By embodied practices we mean forms of doing that propose a specific technique that structures the relationship between body and consciousness. These embodied practices are considered performative, but can take place within the artistic field or in other settings. Thus, we study the structures of perception and sensation developed, for instance, in the practices of dance, theatre, circus, clown acts, protest marches and more, through methodologies developed, for instance, in phenomenology, anthropology, psychoanalysis and performance analysis.

Seen from a body phenomenological perspective, all practices are embodied (as is consciousness as such) – including the practice of the theoretician or the spectator in the theatre. Studying these embodied practices is also a part of understanding the reception of art works.