The 4th EADMT Conference presents:
How far is far? How close is close?
Choreographing a new World
September 23-25 2022,
Call for contributions
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 30/08/2021
In a rapidly changing world, we are compelled to reconsider the importance of closeness and farness as
professionals whose practice uses embodied space, time and relationship to gravity as key elements.
Humanity seems to be accelerating rapidly into an increasingly complex and predominantly digitized era with
new means of communicating via social media, and accelerated technological advancements being rapidly
incorporated into daily life. These developments are at the same time being mirrored by people feeling
increasingly isolated. Pandemics are causing isolation, restrictions in touch, social distancing and distant
socializing. All of this creates new more stressful and predominantly disembodied environments in which we
Bridging the gap between the real and virtual world or coping with the consequences of that growing gap is
a challenge for our profession as dance movement therapists like never before. This ‘bridging’ process must
include ways of transforming perceived obstacles orthreatsinto new approaches, which fitthese challenging
times, providing inspiration and relief of suffering; while allowing all in our care not just to cope but also to
flourish in these conditions.
We work with our clients sharing time and space in a therapeutic relationship that helps them to feel, to let
go and express deep parts of themselves. Technology accelerates time and opens up new spaces for us all,
where we take advantage of our creativity and flexibility in order to keep alive, as far as possible, the special
nature of the embodied encounterin this new world. We renegotiate the shared space, the ways we connect,
the sensorial channels we use. We open up to new possibilities, while attending to the profoundly ethical
and respectful ways we meet, address and treat increasingly complex expressions of mental ill-health.
This exciting conference aimsto addressthe themes described above and we call here for proposalsreflecting
a wide range of high-quality embodied, creative and neuroscientific approaches and research that help to
‘bridge these gaps’, contributing to choreographing a new world by way of the work of the contemporary
dance movement therapist.
Conference sub themes are:
- FROM CLOSE TO FAR: Impact of isolation and non-touching on the body experience: neurological effects;
restrictions and controlling impulses vs free flow of action; freedom vs constriction of movement; working
with differently abled.
- FROM FAR TO CLOSE: Evolution of DMT approaches and methodology: digital and other solutions for
DMT; how as professionals we manage connection v. disconnection; living in isolation without contact;
different effects of transformation on cultural diversity and inclusion (e.g. BIPOC).
- IMPROVISING/CHOREOGRAPHING GROWTH: Growth and embodied self-care: embodied and creative
strategies for health care professionals and clients to take care of themselves in challenging times.
Development of the profession in the new world: assessment, evaluation,research and continuing education.
The Conference Organizing Committee cordially invites you to submit your proposal
on the conference themes
Formats of proposals:
Short and Medium length proposal will be considered
• Short Oral Research Presentation – 20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A
• Medium Oral research Presentation 45 minutes + 15 minutes Q and A
• Short Oral Clinical Case Study Presentation – 20 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A
• Medium Oral clinic Case Study Presentation – 45 minutes + 15 minutes Q and A
• Poster Presentation – 10 minutes
• Workshop Presentation – 60 to 90 minutes
• Film presentation – 15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
• Performance Art /Happenings (Street Art to Dance Art)
There isthe option to present any format of proposal by a pre-recorded format in case of difficulties
regarding face-to-face attendance. The organizing Committee reserve the right to manage the total
number of presenters accordingly and ask them to attend in person if required.
Your proposal should be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eadmt22 before
August 30th, 2021
Reduced Fee for presenters: 290 euros
Normal Fee: 340 euros