The embodied creative practice of dance facilitates a particular kind of awareness or attunement which can inform both the therapeutic and the intellectual work of the Health Humanities. This paper therefore considers dance as a way of 'doing' Health Humanities in two interlinked ways: dance as a way of healing and dance as a way of knowing. In bringing together carnal and the creative dimensions of human experience, dance offers us a way of making sense of our place in the world that provides us both with much needed existential security (tethering) and much needed epistemological freedom (untethering).
Purser, A. (2021). Movement as Method: Some Existential and Epistemological Reflections on Dance in the Health Humanities. Journal of Medical Humanities, 42, 165–178. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-021-09679-1