Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices (Book)
A key interdisciplinary concept in our understanding of social interaction across creative and cultural practices, kinesthetic empathy describes the ability to experience empathy merely by observing the movements of another human being. Encouraging readers to sidestep the methodological and disciplinary boundaries associated with the arts and sciences, Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices offers innovative and critical perspectives on topics ranging from art to sport, film to physical therapy.
Matthew Reason is a senior lecturer in theater and the head of MA Studies in Creative Practice at York St John University in England. He is the author of, most recently, The Young Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experience of Theatre. Dee Reynolds is professor of French at the University of Manchester and the author of, among other books, Rhythmic Subjects: Uses of Energy in the Dances of Mary Wigman, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham.
Amy E. Hayes and Steven P. Tipper
Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, Ian Cross and Pamela Burnard
Lucy Fife Donaldson
Matthew Reason, with photographs by Chris Nash
Maiken Hillerup Fogtmann
'I have found this a really inspirational book, with wide implications for my own work in Applied Drama.' – David Grant, Lecturer in Drama & Director of Education at Queen's University'A highly stimulating prompt to consider forms of 'non-discursive' knowledge' – Simon Parry for New Theatre Quarterly'The book offers a progressive awareness of how kinesthetic empathy can evolve varied disciplines' – Theatre Research International, Ananda Breed