This anthology negotiates the influential, yet silent educational presence of spiritualties within the field of somatic movement dance education internationally. The expressive and integral nature of spiritual experience remains academically undefined and peripheral to our understanding of creative practice. Lack of theoretical rigor, as well as a lack of a substantive definitional and methodological competency, has resulted in spirituality being marginalized. To date, important questions about how diverse spiritualities shape professional practice in the somatic movement and dance arts remain unanswered. This cutting-edge collection fills that void, providing greater creative and discursive clarity.
Amanda Williamson is an Honorary Visiting Professor at Coventry University. Glenna Batson is Professor Emeritus at Winston-Salem State University. Sarah Whatley is Professor of Dance at Coventry University. Rebecca Weber is a somatic movement and dance educator who serves as an adjunct professor at various Philadelphia-area universities.