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

Download the call for papers for the special issue of DMAS: 'Dance and the Goddess: She and the dance', submission deadline 30 November 2016. 

Download the call for papers for the special issue of DMAS: 'Global Journeys of Sufi Whirling - Sufism and Arts Practice', submission deadline 30 January 2017. 

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

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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