Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Art, Culture and Design Technologies (IJACDT)

Special Issue On: Dialogues between Dance and Science

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Prof. Bárbara Pessali-Marques
Bastidores Centro de Treinamento, Brazil – Dance, Research & Training

In the last few years the concerns about the health of dancers and the consequences of physical training has increased considerably. The physical needs of the dancers and the type of training they need to achieve the highest performance and to decrease the great rate of severe injuries have awakened the necessity of a more scientific knowledge about the dance area considering its particularities.

The Dance Science (DS) is a field that has been developing globally for more than 20 years through collaborations that involve different professionals in areas such as medicine, education, psychology, nutrition, science and dance, among others. The aim of DS is to maintain the general well-being and good quality of the health, training and performance of the dancers. This is normally achieved by the promotion of discussions, research and services that cultivate educational, medical and scientific excellence. Accordingly, DS requires considering the dancers as a complete human being adopting a multidisciplinary approach.

The special issue aims to bring together multidisciplinary scientific knowledge and art. Through areas such as biomechanics, physiology, psychology, pedagogy, learning, body conditioning and dance, the aspects that influence the dancers’ formation will be gathered. The intention of this special issue in the Dance Science field is to examine comprehensively the needs of dancers as a complete human being encouraging further studies in the area.

Recommended Topics
• Sports Psychology - self-efficacy, self-image and burnout in dance
• Health and psychological well-being in art
• Understanding and perception of pain in dancers
• The creative process and dance
• Learning and Motor Behaviour - mental practice, cognitive learning processes related to dance
• Child Development - phases of child development and relationship with dance
• Body Conditioning - complementary training and performance of the dancer
• Injury - main injuries and its causes in dancers
• Biomechanics and physiology - biomechanical and physiological aspects applied to dance
• Neurocognitive Interventions and Dance - the stimulation of Executive Functions (dysfunctions) through dance
• Dance technique - The vision of the dance teacher

Submission Procedure
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All manuscripts must be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery submission system linked through the button below.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Prof. Bárbara Pessali-Marques