Feldenkrais Research Journal Volume 6 Launched

New format for journal features articles on Feldenkrais Method, arts and creative process.

The International Feldenkrais Federation is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 6 of the Feldenkrais Research Journal (FRJ). It is on the theme ofPractices of Freedom: The Feldenkrais Method and Creativity, and offers a critical forum for scholarship, articulation and evaluation of creative practices and pedagogies which are informed by the Feldenkrais Method.

This volume features eleven articles. Several explore the challenges of bringing Feldenkrais-based practices to the context of higher education in music, dance, theatre and performance generally – how to introduce professional and performance-oriented students to the potential of somatic learning. Hypothesis and theory articles explore embodied cognition in dance and math, and include text of a performed piece on a variety of theoretical constructs linked to Feldenkrais Method practice. There is also an article linking Feldenkrais theory to piano technique. Also included are reviews of a recent book on Feldenkrais for Actors, and of theatre works by choreographer Ohad Naharin. The Research in Progress section previews interactive research design investigating active sitting.

Volume 6 of the FRJ was edited by Guest Editor Thomas Kampe, who also provides an Editorial which is a work of scholarship in itself both tracing the relevance of Feldenkrais Method to contemporary arts practice, and Moshe Feldenkrais’ exposure to European modern dance practice in the 1920s and 1930s. Thomas teamed with Chief Editor Cliff Smyth to edit this volume. They were supported by a team of special guest editors, our regular editors and text editors.

In addition to this marvelous collection of papers, we are proud for present the FRJ in its now format on the Open Journal Systems software – which will allow us to manage the production of future volumes more easily. This volume features a beautiful redesign by Jessica Taylor, and many of the articles feature photographs of performances and practices.

You can find the Feldenkrais Research Journal (FRJ) at: https://feldenkraisresearchjournal.org/index.php/journal/issue/view/6

We would be delighted if you read it and benefit from the contents. Please pass on the link to Feldenkrais practitioners, academics, arts practitioners and member of the public whom you think might be interested.

Thanks as always to the IFF and its member organizations for their ongoing support for the FRJ.

You can Contact us at: [email protected]

Cliff Smyth, PhD, General Editor

for the Feldenkrais Research Journal team