Feldenkrais, Feminism and The “Modernist” Body

Feldenkrais would often mention the men who influenced his development such as Heinrich Jacoby and Matthias Alexander. But he would rarely mention the women.

For example, Elsa Gindler and Isadora Duncan are two early pioneers who had an influence on Moshe's work and ideas but they seem to have been written out of modern accounts of Feldenkrais history.

If these types of ideas are interesting to you. Thomas Kampe has a chapter in the book The Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice: Dance, Music and Theatre . The chapter is called, "Feldenkrais and The Modernist Body" which explores some of the early feminist (or at least female!) roots of somatics.

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