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Research Resouces

If you would like to submit your body of research. Please contact  Scott Closson                                                                                                                                                                       [email protected]

    FORTIN Sylvie, Ph.D.
    Université du Québec à Montréal
    Département de danse
    (514) 987-3000 poste 3499
    Selected articles and books
     ARTICLES refereed  
    Fortin, S. et Gosselin, P. (2014). Methodological considerations for research in the arts   within academia. Art Research Journal, 1 (1), 1-17.
    Fortin, S. et Vanasse, C. (2011). The Feldenkrais method and women with eating disorders,   Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 3(1+2), 127-141. 
    Dryburgh, A et Fortin, S (2010). Weighing in on surveillance: perception of the impact of   surveillance on female ballet dancers’ health.  Research in dance education. 11(2), 96-    108.
    Fortin, S., Vieria, A, et Tremblay, M. (2009). The experience of discourses in dance and somatics.  Journal of dance and somatic practices.1 (1), 47-64.
    Rip, B., Fortin, S. et Vallerand, R.J. (2006). The relationship between passion and injury in dance  students Passion for Dance in Injury and Coping, Journal of Dance Medicine and   Science. 10(1), 14-20.
    Fortin, S., Cyr, C. et Tremblay, M. (2005). The Act of Listening to the Art of Giving Voice:
    Creative Alternative Practices in Writing About Health in Dance. Dance Research Journal, 37 (2), 11-24.
    Messing, K., Fortin, S., Rail, G. et Randoin, M.  (2005). Standing Still :  Why North American
    workers are not insisting on seats despite known health benefits. International Journal of
    Health Services, 35 (4), 745-763.
    Fortin, S. et Girard, S. (2005). Dancers’ Application of the Alexander Technique. Journal of Dance Education, 5(4), 125-131.
    Fortin, S. (2002). Living in movement:  A transcultural perspective.  Journal of Dance Education, 2(4), 128-136.
    Fortin, S., Long, W. et Lord, M. (2002).  Three voices: Researching how somatic education informs contemporary dance technique classes.  Research in Dance Education, 3(2), 155-179.
    Fortin, S. et Siedentop, D. (1995). The interplay of knowledge and practice in dance teaching:  What we can learn from an non-traditional dance teacher.  Dance Research Journal, 27(2),  3-15.
    Fortin, S. (1995). Towards a new generation:  Somatic dance education in academia.  Impulse: The International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine and Education, 3(4), 253-262.
    Fortin, S. (1994).  When dance science and somatics enter the dance technique class.  Kinesiology and Medicine for Dance, 15 (2),  88-107.
    Fortin, S. (1993).  The knowledge base for competent dance teaching. Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance, 64 (9), 34-38..
    Durr, D., Fortin, S. et Leptak, J. (1992).  A case study of effective art education for older adults.  Educational Gerontology, 18(2), 149-161.
    Koroscik, J.S., Fortin, S., Short, S. et Stavropoulos, C. (1992).  Frameworks for understanding art:  The function of comparative art contexts and verbal cues.  Studies in Art Education, 33(3), 154-164.
    Fortin, S. et Grau, A. (dir.) (2014). Transcultural Perspectives on Somatic Practices and   Research,  Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices., 6 (1).
    Fortin, S., Gomez, N., Joly, Y., Rabin, O., Rouquet, O.,et  Smith. L. (2014). Conversations about the somatic basis of spiritual experiences. Dans A. Williamson, G. Batson, S. Whatley and R. Weber (dir.) Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives .(p.261-282). Bristol (UK) Intellect.
    Long, W., Buck, R. et Fortin, S. (2011) A teacher “self-research” project:  Sensing   differences in the teaching and learning of contemporary dance technique in New    Zealand.  In D. Davida (dir.). Fields in Motion:  Ethnography in the worlds of dance.      Wilfrid Laurier Press, (p. 233-254). Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
    Newell, P. et Fortin, S. (2011) The Montréal Danse choreographic research and development  workshop: Dancer-researchers examine choreographer-dancer relational dynamics   during the creative process.  In D. Davida (dir.). Fields in Motion:  Ethnography in the   worlds of dance.  Wilfrid Laurier Press, (p. 191-218). Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
    Fortin, S.  (1998)  Somatics:  Today’s tool for empowering modern dance teachers and transforming dance pedagogy. Dans S.B. Shapiro (Dir.), Dance, Power and Difference:  Critical and Feminist Perspectives in Dance Education (p. 49-74). Champaign : Human Kinetics.
    Fortin, S. (1992).  Content knowledge in dance education.  Dans W. Oliver (Dir.),  Focus on Dance XII:  Dance in Higher Education (p. 35-40).  Reston :  American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
    ARTICLES non refereed
    Plummer, C., Fortin, S. et  Buck, R.  (2004). Boost. Somatics Journal of the Mind/Body Arts and Sciences , 14(3), 28-44. 
    Fortin, S et Long, W. (2004) Integrating the Feldenkrais Method within Dance technique Class.
    The Feldenkrais Journal, 17,  41-53.
