Call for Articles: Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 3.3 and 4.1

Here is a call for the next 2 issues of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities. Please read on for a fascinating range of topics!

Call for Articles: Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 3.3 and 4.1,id=232/

Submission dates: June 1st 2017  (3.3) and November 1st 2017 (4.1)

Dance, Movement & Spiritualities is interested in publishing works concerned with the relationship between spirituality, dance and movement, and contributions are invited from across disciplines. Research into spirituality receives comparatively little attention in Western dance practices. In contrast, this journal provides a platform for those practitioners and researchers who are actively and creatively working with spirituality at the centre of their practice/research. The journal offers a diverse platform for scholars working within and across the fields of Dance Studies, Theology/Religious Studies, Somatics movement/dance education and therapy, Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Health Studies, Dance Movement Psychotherapy and Dance Histories.

The journal is particularly interested in scholarship that explores spirituality and movement from different inter-disciplinary perspectives offering a broad stage for academic discussion and innovation. Recognizing the plurality and diversity of spiritual experience, the journal invites contributions from a vast panorama of the world’s sacred dance traditions to topics such as secular, New Age and postmodern spiritualities.

Example topics may include (but are not limited to the following areas):

The meeting points between health, movement and spirituality

Embodied spirituality and Somatics movement modalities

The cultural and historical production of spirituality in relation to the growth of dance and movement practices

Spirituality, gender and dance/movement

The intersections between religion, spirituality and dance

Secularization and dance/re-emergence of the sacred

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

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

Mysticism, movement and dance

Dance and new technologies

The growth of spirituality in Higher Education

E-mail expressions of interest and submissions to:

Chief Editor: Amanda Williamson
Coventry University

Bradford Keeney,
The University of Louisiana

Hillary Keeney,
The University of Louisiana

Rebecca Weber
Temple University

Dunja Njaradi,
University of Chester

Eline Kieft

Coventry University