Eric Franklin

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Date of Birth February 28, 1957
Place of Birth Switzerland
Age 63 years old
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Eric N. Franklin is a Swiss dancer, movement educator, university lecturer, writer and founder of the Franklin Method, a method that combines creative visualization, embodied anatomy, physical and mental exercises and educational skills. He lives in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

Born: Eric Franklin, February 28, 1957
Citizenship: Switzerland
Occupation: Dance and Movement, Somatic Education
Organization: Franklin Institute in Wetzikon Switzerland
Known for: Founding the Franklin Method

About Eric Franklin

Dancer and movement educator who founded a method that combines creative visualization, embodied anatomy, physical and mental exercises, and educational skills called The Franklin Method. He then founded the Franklin-Method Institute.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Zurich with a Bachelor's of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Achievement

He joined the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, and has taught at numerous respected universities, including NYU, the Zurich Neurological Institute, and a couple of dance schools. He has authored 18 books.

Family Life

He is from Wetzikon, Switzerland.

Associations

He was born on the same day and in the same year as actor John Turturro.

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  • Psychomotor learning - Psychomotor learning is the relationship between cognitive functions and physical movement.
  • Sport psychology - Imagery section.
  • Mind-body intervention - Mind-body interventions is a term introduced formally in September 2000 by the United States National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health—which is among twenty-seven organizations that make up the National Institutes of Health—to denote one of five domains of medical and health care...
  • Body psychotherapy - Body psychotherapy, also called body-oriented psychotherapy, is an approach to psychotherapy which applies basic principles of somatic psychology. It originated in the work of Pierre Janet, Sigmund Freud and particularly Wilhelm Reich who developed it as vegetotherapy.
  • Dance science - Dance science is the scientific study of dance and dancers, as well as the practical application of scientific principles to dance.
  • Somatics
  • Dance and health
  • Body psychotherapy
  • Swiss male dancers
  • Swiss writers
  • University of Zurich alumni
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Latest information about Eric Franklin updated on January 19, 2021.

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