    Fortin, S. (2003) Te Pou Rahi, Sylvie Fortin. DanzMagazine, 16, 12-14.
    Fortin, S. (2001).  An ¨international response¨ to Seeing Dance Trends in New Zealand.  Tirairaka, 1, 27-29.
    Fortin, S. (1993).  Somatics and modern dance teaching.  Association for Dance in Universities and Colleges in Canada Newsletter, 5(1), 10-13.
    Fortin, S. (2009). The dominant artistic discourse as a health determinant. Dans  A.Williamon, S.   Pretty, and R. Buck. (Dir.). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance  Science 2009. (p. 599-610). European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), Utrecht,    Hollande.
    Fortin, S. (2005)  Measurable? Immeasurable? What are we looking for? Dans M. 
    Hargreaves (Dir.), Proceedings of the Laban Research Conference 2005 (p.3-14). Laban Centre: London. 
    Newell, P. et Fortin, S. (2005).  Eye, Delimit, Survey, Taylor :  A Research Process Story.
    Dans M. Hargreaves (Dir.), Proceedings of the Laban Research Conference 2005 (p. 33-41). Laban Centre: London. 
    Plummer, C., Buck, R. et  Fortin, S. (2004). Boost: A healing narrative through somatics and dance. Dans J. La Pointe-Crump (Dir.), Dance Identity and Integration: International Dance Conference (CORD/WDA). (pp.47-56).
    Fortin, S. (2003).  Dancing on the Möbius Band.  Dans M. Hargreaves (Dir.). New connectivity: 
    Somatics and creative practices in dance education.  Papers from Laban Research
    Conference 2003 (p. 3-10). Laban Center: London.
    Fortin, S. (2001). The self in dance. Proceedings of Danz Research Forum (p. 35-41).  The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
    Fortin, S. (2001).  Somatics in global circulation. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Congress On Research in Dance (CORD) (p. 128-133).  New York. 
    Fortin, S. (1997).  I didn’t understand a thing:  Where to start dance audience education?.  Dans M. Hilska (Dir.), Proceedings of the Seventh Dance and the Child International Conference (p. 112-116).  Kuopio, Finlande.
    Fortin, S. et Lovell, S. (1995). Contemporary dance performance:  Students as audience.  Proceeding Society of Dance History Scholars.  Conférence jumelée à l’Association for Dance in Universities and Colleges in Canada.  Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (p. 179-186). University of California, Riverside : Society of Dance History Scholars.
    Fortin, S. (1994).  A description of high school students' verbal responses to a contemporary dance work.  Dans W. Schiller et D. Spurgeon (Dir.), Proceedings of the Sixth Dance and the Child International Conference (p. 107-118). Sydney, Australie :  Macquarie University.
    Fortin, S. (1992).  A retrospective critique of dance education in Quebec, Canada.  Dans S.W. Stinson (Dir.), Proceedings of the 1991 Conference of Dance and the Child International (p. 90-95).  Salt Lake City : University of Utah.
    Dr. Glenna Batson, PT, ScD, MA
    Professor Emeritus
    Independent Scholar & Researcher
    Dance Science and Somatic Education
    Glenna Batson, PT, ScD, MA
    4130 Garrett Road
    Apartment 1338
    Durham, NC 27707
    01-919- 619-0008 cell
    Professor Emeritus
    Department of Physical Therapy
    Winston-Salem State University
    Winston-Salem, NC 27110

    Research Associate Professor (2013-present)
    Department of Health and Exercise Science
    Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC 27109
    Williamson A, Batson G, Whatley S, Weber R, Eds. Dance, Somatics and Spirituality: an Anthology of Contemporary Sacred Narratives. University of Chicago Press. 2014.
    Batson G, Wilson MA. Body and Mind in Motion: Dance and Neuroscience in Conversation, Intellect/University of Chicago Press, 2014.
    Book Chapters
    Batson G, Wilson MA.  Rest and Recovery: Making it Doable for Dancers, In,  Wilmerding, V. and Krasnow, D., (Eds.), Dancer Wellness, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Press, under preparation.
    Batson G. The Alexander Technique and the science of self-regulation. In Health Integrated Training and Education (HITE), Alexander Technique in Context, UK 2014.
    Batson G. Sharing creativity through the mirror neuron system, In, L. Book and D.P. Phillips (Eds.), Creativity and Entrepreneurship: Changing Currents in Education and Public Life. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. 2013.
    Batson G. Intimate to ultimate: Somatic architecture of the moving body in its (meta)physical manifestations. In: Williamson A, Batson G, Whatley S, Eds. Dance, Somatics and Spirituality: an Anthology of Contemporary Sacred Narratives. UK: Intellect Press, Inc.
    Batson G. The Alexander Technique. In Deutsch J, Anderson ES, Eds. Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy. Philadelphia: Elsevier, Inc. 2008.
    Batson G. The Alexander Technique. In Wainapel S, Fast D, Eds., Alternative and Complementary Medicine in Rehabilitation.  New York: Demos Medical Publishing; 2002.
