CFP International Conference: Dance and Spirituality

Cultural, Intercultural and Transnational Dialogues in Dance and Spirituality

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Calling academics and practitioners: The Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities, with Intellect Publishers

Friday through Sunday: August 30-31 and Sept 1
Times: 10am-5pm

Early morning movement meditation 8-9.30am
Evening spiritual movement workshops 6-9pm

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 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
Consciousness studies and dance
Deep-ecology, cross-species movement and spirituality
Dance of the African Diaspora
Dance, transformation and the healing arts - Dance, Movement Psychotherapy, Somatic Movement Education & Therapy, Contemporary Shamanisms, Dance medicine, Jungian and post-Jungian discourses
Dance, Philosophy and Spirituality (Phenomenology)
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 by 30th April.

Dr. Amanda Williamson: amanda@movingsoma.co.uk
Dr. Eline Kieft: eline.kieft@coventry.ac.uk
Dr. Rebecca Weber: beccaweber@gmail.com
Dr. Dunja Njaradi: dunjanjaradi@fmu.bg.ac.rs
Dr. Bradford Keeney: bpkeeney@gmail.com
Dr. Hillary Keeney: hillarykeeney@gmail.com

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.

 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION: http://www.movingsoma.co.uk/the-journal-of-dance-movement--spiritualities.html

REGISTRATION AND EARLY BIRD INFORMATION: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/moving-soma-the-centre-for-embodiment-and-somatic-movement-education-amp-therapy-18706558661?fbclid=IwAR0cOlV5WYKeUWPjYDzeMaPHWRBTqoIfUIBJkioV3BfXMxF5sJq_f2DzIf0