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The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities invites papers, presentations, film, demonstrations and workshops for our annual conference in Dance and Spirituality. We are especially interested in supporting cross-cultural, intercultural and transnational dialogue. The conference is not limited to dance academics; we also welcome those working in cognate fields such as deep-ecology, the expressive arts, religious studies, consciousness studies, sociology and anthropology. We have a limited number of places on this conference, so early bird registration is recommended. We have 5 free scholarship places for students who are completing MA, MFA or PhD study, or recent post-graduates new to publication. Papers will be selected in view of future publications – both edited book collections and special academic journal issues. Strands, topics and experiential workshops are invited along the following lines of inquiry:

Papers:

  • Archaeology, spirituality and dance
  • Dance and pre-history
  • First-nations dance and spirituality
  • Dance and Deep-Ecology
  • Consciousness studies and dance
  • Deep-ecology, cross-species movement and spirituality
  • Dance of the African Diaspora
  • Dance, Philosophy and Spirituality (Phenomenology)
  • Dance, transformation and the healing arts - Dance, Movement Psychotherapy, Somatic Movement Education & Therapy, Contemporary Shamanisms, Dance medicine, Jungian and post-Jungian discourses
  • Dance anthropology, ethnography and spirituality
  • Trance dance and club cultures
  • Gender, sexuality, dance and spirituality
  • Dance Herstory/History and spirituality
  • Performance, dance and spirituality
  • Sacred dance traditions, religion and dance
  • Cultural, intercultural, transcultural and transnational dialogues
  • Dance, spirituality, globalization and technology
  • Improvisation and spirituality
  • Dance, identity and spirituality
  • East meets West; and multi-directional spiritual dancing geographies
  • Higher Education, spirituality and dance
  • Transcendence, embodiment & spirituality

Workshops and experiential research:

  • Movement meditation
  • Somatic movement practices
  • Sound therapy, movement and dance
  • Contact improvisation
  • Improvisation
  • Sacred dance
  • Shamanisms
  • Dance, Movement Psychotherapy
  • Authentic Movement

Please send a 800 word abstract and bibliography detailing your proposed paper, technological requirements, institutional or organisational affiliation, biography and contact details to amanda@movingsoma.co.uk

The conference will be held at ‘The Centre for Embodiment & Somatic Movement Education and Therapy’ in Cheltenham in the UK. There will be many opportunities for delegates to join morning and evening meditation and movement workshops, with the aim to support experiential immersion in practice. Performative sharing and demonstration are welcome in the studio. Tea, Coffee and lunch will be provided each day.

Registration – early bird: £275

Full fee with institutional support: £300

Fee without institutional support: £250

Student concessions: £70

5 free scholarship places for post-graduate students (fee is wavered)

Please contact Dr. Amanda Williamson to discuss your paper and for further information on travel and places to stay.

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