    Batson G. Teaching alignment: from a mechanical model to a dynamic systems one. In: Bales M, ed. The Body Electric: Evolving Practices in Dance Training. Indiana University Press, 2006.
    Juried Articles
    Batson G, Soriano CT. Cueing Improvisational Dance: Evolving a Method for Training Functional Skills for Parkinson’s Disease. Frontiers in Neuroscience, special issue on auditory cueing in Parkinson’s, accepted for publication.
    Batson G, Wilson MA. The m/r SEBT - development of a functional screening tool for dance education. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2014; 29(4): 207-215.
    Batson G, Soriano CT, Laurienti P, Burdette J, Migliarese S, Hristov N. Effects of Group-Delivered Improvisational Dance on Balance in Adults with Middle Stage Parkinson Disease: A Two-Phase Pilot with fMRI Case Study. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 2014; 32:3: 188-197.
    Batson G, Soriano CT. A model for teaching modern dance to people with Parkinson disease: Ensuring evidence-based outcomes. Research in Dance Education (special issue Best Practices in Dance), 2011; 12(3).
    Batson G. Feasibility of modern dance for adults with Parkinson disease: A pilot study. Complementary Health Practices Review, 2011; 15 (2):65-83.
    Batson G. Exercise-induced central fatigue – A frontier for dance science research. Special Issue on Overuse in Dance Training (invited paper), Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 2013; 17 (3): 92-100.
    Batson G, Quin E, Wilson M. Somatics as Science. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2012; 3(1-2): 183-193.
    Batson G. Understanding balance: Applying science to dance training. Teachers’ Bulletin, International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, 2010;2:14-16.
    Batson G. Validating a Dance-specific Screening Test for Balance: Preliminary Results from Multisite Testing. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 2010;25(3):110-117.
    Batson G: The Somatic practice of intentional rest in dance education – Preliminary steps towards a method of study. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2010;1(2):177-197.
    Batson G. Somatic approaches to improving postural control: One teacher’s applications to the battement tendu. Journal of Dance Education. 2010;10(1):6-13.
    Batson G, Smith NA. Contributors to and treatments for postural control deficits in adults with idiopathic Parkinson disease. Geri Notes, Geriatric Special Section publication of the American Physical Therapy Association, Fall, 2010.
    Batson G: The Somatic practice of intentional rest in dance education – Preliminary steps towards a method of study. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2010;1(2):177-197.
    Batson G, Deutsch JE, Stephens J. Feasibility and outcomes of group-delivered Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement on balance in adults post stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
    Batson G. Update on proprioception: considerations for dance education. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 2009;13(2):35-41.
    Batson G, Schwartz RE. Revisiting the Value of Somatic Education in Dance Training
    Through an Inquiry into Practice Schedules. Journal of Dance Education. 2007;7(2):47-56.
    Batson G. Revisiting overuse injuries in dance in view of motor learning and somatic models of distributed practice. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 2007; 11(3):70-76.
    Batson G, Barker S. Effect of group-delivery of the Alexander Technique on balance in the community dwelling elderly: Preliminary findings. Activities Adaptation & Aging. 2008;32:1-18.
    Linda Hartley
    Therapist, trainer, writer
    Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering
    Devoting thirty-five years to a systematic investigation of the relations between bodily experience and the anatomical maps of science, [Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen] independently discovered many of the principles that underlie Feldenkrais work, cranial osteopathy, Rolfing, dance therapy, and Zero Balancing. ...
    Drawing on animal and infant movements, [Linda Hartley] takes readers through the wondrous realms of Bainbridge Cohen’s pantheon — from the “minds” of the skeletal and muscular systems to the quite different inner lives of digestive, lymphatic, urinary, respiratory, vocal, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive organs. Her choreography ultimately brings us into the states of consciousness of skin, cells, blood, fat, cerebrospinal fluid, nervous system, and brain. 
    Servants of the Sacred Dream: Rebirthing the Deep Feminine - Psycho-spiritual Crisis and Healing
    Servants of the Sacred Dream explores the rebirth of the feminine into individual and collective consciousness, and its importance to women at a time when the unquestionable power and authority of the patriarchy is on the wane.
    ... [The book] guides the reader on a healing journey through darkness into a richer and deeper sense of life. This work invites body, soul, and spirit to join the dance. 
    Somatic Psychology: Body, Mind and Meaning  
    This book draws attention to the interface of psychotherapy and psychological theory with the somatic practices of bodywork and movement therapy. To offer a client only psychotherapy, or only bodywork, may subtly or directly reinforce the body-mind split from which so many of us suffer: in some cases this will be a reinforcement of a dilemma central to the client’s problems. Hartley views body psychotherapy and transpersonal psychology as reintegrating the once separated processes of psyche, soma, and spirit.
    Contemporary Body Psychotherapy: The Chiron Approach (edited by Linda)
    The book deals with topics including: the roots and the development of the Chiron approach; self-regulation — an evolving concept at the heart of body psychotherapy; the evolution of an embodied, integral and relational approach to psychotherapy; moving towards an integrative model of trauma therapy.
