The Anatomy of Directing: Conclusion

Thanks for following along with our Anatomy of Directing series; we hope you found it useful. If you’ve missed some of the posts, you can find them all here. Anyone wishing to better understand how to put the principles of neurodynamics into practice will benefit from a foundational knowledge of anatomy and design. While anatomy cannot replace the essential thinking and directing practice necessary to the work, it provides foundational knowledge for understanding why we direct as we do, and for setting clear goals as we work. The Institute will be publishing a packet with all the chapters together soon, under the Da Vinci Project section of our website’s research page. (We’re hoping to get some final illustrations done first, but it may take some time.)

The Da Vinci Project is an ongoing experimental study of our human anatomical design, an essential part of our field as students of movement and psychophysical use. Building on the insights developed in Dr. Dimon’s book, “The Body in Motion”, the Da Vinci Project explores key bodily systems including the joints, upright posture and locomotion, the tensegrity design of the spine, the spiral musculature of the trunk and limbs, breathing, vocalization, and more. We’ll post more in the future on these topics. Our next series within the Da Vinci project will focus in depth on anatomical spirals. Stay tuned.