ISSN: 20517068
Online ISSN: 20517076
First published in 2014
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 2 / Issue 2 Free Issue
Call For Papers

Call for articles: Special issue: ‘Dance and the Goddess: She in the dance’

The Journal of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities invites contributions for a third special issue titled: ‘Dance and the Goddess: She in the dance’. This issue responds to the wider cultural revival, interest and re-emergence of the Goddess in contemporary cultures. The issue will document how She is appearing in contemporary dance practices, Somatics movement modalities, performance, therapeutic practice (and in personal sensory moving experience).  The journal seeks to embrace a diversity of experienced and felt spiritualities and discussion of methodologies suited to discovering more about dance and spirituality are most welcome, as well as innovative methods for recording, digesting and articulating the experiences of spirituality.

 Topics may include: 

  •  Goddess spirituality and dance in ancient cultures and civilizations
  •  Goddess spirituality related to Deep-ecology, environmentalism and dance
  •  Goddess spirituality in Jungian dance/movement forms
  •  Buddhism, Goddess and dance/movement
  •  Dance, folklore, legend, earth mysteries, symbols and myths
  •  Feminisms, feminist debates, dance and embodiment
  •  Earth-centred moving relationships  
  •  Somatics movement, science and symbolism
  •  Archetypical goddesses in performance and/or therapeutic practices
  •  Gendered debates, ambiguities and tensions

 The submission date for this issue is: 1st of June 2016. Standard articles will be in the range of 5000-8000 words, including a 150 word abstract, six indicative key words, institutional affiliation and a short biography. 

  E-mail submissions and questions to: Amanda Williamson:

Call for submissions:

We invite contributions for Dance, Movement and Spiritualities.

Standard articles will be in the range of 5000-8000 words, including a 150 word abstract, six indicative key words, institutional affiliation and a short biography. 

Call for articles: Submission dates, March 15th 2016, and June 15th 2016. E-mail Amanda Williamson: ​

Example topics may include - but are not limited to: 

 ·      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

·      Mysticism, movement and dance

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. 



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