Performing Arts in Education 0 0 robinlithgow Performing Arts in Education robinlithgow2013-08-09 15:43:422013-08-09 15:43:42Fascia: the sixth sense
I have a house guest this week, Clara Trigo, amazing choreographer from Brazil here to do a workshop at the Electric Lodge. (The workshop is called Poetic Instability.) Clara doesn’t speak English all that well, but she was telling me about a presentation by a Dr. Carol Davis, at a conference in San Diego last week. (It was conference on pilates.) The presentation was about fascia, which is the connective tissue that surrounds all of our muscles and organs. It is more extensive than skin.
What is fascinating about fascia is that it is, in fact, a sixth sense. It processes information coming from our other senses. And that’s what reminded me of my conversation with Dain Olsen earlier this summer. Fascia is the sense that has to do with aesthetics – the processing of information through all the senses. I think it must also be profoundly connected to our emotions and moods.
Fascia! Who knew?!