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12 Nov

WAEF 2023 Proposals Review Result

The World Arts and Embodiment Forum (WAEF 2023)

Accepted Proposals

(Updated Nov 23, 2022)

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Authentic Movement Summit

No. Title Speaker(s) Country Topic
1 Seminar with Janet Adler Janet Adler USA Theory┋Wellbeing ┋Spirituality
2 Desire – An awakening into the deep body (presentation) Brinda Sarah Jacob India Community┋Performance ┋Spirituality
3 Closing my eyes to see you Sarka Bartuskova, Boserup Friskole Czech Republic & Denmark Education┋Clinical application
4 Effects of a Single Movement Intervention on Psychiatric Patients with Depression  Zoey Cheng Zengyan China Clinical application
5 MoverWitness interdisciplinarity Eila Goldhahn UK Theory┋Ecology ┋Performance
6 Do not look at me Monika Ptasinska UK & Slovakia Clinical application ┋Professional practice
7 Authentic Movement and Zen Practice Ding Jie China History┋Theory ┋Professional practice
A collective journey in Authentic Movement
Collective of the AM Master 2019-2020, ATI Italy Performance┋Professional practice
9 Honoring the dancing female body, embodiment of soul and spirit of the time Antonella Monteleone Italy Clinical application┋Social justice┋Spirituality
10 Overcoming Social Isolation Through Arts In Virtual  Communities (Authentic Movement Solo Groups) Olga (Olesya) Bondareva Canada Community┋Wellbeing ┋Professional practice
11 Clarity of Verbalization: The importance of language in the practice of Authentic Movement  Yan Katee Shen China Professional practice
12 The Knowing Body: direct experience, embodied ways of knowing, embodied language and development of embodied witness consciousness Aleksandra Schuller Slovenia Theory┋Clinical application┋Spirituality
13 The discipline of authentic movement and the development of the ecological self Helen Payne UK Ecology┋Clinical practice┋ Community┋Wellbeing
14 DreamDancing: Engaging the Opposites through Authentic Movement” Tina Stromsted USA Clinical application
15 Blending Internal Family Systems (IFS) with the Discipline of Authentic Movement(DAM)  Susan E Cahill, Betina Waissman USA & Spain Theory┋Clinical application ┋Spirituality
16 Authentic Movement Inspirations and influences on the development of Physical Storytelling E. Connor Kelly New Zealand Community┋Wellbeing
17 Expanding the edges of synchrony and attunement Terese Gjernes and Riki Bloom USA Theory┋Clinical application ┋Social justice
18 Invitation to Find A Bit of Witch Power in Your Body: A workshop for female identified persons Annie Blair USA Social justice
19 The body knows: harvesting the essence of gesture integrating meditation and aspects of Authentic Movement Susan Bauer USA Wellbeing┋Spirituality ┋Professional practice
20 Ebb and Flow: continuity of experience through Art and Authentic Movement Rosa Maria Govoni & Mimma Della Cagnoletta Italy Wellbeing┋Professional practice
21 A Roundtable Discussion (International Group of Practitioners/Teachers of Authentic Movement) Rosa Maria Govoni, Tina Stromsted, Helen Payne, Soraya Jorge, Marcia Plevin, Yael Barkai, Irina Biryukova Brasil, Israel, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, UK, US Other
22 An Evolution of Embodied Consciousness: Celebrating Janet Adler’s New Book Paula Sager & Bonnie Morrissey USA History┋Community ┋Spirituality
23 Authentic Movement – An Entry Point to Symptom and Chronic Illness Elyn Selu USA Clinical application ┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice


