlight a different Skinner Releasing Technique resource on our news page. This month we focus on Manny Emslie’s article for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, Skinner Releasing Technique: dancing from within.
“This article begins by introducing some thoughts on the current place of somatic approaches to learning dance in higher education. Specific references are then made to the pedagogy of Skinner Releasing Technique and the ways in which this practice cultivates body awareness, creative play and personal artistry. The article concludes with suggestions as to why we should be making space for somatic approaches in dance education.“