    Chapters contributed
    New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapy (ed. Nick Totton with a chapter by Linda)
    This collection of ground-breaking work by practitioners at the forefront of contemporary body psychotherapy enriches the whole therapy world. It explores the leading edge of theory and practice, including neuroscientific contributions, embodied countertransference, movement patterns and infant development (...), Body-Mind Centering®, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy ...
    Exploring Body-Mind Centering (ed. Gill Wright Miller, Pat Ethridge and Kate Tarlow Morgan with a chapter by Linda)
    Based on the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Exploring Body-Mind Centering features thirty-five inspired essays demonstrating various situations in which the application of Body-Mind Centering produces transformative results. ... An invaluable resource for body therapists and those interested in movement, this book is ideal for readers who are exploring the creative process of moving and healing.
    Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives (ed. Amanda Williamson, Glenna Batson, Sarah Whatley and Rebecca Weber with a chapter by Linda)
    Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities brings together prominent authors and practitioners in order to elucidate how a wide range of sacred narratives/spiritualities are informing pedagogy, educational and therapeutic practice. As well as providing new insights and promoting creative/artistic awareness, this seminal text de-mystifies the spiritual/sacred and brings clarity and academic visibility to this largely uncharted and often misrepresented subject. 
    “An enquiry into direct experience– Authentic Movement and the five skandhas”, first published in Self & Society, the journal of the Association of Humanistic Psychology (Britain), April/May 2002.
    “Authentic Movement”, excerpt from Somatic Psychology: Body, Mind and Meaning, chapter 3, Whurr Publishers/John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2004 (ISBN: 1-86156-430-9).
    “Seeking a sense of self—The Integration of Authentic Movement and the Body-Mind Centering® approach to Developmental Movement Therapy in Body Psychotherapy Practice", 2005.
     “Embodying a sense of self”, first published in New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapy, edited by Nick Totton, 2005. Open University Press 2005.
    “Boundaries, defence and war — What can we learn from embodiment processes?”, first published in Currents, the journal of the Body-Mind Centering Association, Winter 2006.
    "Embodiment of Spirit: From embryology to Authentic Movement as embodied relational spiritual practice", first published as Chapter 1 of Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, edited by Amanda Williamson, Glenna Batson, Sarah Whatley and Rebecca Weber. Published by Intellect, Bristol/Chicago. 2014. 

    Sondra Fraliegh
    Moving Consciously: Somatic Transformations through Dance, Yoga, and Touch, an edited anthology (upcoming in September 2015, with the University of Illinois Press, Champaign).
    BUTOH: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2010)
    Land to Water Yoga (i Universe Press, 2009).
    Hijikata Tatsumi and Ohno Kazuo, Routledge Performance Practitioners Series (London: Routledge Press, 2006).
    Dancing Identity: Metaphysics in Motion (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004).
    Researching Dance: Evolving Modes of Inquiry, eds. Sondra Fraleigh & Penelope Hanstein (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).
    Dancing Into Darkness: Butoh, Zen, and Japan (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).
    Dance and the Lived Body (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987).
    Featured New Book and Conference Presentation: American Society for Aesthetics, Eastern Division, 1988
    Book Chapters:
    “A Philosophy of the Improvisational Body,” for upcoming book on dance improvisation by Oxford Press, edited by Vida Midgelow.
    “Images of Love and Power: Butoh, Bausch, and Streb,” in Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, edited by Nadine George (Oxford University Press, in press).
    “Permission and the Making of Consciousness,” in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities, edited by Amanda Williamson, Glena Batson, Sarah Whatley, Rebecca Weber (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2014): 239-259.
    "How Things Fall Apart: Alteration of Body in Music and Dance," in Bodily Expression in Electronic Music, edited by Deniz Peters, Gerhard Eckel, and Andreas Dorchel (London: Routledge Press, Routledge Research in Music: Perspectives on Reclaiming Performativity, 2012): 35-52.
    “Spacetime and Mud in Butoh,” Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts. Eds. Gabriella Giannachi Nigel Stewart (Bern: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005).
    "A Vulnerable Glance: Seeing Dance Through Phenomenology," in The Routledge Dance Studies Reader, ed. Alexandra Carter (London & New York: Routledge, 1999).
    "Witnessing the Frog Pond: Philosophical Inquiry in Dance," in Researching Dance, Eds.  Sondra Fraleigh and Penelope Hanstein (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).
    "Family Resemblance," in Researching Dance, Eds.  Sondra Fraleigh and Penelope Hanstein (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).
    "Agency, Freedom and Self Knowledge in Dance," in The Perceived Self: Ecological and Interpersonal Sources of Self-Knowledge," Ed.  Ulric Neisser (University of Cambridge Press, 1994).
    CORD Conference Proceedings, International Conference,
    Dance and Culture, Toronto, Canada, 1989.
    Published Articles and Reviews:
    "Soma Strokes and Second Chances," Exhibition Essay for, Digital Incarnate: The Body, Identity, and Interactive Media, Columbia College Chicago, February 8-April 2, 2010.
