Eugene ("Luigi") Faccuito

Today's NYTimes reports on the life and death of this dancer, choreographer and teacher who helped many deal with injury and use of the body with a systematized approach to movement.

The report summarizes, of his approach:

"It emphasizes strength, balance, alignment, bodily freedom and above all the imperative of his oft-repeated mantra, 'Never stop moving.'"

In 1946, to help himself recover his ability to walk after an auto accident, he "devised a painstaking regimen of stretching, breathing and movement, isolating the muscles needed to move each part of the body."