Dance, Movement & Spiritualities (Journal)

ISSN 20517068 , ONLINE ISSN 20517076

Dance, Movement & Spiritualities explores the relationship between spirituality, dance and movement. This peer-reviewed journal disseminates the ideas and findings of practitioners and researchers who are actively and creatively working with spirituality. Articles may range from performance praxis and analysis, composition and aesthetics, dance movement psychotherapy, community practice and holistic pedagogies.

 

Category: Performing Arts


Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Aims and Scope

 

Dance, Movement & Spiritualities explores the relationship between spirituality, dance and movement. This peer-reviewed journal disseminates the ideas and findings of practitioners and researchers who are actively and creatively working with spirituality. The journal offers a diverse platform for scholars working within and across the fields of dance studies, theology/religious studies, anthropology, ethnography, sociology, health studies, dance movement psychotherapy, and dance histories. Dedicated to cross-dialogue and the potential inventive perspectives interdisciplinary collaboration generates, the journal aims to progress the academic study of spirituality in dance studies. 

The below video introduces Moving Soma Centre for Embodiment and Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy ran by DMAS editor, Amanda Williamson.

 

Submissions

To submit an article, please follow the 'Submit' button on the left of this page.
 
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
 
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
 
Download the Notes for Contributors below for information on format and style of submissions. If you need this document in a more accessible format, please contact info@intellectbooks.com. Find more information on Intellect's Accessibility page.

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Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Call for Papers: Issue 9.1&2 Download


General Call for Papers

 

Issue 9.1&2 Schedule:

25 July 2022: Abstract (not exceeding 1000 words) to be submitted via the DMAS webpage:  https://www.intellectbooks.com/dance-movement-spiritualities

31 August 2022: Full article submission

Research into spirituality receives comparatively little attention in western dance practices but Dance, Movement & Spiritualities provides a platform for those practitioners and researchers who are actively and creatively working with spirituality at the centre of their practice/research. Contributions are invited from across disciplines. Articles may range from performance praxis and analysis, composition and aesthetics, Dance Movement Psychotherapy, community practice and holistic pedagogies. Example topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • The intersections between religion, spirituality and dance
  • The meeting points between health, movement and spirituality
  • The cultural production and historization of spirituality in relation to the growth of dance and movement practices
  • Spirituality, gender and dance/movement
  • The impact of secularization on Dance Education
  • Connections between philosophy, spirituality and dance/movement
  • The emergence and appreciation of new forms of spiritual dance in Western contexts otherwise undocumented (both popular and academic)
  • The documentation of spiritual forms associated with institutionalized religion
  • Dance/movement forms aligned with non-institutionalized spirituality (evolving forms linked to New Age Spirituality and the holistic spirituality paradigm)
  • Secular spiritualities underpinning practice, performance and pedagogy
  • Postmodern spiritualities underpinning practice, performance and pedagogy
  • Movement/dance forms conversant with Feminist Spirituality
  • Embodied and somatic spiritualities
  • Jungian/post-Jungian dance/movement forms
  • The influence of non-Western/Eastern sacred narratives as they continue to inform Western dance practice
  • Intercultural, cross-cultural and multicultural perspectives
  • Creative transformation and life-force celebration
  • Shamanic dance traditions

We particularly welcome articles from colleagues working in transnational and transcultural practices and are keen to hear the voices of those typically underrepresented in our communities such as those from the global majority. We are also keen to hear from disabled and neurodivergent practitioners and scholars in the field to include them not as a separate issue but to reveal the real landscape of practice we know exists. We also welcome practitioners and scholars who are working at the intersections of Higher Education and professional practice and who engage in research-led practice.

Proposals are encouraged to look across disciplines, for instance between educational and professional practices and post-colonial studies, Queer studies, dis/Ability studies, to critically consider the ways in which dance, movement and spiritualties have been framed by more mainstream traditions to the exclusion of spirituality and its personal and cultural meaning/s in movement, dance, performance, and therapeutic practices. We encourage use of diverse methods of articulation beyond academic prose, including visual imagery, poetry and dialogues between practitioners e.g. mover and witness/analyst, educator/student, therapist/client.

Articles should be prepared using Intellect House Style – see Notes for Contributors which is available to download from https://www.intellectbooks.com/asset/62799/1/NFC_DMAS.pdf.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

All contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

Special Issue Call for Papers

Currently, there are no special issue Calls for Papers for this journal.

Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

Editorial & Advisory Board

Rina Arya
University of Huddersfield, UK

Jane M. Bacon
University of Chichester

Glenna Batson
Winston-Salem State University, USA

Harrison Blum
Moving Dharma, USA

Melanie Brierley
Edgehill University, UK

Theresa Buckland
De Montfort University, UK

Jill Bunce
University of Derby, UK

Kathie Debenham
Utah Valley University, USA

Pat Debenham
Brigham Young University, USA

Martha Eddy
State University of New York - Empire State College, USA

Sondra Fraleigh
State University of New York College at Brockport, USA

Thomas F. DeFrantz
Duke University, USA

Caroline Frizell
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Sam Gill
Colorado University, USA

Veta Goler
Spelman College, USA

Linda Hartley
Institute for Integrative Bodywork & Movement Therapy, UK

Rachel Kraus
Ball State University, USA

Kimerer L. LaMothe
Independent Scholar, USA

Indrani Margolin
University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
University of Lincoln, UK

Christopher A. Miller
Arizona State University, USA

Jacqueline Shea Murphy
University of California, Riverside, USA

Ann Nugent
University of Chichester, UK

Seonagh Odhiambo
California State University, USA

Sara Reed
Coventry University, UK

Janet Lynn Roseman
Nova Southeastern’s Osteopathic School of Medicine, USA

David Smith
Retired reader from Lancaster University, UK

Celeste Snowber
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Jayne Stevens
De Montfort University, UK

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University, UK

Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

 
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Editor

Juliet Chambers-Coe
University of Essex, UK
jlcham@essex.ac.uk

Founding Editor

Amanda Williamson
The Centre for Bio-Somatic Dance Movement Therapy and Coventry University, C-dare, UK

Associate Editors

Bradford Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
bpkeeney@gmail.com

Hillary Keeney
Institute for Creative Therapy
hillarykeeney@gmail.com

Rebecca Weber
Coventry University, UK
beccaweber@gmail.com

Book Reviews Editor & Performance Contact

Dunja Njaradi
University Arts Belgrade, Serbia
dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs

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