Since the mid-80s, Prapto's moving/dancing has delighted and inspired thousands of people in the West (as well as many more in his native Java) who have witnessed, worked with or been otherwise influenced by his Amerta Movement practice. But what is this non-stylised Amerta Movement practice? And what is it about Prapto's work that so touches the lives of therapists, artists, musicians, dancers, teachers, performers, monastics and laypeople from all walks of life? To answer these questions, this new book collects the experiences of 30 movement practitioners from Indonesia, Europe, North and South America and Australasia. All of them have trained and studied extensively with him and most are recognised by Prapto as movement teachers. Some themes and areas covered: Moving with babies Amerta Movement and Buddhism Using movement to work with autistic children Movement as a way to loosen the habit of critique and criticism Movement and film...and the law...and archaeology...and music Movement mantra Somatic costumes and movement performance Different chapters look at contemplative, vocational, daily life, therapeutic, dance and performative applications of Amerta Movement.
Readership: As well as all those familiar with Prapto's work, the book will also be an inspiration and resource for: dance, movement and performance artists, teachers and trainers therapists of all sorts, especially those working with somatics, embodiment, dance and movement anyone wanting to learn more about the nature and application of Prapto's movement practice anyone interested in the value of an embodied approach to life and work - current thinking about the brain and body point to the crucial importance of nonverbal, embodied perception and communication, and Amerta Movement offers an important path toward growth in this area.
Publisher: Triarchy Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm
"Suprapto's work with movement is radically inventive and his dancing a revelation." Anna Halprin "Suprapto is a movement master. and his work has deeply touched my life and the lives of countless others... A joy to read for anybody interested in making the most of this creative project called living in a body on planet earth." Ya'Acov Darling Khan, author of Movement Medicine. "Dancing inside, dancing outside - this elegant book illuminates awareness of both body and place. Whether moving amid temples in Java or in your kitchen, this distinctive compendium invites the reader to engage both the grit and coherence of authentic voice. Each page cultivates the thrill of discovery." Andrea Olsen, author of The Place of Dance.