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

Call for articles. Deadline 1 February 2019.

Call for articles for a special issue on ‘Dance, Globalization and Transnational Spiritualities'. Deadline 1 September 2018.

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

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. 

Download the Notes for Contributors here

Call for Articles: 

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

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. 

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.


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