An Aesthetic Interpretation of the Pilates Method: its principles and convergences with somatic education

Autores

  • Odilon José Roble (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil) Unicamp

Palavras-chave:

Pilates, Somatic Education, Performing Arts, Aesthetics, Body,

Resumo

The Pilates method, originally called contrology, has been gaining a significant following in Brazil. This article discusses the method’s principles and convergences with somatic education by analyzing the original works of Joseph Pilates using an aesthetic-philosophical approach. It seems implicit that the Pilates method can be instrumental for the performing arts, and the article accordingly points to some connections in this regard. However, the article also argues that, in the absence of the guiding principles proposed by Pilates, the method ceases to be an art of control and instead is reduced to something not much different from other physical exercises. 

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Biografia do Autor

Odilon José Roble (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil), Unicamp

Bacharel em Filosofia, Doutor em Educação

Docente do programa de pós-graduação em Artes da Cena da Unicamp

Publicado

2014-10-20

Como Citar

Roble (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil), O. J. (2014). An Aesthetic Interpretation of the Pilates Method: its principles and convergences with somatic education. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 5(1), 169–190. Recuperado de https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/51068

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Seção

Técnicas, Métodos e Abordagens Somáticas