    "Consciousness Matters," Dance Research Journal 32/1 (Summer, 2000): 12-15.
    "From Animate Form to Mindful Movement," Essay Review of Maxine Sheets Johnstone's The Primacy of Movement, Dance Research Journal (Summer, 2002).
    "Freedom, Gravity, and Grace," Somatics: Journal of Body/Mind Arts and Science (Spring/Summer 1999).
    "Chiyoe Matsumoto: Mother of Dance Education in Japan," Dance Teacher Now (October 1996): 88-95.
    "The Spiral Dance: Toward a Phenomenology of Somatics," Somatics: Journal of Body/Mind Arts and Science (Spring/Summer 1996): 14-19
    Comparative Book Review: "Volatile Bodies by Elizabeth Grosz and The Roots of Power: Animate Form and Gendered Bodies," by Maxine Sheets Johnstone, Dance ResearchJournal (Fall 1996).
    "Bodies in Control," Essay review of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone's Book, The Roots of Power: Animate Form and Gendered Bodies, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 1995.
    "A Vulnerable Glance: Seeing Dance Through Phenomenology," Dance Research Journal 23/1 (Spring 1991): 11-16.
    "A Vulnerable Glance," Reprinted in Ballet International, 1991.
    "Poetic Body," Word and Image, November, 1986.
    "Movement and Sound - An Intermedia Experience," Dialogue in Instrumental Music in Education, Vol. 5, NO. 2, Winter, 1981.
    "Aesthetic Perception in Dance," National Dance Association's Monograph, Dance Aesthetics, 1977.
    "Design for General Education: Complementarity and Integration," Faculty Teaching Exchange Vol. 1, No. 2, 1977.
    Existential Dialogue in Dance," Quest XXIII (January): 20-27.
    "Humanizing Dance Education: Eastern Acquisitions," Journal of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, 46/5, May, 1975. Reprinted in Encores for Dance, American Dance Association, 1977.
    Kimerer LaMothe
    Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming. Columbia University Press, April 7, 2015.
    Family Planting: A farm-fed philosophy of human relations. UK: Changemakers, O Books, June 2011.
    What a Body Knows: Finding Wisdom in Desire for Food, Sex, and Spirit. UK: Changemakers, O Books, April 2009.
    Nietzsche’s Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values. Palgrave MacMillan, February 2006. Paperback, 2011.
    Between Dancing and Writing: The Practice of Religious Studies. Fordham University Press, November 2004.
    “Phenomenology,” in Embodied Religion: Bodies, Sex, and Sexuality, ed. Kent Brintnall, MacMillan Reference, forthcoming 2016.
    “Becoming a Bodily Self,” in Movement Matters: New Materialism and Religious Experience, eds. Joerg Rieger and Ed Waggoner, Palgrave MacMillan, Fall 2015. 
    “Transformation: An ecokinetic approach to the study of ritual dance,” in Dance, Movement, and Spiritualities, 1:1, January 2014, pp. 57-72.
    “Can They Dance? Towards a philosophy of bodily becoming,” in Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2012, 4(1), 93-107. Also published in: Dance, Somatics, and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, eds. Amanda Williamson, Glenna Batson, and Sarah Whatley, Intellect Press, 2015, pp. 131-150.
    “I am the Dance: Towards an Earthed Christianity,” in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Conversations with the Work of David Brown. Ed. Robert MacSwain and Tracey Worley. Oxford University Press, 2012, 131-44.
    “Ruth St. Denis,” “Ted Shawn,” Leonide Massine,” “Jose Limon,” and “Kurt Joos,” in New Catholic Encyclopedia, Supplement 2011, Vol. 2.
    “What a Body Knows,” monthly blog on topics related to dance, movement, and health at Psychology Today,, September 2009 to present.
    “What Bodies Know About Religion and the Study of It,” in Journal of the American Academy of Religion. September 2008, Vol. 76, No. 3, 573-601.
    “Expressing Life: Dancing towards a Feminist Philosophy of Religion,” in The Subjective Eye: Essays on Art, Religion and Gender. Wipf & Stock
    Publishers, 2006.
    “Why Dance?: Towards a Theory of Religion as Practice and Performance.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. 17(2): 101-133.
    “A God Dances Through Me: Isadora Duncan on Friedrich Nietzsche’s Revaluation of Values,” The Journal of Religion. April 2005, 241-266.  WINNER 2006 Lippincott Award, Society of Dance History Scholars.
    “Reason, Religion, and Sexual Difference: Resources for a Feminist Philosophy of Religion in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit,” Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Vol. 20, No. 1, Winter 2005, 120-149.
    “Giving Birth to a Dancing Star: Reading Nietzsche’s Maternal Rhetoric via Isadora Duncan’s Dance,” Soundings 86.3-4. Fall/Winter 2003, 501-23.
    “Sacred Dance: A Glimpse Around the World,” Dance Magazine. December 2001.
