MADGE ATKINSON'S NATURAL MOVEMENT

 

This website is the outcome of the  practice embedded in my doctoral research. 

The intention behind the  revival/reconstruction of the Elementary syllabus is not that of preservation (even if that is inherent in the outcome) but that of investigating the body and the technique of the body in this practice. 

The project entailed the revival/reconstruction of twenty-three exercises and the creation of a nomenclature that would define and  explain -in Madge Atkinson's words- these movements and positions. 

My research into the body and the practice of Natural Movement does not end with this thesis...it just got started. 

 

 

© Maria Salgado Llopis 2019   Photography: ©Adriana Cudo, ©Bettina Stöß