Creative Movement Summit

1 Be-coming Tree. Live streamed transnational project building global resilience through embodied arts Jatun Risba, Danièle Minns, O. Pen Be (P. Best) England, Ireland, Slovenia Community ┋Ecology ┋Performance
2 Discover Moving Nature: Movement Activities Resource for Care-Givers and Professionals  Jordine  Cornish  Australia/   Israel Clinical application ┋Community ┋Wellbeing
3 Creative resources in times of fear and uncertainty Maria Elena Garcia Italy Education ┋Wellbeing
4 The creative process in the time of Covid-19 on the example of choreopoetry with creative movement  Mojca Kasjak,   Alenka Vidrih Slovenia Preformance
5 Localization Practice of Children’s Creative Dance Course – Research on the Teaching Practice of Outside School Dancing Activity Class for Lower Grades in the View of the New Curriculum Standard Chen Li China Education┋Professional practice
6 Moving on the bridge between Creative Movement and Dance Movement Therapy:  an inquiry of their similarities and differences in training and practice  Marcia Plevin,   Joan Wittig Italy/USA Education┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice
7 Merging Science with the Sacred : Self-care through Somatics, Dance and the Spiritual Wisdom of our Indigenous Ancestors Helene Su UK Ecology┋Wellbeing┋Spirituality
8 Creative Movement applied to dancers: testimony of a didactic path Patrizia Macagno  Italy History┋Education
9 Creative movement and conducting for students of music education Riccardo Lombardo Italy Education┋Professional practice┋Music
10 The sense of (creative) movement: Possible interactions/integrations between Creative Movement and Philosophy Simona Donato Italy Education┋Ecology┋Philosophy
11 Through actions of the body we can develop the longest sustaining memories. Tang Wanling China Education┋Performance┋Professional practice
12 Play and creativity in adulthood through the Creative Movement Gracia-Plevin Method®  Tiziana     Giansante Italy Education┋Wellbeing
13 Creative Dance as Experiential Learning in State Primary Education: The Potential Benefits for Children Helen Payne UK Theory┋Education┋Professional practice
14 Dancing through Landscape Julia Morozova The Netherlands Education┋Ecology
15 [Video] Path to creativity: a story of an experience with children during the lockdown Gea Lucetti Italy Education┋Wellbeing
16 Embodied architecture – a new perspective of the life space  Elisabetta   Leodori Italy Community┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice
17 The Body as Felt, Known, Poetic Place. A songline of eco-relationship with all sentience through image and dance improvisation. Narelle Carter-Quinlan Australia Ecology┋Wellbeing┋Spirituality
18 Body awareness and movement for skills-based learning and self-care in higher education: a model based on Dance Movement Therapy Rosa-María Rodríguez-Jiménez Spain Education┋Wellbeing┋Soft skills development
19 Dance Ability® – An inclusive dance practice to break through isolation!  Fabian Chyle-   Silvestri Germany Community┋Performance┋Professional practice
20 Reviewing the Creative Dialogue Project: Using Online Creative Arts Improvisations across Countries and Cultures during the COVID Pandemic Steve Harvey,  E. Connor Kelly, Tinting Song, Si Wang New Zealand/China International Crisis
21 Minds in Motion: Creative Movement as a Language for Learning Susan Griss USA Education
22 Changing Flow states through connective dance/movement practices in the Parkinson’s community.  Melanie   Brierley UK Community┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice
23 Mettler-based Creative Dance: Cultivating Individual Expression and Collective Dance-Making  Mary Ann   Brehm USA Education┋Community┋Wellbeing
24 The Training, Practice and Application of Creative Movement in different realities Steve Harvey, Conner Kelly,  Susan Griss, Mariaelena Garcia, Penny Best, Chen Li, Rosamaria Rodriguez, Xiong Yin Italy, UK, Spain, US, New Zealand, Argentina, China Education┋Community┋Wellbeing
25 The Regenerative Body Elikem Kunutsor Ghana Performance┋Wellbeing┋Spirituality