    “Why Dance Religion? The Case of Martha Graham,” Radcliffe Quarterly. Winter 2001.
    “Play,” in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism: Disciplines, Terms and Figures. Eds. Victor E. Taylor and Charles E. Winquist, London: Routledge, 2001.
    “Passionate Madonna: The Christian Turn of American Dancer Ruth St. Denis,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 66/4. Winter 1998, 747-769.
    Celeste Snowber
    Faculty website:
    Snowber, C. & Richmond, S. (2011/2009). Landscapes in Aesthetic Education.  Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    Snowber, C. Embodied Prayer: Towards wholeness of body, mind, soul.
    Kelowna, B.C.: Wood Lake/Northstone, 2004. British edition reprinted (1995) under the title Pray with heart and hands with London: Harper-Collins/Marshall Pickering. Korean edition in Seoul, Korea: InterVarsity Press, 2002.
    Snowber, C. (1995). In the womb of God: Creative nurturing for the soul. Liguori, MI: Triumph-Liguori.
    Snowber C. (2014) Dancing the threshold from personal to universal in International Journal of Education and the Arts. (Special Issue: What does it mean to have an N of 1? Art-making, education research and the public good). Volume 15 Special Issue 2.
    Snowber, C.  &  Ricketts, K. (2013) Autobiographical Footsteps: Tracing our stories within and through body, space and time…in UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts. (Special Issue: A/r/tography and the Literary and the Performing Arts. Vol. 2, Issue 13.
    Snowber, C. (2012) Dancing a Curriculum of Hope: Cultivating Passion as an Embodied Inquiry in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. Vol. 28, No. 2.
    Snowber, C. & Wiebe, S. (Fall 2011) The Visceral Imagination: Fertile for Non-Textual Knowing. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.
    Snowber, C. (Dec. 2005). The mentor as artist: a poetic exploration of listening, creating, and mentoring.  Mentoring and tutoring: Partnership in learning 13(3), 345-353.
    Snowber, C.N. & Cancienne, M.B. (April 2003). Writing rhythm: Movement as method. Qualitative Inquiry, 9(2), 237-253.
    Snowber, C.N. & Giard, M. (Spring 2003). Daring to dance our life. Educational Insights in
    Snowber (Schroeder) C.N. (Fall 1999). The eros of listening: Dancing into presence. (Feature article) Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 15(3), 17-25.
    Snowber Schroeder, C. & Gerofsky, S. (Fall 1998). Beyond the span of my limbs: Gesture, number and infinity. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 14(3), 39-48.
    Snowber Schroeder, C. (1997). Writing and the body. Educational Insights, 4(1),   on-line
    Snowber, C. (2014) Dancing on the breath of limbs: Embodied inquiry as a place of opening in Dance,Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives. A. Williamson, G. Batson, S. Whatley, R. Weber, (Eds.). Bristol, UK/Chicago: Intellect.
    Snowber, C. & Bickel, B. Companions with Mystery: Art, Spirit and the Ecstatic in Walsh, S., Bickel, B., & Leggo, C. (Eds.). (2015). Arts-based and contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence. New York: Routledge.
    Wiebe, S., Fels, L., Snowber, C., Margolin I., Gallop, J. (2015). A poetic inquiry on passive reflection. In D. Conrad & A. Sinner [Eds]. Creating together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.
    Snowber, C. (2013) Visceral Creativity: Organic Creativity in Teaching Arts/Dance Education in J. Piirto, (Ed.).Organic Creativity in the Classroom: Teaching to Intuition in Academics and the Arts. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
    Snowber, C. (2012). Seaflesh in A. Sinner and C. Lowther, (Eds.).Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast. Toronto: Key Publishing House.
    Snowber, C. (2012) Yarnotes: Re/Knitting my way to wonder  in C. Chamber, E. Hasebe-Ludt, A. Sinner and C. Leggo, (Eds.) A Heart of Wisdom: Life Writing as Empathetic Inquiry. NY: Peter Lang.
    Snowber, C. (Summer 2012) “Dance as a Way of Knowing” in Bodies of Knowledge: Embodied Learning in Adult Education in volume of New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. R. Lawrence, (Ed.) SF: Jossey Bass.
    Snowber, C. (Winter 2011) “Let the body out: A love letter to the academy from the body” in  E. Malweski and N. Jaramillo, (Eds.). Epistemologies of Ignorance in Education, Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing.
    Snowber, C. (2007) The soul moves: Dance and spirituality in educative practice in L. Bresler (Ed.). International handbook for research in the arts and education. (pp. 1449-1455). Dordrecht: Springer.
    Snowber, C. (2006). Living aesthetically as a foundation for transformative leadership in E. Samier (Ed.). Aesthetic dimensions of educational administration and leadership. (pp. 145-158). NY: Routledge.
    Snowber, C. (2005). The eros of teaching in J. Miller, S. Karsten, D. Denton, D. Orr & I. C. Kates, (Eds.). Holistic learning: Breaking new ground. (pp. 215-222). NY: SUNY.
