Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices (Journal)

ISSN 17571871 , ONLINE ISSN 1757188X

This peer-reviewed journal focuses on the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and the influence of this body of practice on the wider performing arts. The journal will be aimed at scholars and artists, providing a space for practitioners and theorists to debate the work, to consider the impact and influence of the work on performance, and examine the interventions that somatic practices can have on other disciplines and the implications for research and teaching.

Category: Performing Arts


Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

The Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices is an international refereed journal published twice a year. It has been in publication since 2009 for scholars and practitioners whose research interests focus on the relationship between dance and somatic practices, and the influence that this body of practice exerts on the wider performing arts. In recent years, somatic practices have become more central to many artists' work and have become more established within educational and training programmes. Despite this, as a body of work it has remained largely at the margins of scholarly debate, finding its presence predominantly through the embodied knowledge of practitioners and their performative contributions.

This journal provides a space to debate the work, to consider the impact and influence of the work on performance and discuss the implications for research and teaching. The journal serves a broad international community and invites contributions from a wide range of discipline areas. Particular features include writings that consciously traverse the boundaries between text and performance, taking the form of ‘visual essays', interviews with leading practitioners, book reviews, themed issues and conference/symposium reports.


Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

Special Issue 12.1: Somatic practices in Brazil: perspectives, applications, unfolding

Editors: Ciane Fernandes, Diego Pizarro and Melina Scialom

Deadline for submissions: 1st June 2019
Submit online at: https://callisto.newgen.co/intellect/index.php/JDSP/login/
 
This issue is an open space for dialogue between local somatic educators, researchers and artists-researchers that have been developing emerging inquiries/compositions within the field of somatics and its interfaces within dance, theatre, performance, education, ecology, science, psychotherapy, sociology, anthropology etc., within and outside of Brazil. Taking into account that an increasing number of active practitioners and researchers are bringing their cultural perspectives to the forefront of their explorations either in universities or different communities, we believe it is important to enhance that range by challenging our colleagues keenly guided by the moving, porous, experiential and performative quality of somatic research.

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General Call for Papers

The journal invites submissions on an on-going basis. Standard articles should be in the range of 4000-6000 words. A more flexible approach may be possible for other formats and styles of submission but any deviation should be discussed with the editors prior to submission and contributors need to work within the existing journal design template (consult the free issue as an illustration of this). Themes might include:

*The pedagogical philosophy of somatics and how this might be seen to challenge or negate dominant approaches to learning and creativity

*The history of somatic practices

*The current application of somatics to dance/performing arts training and education

*The aesthetic implications of working with/from a somatic understanding

*The ‘body' as a site of discourse in western culture, the influence of eastern cultures on notions of embodiment and how somatic practices challenge/collude with these ideas.

*The future of somatic practices - challenges, critique and connections with other disciplines.


More playful contributions are welcomed, particularly those that include images, but if a contributor has a particular idea in mind that might deviate from the template they must contact the editors first to discuss the possibilities and prior to submitting a contribution that is necessarily dependent on a lay-out that deviates from the template.

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.


Notes for Contributors Download

Somatic practices in Brazil: perspectives, applications, unfolding Download

Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Board

Jane M. Bacon
University of Chichester

Henrietta Bannerman
London Contemporary Dance School

Glenna Batson
Winston-Salem State University

Carol Brown
University of Auckland

Vincent Cacalano
Independent Artist

Teri Carter
Independent Artist


Trude Cone
Amsterdam University of the Arts

Katy Dymoke
Touchdown Dance / Embody Move

Sylvie Fortin
Université du Québec à Montréal

John Habron
Coventry University, North-West University

Polly Hudson
Birmingham City University

Thomas Kampe
Bath Spa University

Paula Kramer
University of the Arts Helsinki

Cecília de Lima
Instituto de Etnomusicologia Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança

Joe Moran
Independent Artist


Rebecca Nettl Fiol
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Ludmila  Pimentel
University Federal of Bahia

Lionel Popkin
University of California

Susanne Ravn
University of Southern Denmark


Leena Rouhiainen
Theatre Academy Helsinki

Sarah Rubidge
Chichester University

Malaika Sarco-Thomas
School of Performing Arts, University of Malta

Jayne Stevens
De Montfort University

Brenton Surgenor
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Amy Voris
University of Central Lancashire

Amanda Williamson
Coventry University and Director of The Centre for Somatic Movement Education & Therapy

Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

 
British Humanities Index
 
EBSCO
 
Emerging Sources Citation Index
 
ERIH
 
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance Full Text
 
RILM (Abstracts of Music Literature)
 
Scopus
 
Summon
 
TOC Premier
 
Ulrich’s

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  • Volume (10): Issue (1)
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Editor

Sarah Whatley
Coventry University
s.whatley@coventry.ac.uk

Associate Editors

Kirsty Alexander
University of Sterling
kirsty@independentdance.co.uk

Natalie Garrett
Coventry University
arx229@coventry.ac.uk

Emma Meehan
Coventry University
ab4488@coventry.ac.uk

Editorial Assistants

Erica Charalambous
Coventry University
charala7@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Lily Hayward Smith
Coventry University
aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Karen Wood
Coventry University
ab4648@coventry.ac.uk

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