• Dance in cross-sectoral educational collaborations
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2023)

    This special issue is motivated by a firm belief that cross-sectoral educational collaborations are needed and have value. In this special issue, sectors refer to formal or informal institutions, organisations, or disciplinary fields that operate within the realm of education, each with distinct mandates and goals for their activities. The articles in this special issue explore the challenges, advantages, and outcomes of cross-sectoral collaborations through diverse partnerships and methodological approaches. The hard, but equally rewarding work of forging such collaborations across sectors with different mandates and goals is at the heart of the eight peer-reviewed articles included in this special issue. The multitude of collaborating sectors emphasises the potentiality of dance as important and productive in such collaborations.

    Vol. 8 No. 1 (2022)

    This special issue highlights some of the ways that dance can enhance different aspects of health and wellbeing. During the last decades, there has been increasing interest in the roles that dance and dancing can play in reducing somatic and psychological health issues, strengthening well-being, and developing positive lifestyle habits. Therapeutic methods (e.g., dance movement therapy), branches (e.g., health dance), and different dance interventions explore the potentials of using dance therapeutically, socially, pedagogically, and in health care contexts. In the call for this special issue, we encouraged research and ideas that highlight how dancing to strengthen health can provide opportunities that challenge traditional ways of thinking and how we can successfully continue to operate as health workers and dance practitioners, educators, and researchers.

    Vol. 7 No. 1 (2021)

    This special issue has been motivated by the transformation the world has experienced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Major upheavals and change have occurred in light of this pandemic and there is now a forced reconsideration demanded of what dance is and how dance practitioners, educators, and researchers might continue their work in sustainable, relevant and accessible ways. With such change comes the possibility for dance to be transformed, reconsidered, and reimagined in ways that have implications for meanings, enaction, contexts, communities, practice, education, policy, and application.

  • Dance Articulated, Special Issue: CHOREOGRAPHY NOW
    Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020)

    The special issue Choreography Now takes seriously the interdisciplinary developments that the art of choreography has undergone during the 21st century and aims at introducing timely discussion and examples of the opportunities these developments have engendered. The special issue acknowledges that choreography has come of age and evolved into an interdisciplinary art form in its own right. Carrying basic insights from its history related to composing movement for the human body and dancing, it now draws inspiration from other forms of the performing and visual arts and even design.

    Editors: Leena Rouhiainen and Tone Pernille Østern