    Snowber, C. (2004). Leaning absolutes: Honoring the detours in our lives in D. Denton and W. Ashton, (Eds.). Spirituality, Action and Pedagogy: Teaching from the heart. (pp. 124-135). NY: Peter Lang.
    Snowber, C. (2004). An aesthetics of everyday life in G. Diaz and M. McKenna (Eds.). Teaching for aesthetic experience: The art of learning. (pp. 115-126). NY: Peter Lang.
    Snowber, C. (2002). Bodydance: Fleshing soulful inquiry through improvisation in C. Bagley & M.B. Cancienne (Eds.), Dancing the data. (pp. 20-33). New York: Peter Lang.
    Interview with Celeste Snowber in Dance, Movement and Spiritualities.  By R.
    Weber.  Vol. 1, No. 2, 2014. pp. 347-352.
    Interview with Doug Todd in Vancouver Sun, Dec. 24, 2014. “Embodied prayer: Putting the spiritual body in motion.”
    Interview for full length show, “Woman giving birth to a red pepper”  with CBC, North by Northwest,  Margaret Gallagher, Sept. 13, 2013.
    Interview with CJSF SFU Radio for show, “Woman giving birth to a red pepper” with Elaine Harder, Sept. 2013.
    Performance Links (selected on line)
    Woman giving birth to a red pepper. Premiered at VanCity Culture Lab, Vancouver, September, 20, 21, 2013.     “Spirituality of the Knee”
    The Dating Project. Premiered at “Just Dance”, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, December, 8, 9, 10, 2011.
    Bodypsalm for the Earth. Performed with cellist Doug Gorkoff. The 3rd Annual Interspiritual Sacred Dance Festival, Christ Church Cathedral, November 20, 2011.
    Tidal Poems and Dances. Galiano Island, B.C. A site-specific performance of poetry and dance taken place around the Grey Point Trail of Montague Harbour ProvincialMarine Park, September 17, 2011.
    Dance as a Way of Knowing
    Ocean Poetics
    Inner Wave ~ Island Fire
    Poetry Published  
    Snowber, C. (2013).  Supper by the sea.  Quills: Canadian Poetry Magazine Vol. IX (2013), p. 61.
    Snowber, C. (2012).  A season for splashing.  Kurungabaa: A Journal of Literature, History and Ideas from the Sea.  No. 1 Vol. 4, p. 65
    Snowber, C. (2009).  Spousal hire.  Educational Insights. 13 (4)
    Snowber, C. & Nylander, G. (Summer 2008) Ocean lover (Feature) in Toward the Light: Journal of Reflective Word & Image.  29-48.
    Snowber, C. (Nov. 6, 2008) “In praise of the kitchen-studio” Blue Skies
    Snowber, C. (2008) “Ode to the black cherry,” “Snow light,” and
    “Laundry art.”  Raven Poetry Journal, Winter 2008.
    Snowber, C. (March 2008) “Water litany.”  Glass: A poetry journal,
    Volume One, Issue One.
    Snowber, C. (Fall 2005). Beneath the skin of plum black.  Ararat. XLIV(184) p. 56.
    Snowber, C. (2004). Mother sins and Writing bare breasted in S. Weber &
    C. Mitchell. Not Just Any Dress: Narratives of memory, body and identity. (pp. 157-159, 225-228). NY: Peter Lang.
    Snowber, C.N. (Winter 2001). Simplicity and Humility in Language and
    Literacy, 3(1), on-line
    Snowber, C.N. (Summer 2001). Two poems: Blueberry rubble and Pulsing home in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 17(2), 143-146.
    Snowber, C.N. (Fall 2000). Building snuggles, Dangerous beauty/Beautiful danger, and Stones of love. English Quarterly, 32(1-2), 40-41.

  7. Jill Green
      "Postposivist Qualitative Research and Body Studies."

    Articles (Peer Reviewed)
    Green, J. (2015). Moving in, out, and beyond the tensions between experience and social  construction in somatic theory. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 7(1), 7-19.
    Green, J. (2015). Somatic sensitivity and reflexivity as validity tools in qualitative research. Research in Dance Education, 16(1), 67-79
    Green, J. (2012). Kinetic Awareness® for women with breast cancer: Somatic movement  as an aid to treatment. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 4(2), 211-232.
    Green, J. (2008). Les politiques et éthiques de la santé en éducation de la danse au Etats-Unis. In Fortin, S. (ed.), Les politiques et éthiques de la santé en éducation de la danse au Etats-Unis, (pp. 169-180) Presses de l'Université du Québec à Montréal, Collection Santé.
    Green, J. (2006). Kinetic Awareness TM  Pedagogy: Elaine Summers and second generation practitioners.  In Overby, L. Y. & Lepczyk, B. (eds.). Dance: Current Selected Research Volume V. (pp. 245-258). New York, NY: AMS Press.
    Green, J.  (2002-03). Foucault and the training of docile bodies in dance education.  Arts and Learning, 19(1), 99-126. 
    Green, J. (2002).  Somatic knowledge: The body as content and methodology in dance education. Journal of Dance Education, 2(4), 114-118.
