Vicky Karkou, Sue Oliver, Chan Nga Shan, Ania Zubala

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


This first part intends to set the scene in its rightful home: the body. As such, it treats the body as the primary ‘location’ of dance, where wellbeing, measured or felt, can be found. The chapters refer to neuroscientific, physiological, psychological, philosophical, and spiritual approaches to movement and dance, and reflect a continuum from objective to subjective experiences and from scientific reasoning to transpersonal discourses. In all cases, contributions are brought together to reflect multiple and comprehensive ways in which dance can contribute to wellbeing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780199949298
ISBN (Print)9780199949298
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2017


  • neuroscience
  • dance therapy
  • feel-good effect
  • Biodanza
  • physiology

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