Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers is where anatomy meets artistry. Each chapter provides explorations in embodied anatomy in an engaging manner with the use of images, storytelling, and experiential exercises. It is an accessible introduction to the relationship between daily movement habits, dance training and anatomy. The information is founded on over 30,000 hours of experience teaching and training dancers to generate efficient exertion and appropriate recuperation. Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers employs somatic practices along with explorations in experiential anatomy to awaken the body-mind connection and improve movement function. The book applies the Functional Awareness(R) approach to improve dance technique and provide skills to enable the dancer to move with balance and grace in the classroom, on stage, and in daily life.
About the Author
Nancy Romita is on faculty at Towson University where she teaches anatomy and kinesiology. She is also Director of the Alexander Technique Mid-Atlantic Teacher Training Course. Allegra Romita teaches Functional Awareness(R) Anatomy in Action, Dance, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga in New York City. She is also a Certified Movement Analyst.