LBMS (Laban Bartenieff Movement System) Summit

1 Presentation: Exploring Rudolf Laban’s Effort and Space as planes of consciousness Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe UK Theory
2 Bartenieff, Kestenberg, and Lamb:  A Triumvirate of Minds Carol-Lynne Moore USA History
3 Laban’s women’: the silent bodies of knowledge Juliet Chambers-Coe UK History ┋Social justice
4 Examining the Position of Choreosophy in Laban Theory and its Contemporary Significance for Society Lin Wang China Theory ┋Community ┋Wellbeing
5 A Thematic Exploration of Space Effort As A Tool To Manage Healthy Relationships and Boundaries. Rotem Hornedo USA / Israel Clinical application ┋Wellbeing ┋Professional practice
6 Space research of Standard Dance under the concept of “Space Harmony” Shaobo Liu  China Education  ┋Performance ┋Professional practice
7 In her footsteps: Irmgard’s Walk through history Susan Lynn Wiesner USA History
8 A Kinesthetic Empathy Approach to 21st Century Ballet Training: Integrating LBMS and Research in the Cognitive Sciences Shannon Cuykendall Canada Education ┋Social justice ┋Professional practice
9 The application of LBMS for the major of Dance choreography in Chinese university Dan, LIU China History ┋Clinical application ┋Professional practice
10 On Transversality: Ullmann, infrastructures, ethics Alexandra Baybut UK History ┋Theory
11 The Propagation Path of Laban’s Movement Theory in China ( 1940s-1980s ) PENG Xiaoxi China History ┋Theory ┋Social justice
12 “Re-Imagining Laban: Dynamic Transformations in Contemporary Dance Practice” Alison Curtis-Jones UK Education  ┋Performance ┋Others 〖Movement/Dance Training, Creative Practice〗
13 LBMS in decolonial educational actions in Brazil Lilian Freitas Vilela Brasil Education ┋Community
14 Advancing Innovations: The Relevance of Choreological Practice for Performance, Analysis and Wellbeing. Alison Curtis-Jones UK Education ┋Performance ┋Wellbeing
15 Movement Pattern Analysis – An assessment in its own right. Getting to the core of things. Beverley Dunn USA Spirituality ┋Professional practice ┋Leadership
16 Letter to the field Camila Simonin Lima de Moura Brazil History ┋Performance ┋Social justice
17 Finding space: internal-external, body-mind dialogues in dance practice Jayne McKee UK Professional practice
18 Somatic Interventions for the most common Obstacles of Mind. Exploring the Body-Mind connection Pauline Memelink Netherlands Wellbeing ┋Professional practice ┋Others
19 Movement Dynamics: Pedagogical research into accessing the exploration of qualitative expression. Alessandra Ruggeri, Melanie Clarke UK Education (including pedagogy) 〖movement pedagogy〗
20 Embodied Fundamentals – exploring somatic approaches to Bartenieff Fundamentals through improvisation. Dr Helen Kindred UK Education
21 Workshop: Exploring Rudolf Laban’s Flow Effort: New Parameters of Touch Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe UK Performance
22 Moving Our Selves Katharina Conradi, Joanna Brotman The Netherlands/US Professional practice
23 Workshop – Playfully Tuning into Consciousness through Breath, Sound, and Space Laura Victoria Ward USA Ecology ┋Wellbeing ┋Spirituality
24 Exploring The Relationship Between Space Effort And The Yield-Push-Reach-Pull Patterns As Tools To Create A Successful Process. Rotem Hornedo USA/Israel Theory ┋Clinical application ┋Wellbeing
25 Embodied Witnessing – cultivating resonance and clarity Tara Stepenberg USA Theory ┋Social justice ┋Professional practice
26 Inner/Outer: Perspectives based in Movement Experience and Observation Karen Studd, Cat Maguire USA Education
27 Your Movement Habits Create Your Life Mariah-Jane Thies Canada Wellbeing
28 Workshop Title: Organicism and Fracture: Adhering to and rupturing dynamic affinities for creative practice and dynamic movement training Alison Curtis-Jones UK Education  ┋Performance ┋Others 〖contemporary developments〗
29 Rhythm in Relationship Leonie van Essen, Maya Felixbrot Netherlands Others
30 Re-imagining Laban’s Principles and Practice: Rupturing Laban’s A’Scale for Contemporary Creative Practice Alison Curtis-Jones UK Education┋Performance ┋Professional practice
31 Introduction to Klein Technique™ Susan Klein USA Education
32 Key Conversation: Integrated approaches to Movement Thinking” Dr Juliet Chambers-Coe UK Spirituality
33 Movement Pattern Analysis: Integrating First and Third Person Perspectives Carol-Lynne Moore USA Professional practice
34 The Application of LBMS in China Yan Katee Shen, Peng Xiaoxi, LIU Shaobo, Tony Zhou China Education┋Community ┋Professional practice
35 Plural perspectives for LBMS in Brazil: educational experiences with babies, children and adults Adriana Vilchez Magrini Liza; Adriano José Pinheiro; Lilian Freitas Vilela Brasil Education
36 FEMALE TRACES ¦ performance Helen Kindred and Sandra Sok UK and Azerbaijan Performance


