Dr. Carol Marie Webster, PhD

Twelve* – the meeting of body and mind in high-stakes human encounters, is currently allowed only private viewing. But please check back for updates on the project’s milestones and progress.

In Conversation

Dance: African Diaspora Transforming Christian Spiritual Landscape

Cardboard Dreams

an exhibit

Critical Joy: Ecstatic Reasoning


In the Midst of Strangers

Migration and Constructed Identities (process 1b) In the Midst of Strangers is a visual examination of difference, sameness, and the struggle to cultivate and maintain identity against the push of hegemony.

Migration and Constructed Identities:  these sections of the work are being choreographed for ten to twenty dancers.  The spoken text (not shown here) is taken from collected migration narratives; and original and published music.  

Can science and technology teach about human mobility and the quest for identity and belonging? Can the migration and the search for identity and belonging help in understanding of science and technology?


We (De-Napoli Clarke  who appeared virtually,  and Jiannis Pachos, Panagiotis Pantidos, and I) had a fabulous time delivering the presentation Break-in Point: Somatic Narratives, the convergence of art and science in the transformation of temporal communities at the 2015 SDHS/CORD (Society of Dance History Scholars/the Congress on Research in Dance) Conference held in June 4 -7 in Athens, Greece. 

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2015 Conference theme Cut and Paste: Dance Advocacy in the age of Austerity was the perfect platform for this interdisciplinary trans-national collaboration.  We are now editing and revising the conference presentation for publication.  

Break-in’ Point, an arts and science collaboration with professional dance artist, De-Napoli Clarke ,   theoretical physicist,  Jiannis Pachos,  and myself, was sponsored by the University of Leeds Department of Physics and Astronomy and Stage@Leeds at University of Leeds.  The  project  enjoyed two well received performances at the Stage@Leeds, at the University of Leeds, 7 June  and 18 September 2012.


Reflections on the body and theology engagement project and workshop series  Body Matters: Somatic Conversations on Christianity, Love, and Justice are being compiled, analyzed, written up for publication.  This initiative has  been particularly timely given the dynamic issues around justice, love, and black bodies in the United States, the politics of bodies in the Ukraine, the challenges to ethically appropriate responses to climate change and other ongoing issues of justice and the bodies of vulnerable peoples throughout the world, and the varying Christian responses.



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