    Green, J. (2002). Somatics: A growing and changing field.  Journal of Dance Education, 2(4), 11.
    Green, J. (2001). Socially constructed bodies in American dance classrooms. Research in Dance Education, 2(2), 155-173.
     Green, J. (2001). Emancipatory Pedagogy?: Women’s Bodies and the Creative Process  in Dance.  Frontiers, 21(3), 124-140.
    Green, J. (2000). Power, service, and reflexivity in a community dance project. Research in Dance Education, 1(1), 53-67.
    Green, J. (2000). Summer Dance Connections: A community-based education program.
    Journal of  Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 71(4), 29-31.
    Green, J. (1999). Somatic authority and the myth of the ideal body in dance education. Dance Research Journal, 31(2), 80-100.
    Green, J. (1998). Dance in retrospect: Moving out again. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 2(1).
    Green, J. (1996). Moving through and against multiple paradigms:  Postpositivist research in somatics and creativity - Part II. Journal Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 1(2), 73-86.
    Green, J. (1996). Moving through and against multiple paradigms:  Postpositivist research in somatics and creativity - Part I. Journal of Interdisciplinary Research in Physical Education, 1(1), 43-54.
    Green, J. (1996). Choreographing a postmodern turn: The creative process and somatics. Impulse, 4 (4), 267-275.
    Green, J. (1992). The use of balls in Kinetic Awareness. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,63(8), 61-64.
    Chapters (Peer Reviewed)
    Green, J. (2015). Postmodern spirituality?: A personal narrative. In Williamson, A. (ed.), Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narrative. Leading Edge Voices in the field. (195-208), Coventry, UK: Intellect.
    Green, J (2007). Student bodies: Dance pedagogy and the Soma. In Bresler, L. (ed.), International Handbook on Research in Arts Education.  (pp. 1119-1132), The  Netherlands: Springer.
    Green, J. (2005). Postpositivist inquiry: Multiple perspectives and paradigms.  In  Cruz, R. F. & Berrol, F.  (eds.), Dance/Movement Therapists in Action: A Working Guide to Research Options (pp.109-124). Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.
    Green, J. (2004). The politics and ethics of health in dance education in the United States.
                 In Anttila, E, S. Hamalainen & L. Rouhiainen (eds.), The Same Difference? Ethics and Politics Embodied in Dance, (pp. 65-76). Helsinki, Finland: Theatre Academy of Finland.
    Green, J., & Stinson, S. (1999). Postpositivist research in dance.  In S. H. Fraleigh & P. Hanstein (Eds.), The Art of Research: Systematic Inquiry in Dance (pp. 91-123). Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.
    Proceedings (Peer-Reviewed)
    Green, J. (in press). Research Collaborations in a Study about Kinetic Awareness with Women with Breast Cancer. 2014 National Dance Education Conference Proceedings. Chicago, IL.
    Green, J. (in press). Movement and Somatic Therapies as Complementary Cancer Recovery Interventions: Clinical Research Development Outcomes (Panel). 2014 American Dance Therapy Association Proceedings. Chicago, IL.
    Green, J. (2013). The Art and Craft of Teaching Dance From a TA Perspective: Narratives of   Lessons Learned and Issues Explored (with Carolyn Althof, Elisa Foshay, and Michele Trumble).  2013 National Dance Education Conference Proceedings.
    Green, J. (2011). Faculty Collaboration in Somatics and Dance Technique (with B. J. Sullivan) 2011 National Dance Education Conference Proceedings.
    Green, J. (2010). Weaving Somatic Theory and Practice through Faculty Collaboration. CORD 2009 Special Topics Conference Proceedings.
    Green, J (2007). American Body Pedagogies: Somatics and the Cultural Construction of Bodies.  CORD 2008 Conference Proceedings.
    Green, J. (2004). Docile bodies: A threat or a necessity in educating dancers (panel discussion). Ethics and Politics Embodied in Dance Conference Proceedings, The Theatre Academy of Finland , Helsinki,  Finland.
    Green, (2004).The body politic: Constructions of health and healing in dance education. 2004 National Dance Education Conference Proceedings,  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
     Green, J. (2001). Towards a globalization of dance research: The scholarly Disciplines. In J. LaPointe-Crump (Ed.), CORD 2001 Conference Proceedings, Transmigratory Moves: Dance in Global Circulation (pp. 156-160).
    Green, J. (2001). Social somatic theory, practice, and research: An inclusive approach in higher education.  Conference Proceedings, Dancing in the Millennium: An International Conference (pp. 213-217). Washington, D.C.
    Green, J. (1999). Community dance: Moving toward the future of dance education. Proceedings of the First Inaugural Dance Education Association Conference.
    Green, J. (1998). Dance performance and education: Moving from inside the studios to the outside community. In N. L. Stokes (Ed.),  Proceedings of the 31st Congress on Research in Dance. The Art of the Moment: Looking at Dance Performance from Inside and Out (pp. 77-87). The Congress on Research in Dance.