Dance Therapy & Movement Therapy Summit

1 Using the relationship with our cells and inner ecosystem to bridge inner connection and outer expression within the field of DMT Aparna Ramkrishnan India Clinical application┋Wellbeing ┋Professional practice
2 Indigenous Practice and Teaching of Dance Movement Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives Linda Cao Baker USA Education┋Indigenous healing ┋Professional practice
3 Expressive Arts Therapy for building Empathy and Self-Esteem in Adolescents Mausam Nagda India Community┋Indigenous healing┋Wellbeing
4 How can DMT help children who experienced neglect and abuse embody their experience that occurred during the pre-verbal stage?  Mioi Forster-Nakayama  Australia Clinical application ┋Professional practice ┋Other Disability
5 Move before we dance–Localized Practice and Experience in Dance/Movement Therapy Mao Zhang China Education┋Performance ┋Professional practice
6 Harnessing Beauty in the Healing Practice of Dance/Movement Therapy Rebekka Dieterich-Hartwell, Anne Margrethe Melsom, Mary Patterson, and Lara Tant USA Clinical application ┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice
7 Introducing Dance Movement Psychotherapy in Eastern European Psychiatric Hospitals and Mental Health Communities Loredana Larionescu Romania Clinical application ┋Community┋Professional practice
8 Reflections on the Influence of Ethnic Chinese Cultural Attribute on Individual Vitality in Dance Therapy Haoxin China Clinical application ┋Indigenous healing ┋Professional practice
9 The contribution of DMT in the exploration, integration and prevention of birth trauma. Ana Luisa Meza Ferrari Spain Education ┋Wellbeing ┋Other trauma
10 Dance Movement Therapy tools to empower female community leaders in rural areas  who have been victims of the armed conflict in Colombia María Andrea García Colombia Community┋Social justice┋Professional practice
11 Developing Methods for a receptive dance movement therapy Rosemarie Samaritter The Netherlands Theory┋Clinical application
12 The Neuroscience of Dance Therapy Wolfgang Mastnak Germany and China Theory
13 Dance Rhythm Therapy between tradition and modernity France Schott-Billmann France History
14 Buddhist Psychology intersects with Dance Movement Therapy Anubha Doshi & Tripura Kashyap India Indigenous healing ┋Wellbeing ┋Spirituality
15 Enhancing Resilience: Teaching Embodiment Practices to Adolescents and Young Adults Susan Bauer USA Education┋Wellbeing ┋
16 Dance/movement therapy for autism children Magulan Danmu China Community ┋Performance ┋Wellbeing
17 Dance movement therapy for depression: the evidence so far and future directions Vicky Karkou, Supritha Aithal, Zoe Moula, Emma Perris UK Clinical application ┋Wellbeing┋Professional practice
18 Learning Dance Movement Therapy but How? An introduction to a circular DMT Training Brigitte Züger Switzerland Education
19 Art of Embodied Organizational/Corporate Development and Leadership Malini Nagpal USA Leadership
20 Accompanying change! Choreo-therapeutic strategies in dance/ movementtherapy Fabian Chyle-Silvestri Germany Professional practice┋Other
21 Sharing of practice in creative dancing and dance therapy groups for the elderly in Chinese high-class nursing institutions Linlin Peng, Shanshan Xing China Education┋Clinical application ┋Indigenous healing
22 Arts-based and mixed methods research in an evidence-based practice world Elizabeth (Liesbet) Manders USA Research
23 Culturally Sensitive Dance Movement Therapy for Grief and Trauma Recovery Ilene Ava Serlin USA Clinical application
24 Dancing to Reconcile: Fostering Community Healing after Armed Conflict through Dance/Movement Therapy David Alan Harris USA Clinical application ┋Community ┋Justice and Reconciliation after Armed Conflict
25 Introduction to Physical Storytelling with Application to Supervision within Dance Therapy E. Connor Kelly New Zealand Professional practice  ┋Clinical Supervision for DMT
26 The resilient dancing of a mountain community. Monica Re Italy Theory┋Clinical application ┋Wellbeing
27 The Concept of Yin and Yang in Dance/Movement Therapy —- A Cycle of Return, Re-feeding and Vitality Yan Katee Shen China Education┋Community ┋Professional practice
28 LivingDance~LivingMusic: Where Dance is the Star and Psychology the Supporting Actor. Danielle L. Fraenkel, JeffreyMehr USA Theory┋Clinical application┋Social
29 Where is the Dance in Dance Movement Therapy (Psychotherapy) ? Jeannette MacDonald UK Clinical application ┋Professional practice ┋Disability
30 “Movement, Dance, the Brain Ageing Journey and the Role of the DMT in making a difference” Richard Coaten UK Clinical application ┋Social justice
31 Dancing Equity: Working toward engagement, access and connection in culturally diverse communities David Leventhal USA Community┋Wellbeing ┋Professional practice
32 Dancing From Our Baselines: Distinguishing Effort Use in the DMT Session to Increase Our Understanding of the Danced Dialogue Cheryl Clark USA Clinical application┋Social justice
33 Global Panel – From tradition to diversity, innovation and breakthrough: Key conversations on dance and movement therapy around the world Sharon Chaiklin, Helen Payne, Yael Barkai, Rosa Maria Govoni, France Schott-Billmann, Anne Fisk, Diana Fischman, Irina Biryukova, Sabine Koch, Rainbow Ho, Devika Mehta, Sudesh Mantillake, Wolfgang Mastnak, Connor Kelly, Marcia Plevin, Kyung Soon Ko, Tony Zhou, Vivien Marcow Speiser Argentina, China,  France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lankan, UK, USA History┋Community ┋Professional practice
34 A dynamic dialogue engaging diverse arts and embodied perspectives on meeting trauma and building resilience Susan Scarth & other panelists UK Clinical application
35 Western Teachers, Chinese Students: How Shall We Meet? Joan Wittig, Marcia Plevin, Rosa Maria Govoni, Christina Devereaux, Ted Ehrhardt, Katee Shen, Tony Zhou and others USA, Italy, China Education┋Clinical application┋Community

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