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Movement as a Way of Knowing, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

Movement comes in all sizes. It is stretchable, temporally elastic, and full of energetic possibilities. It can be tailored to any occasion. It can be discreet or boisterous. Like anything that is overdone, it can tire you out or even knock you out. 

Children often excel in it and of course infants are known to be fascinated by it. But infants also learn to stand on their own two feet and cease being moved about by someone else’s. They actually learn to do this on their own - without instructions from others and without an owner’s manual. It’s really quite an amazing feat, the understanding of which comes down in good part to understanding coordination dynamics and the primal animation and intrinsic dynamics of animate forms of life in the first place. 

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