Fall 2023

Having moved back to the Washington, DC area after a 35-year hiatus, Glenna has resurrected a number of wonderful colleagues from the past, both in dance and in the Alexander Technique.  Meeting up again with veteran community dance artist Nancy Havlik, Glenna has readily joined in improvising with Nancy’s  Quicksilver senior dance project.


Glenna and decade-long colleague Susan Sentler (London, UK) put the finishing touches on their book

embodied enquiry in artmaking: enter the f/old. We await publication in 2024 (Intellect Books, UK).


Glenna took on a project with Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, as guest editor for a special topics issue in dance, embodied agency and neuroplasticity in aging. Frontiers is an open access journal and the third most cited among similar science journals. Editorial team includes Drs Aline Haas (Brazil), Bettina Bläsing (Germany), Christina Hugenschmidt (USA) and Joseph DeSouza (Canada). We aim to meet the manuscript minimum to publish an E-book on a topic that advances current evidence on dance and quality of life.


Summer 2023

Glenna and Susan collaborated in symposia in Ireland, Singapore and Vienna

offering  virtual workshops on the f/ol\d in workshop


sounds to gather – the f/ol\d as ‘anarchival carrier bag’ of deeper listening

Modes of Capture Symposium June 9-10, 2023 – University of Limerick



Habit, through a folding lens

Global Connections: Performance Pedagogy & Practice

May 31-June 3, LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, Singapore


beyond the touch/being touched dyad: the f/ol\d as tactile carrier bag of corporeal traces

International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education (IDOCDE.net) annual symposium,

LACE #1: Topographies of Touch
ImPulsTanz Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices

Full schedule & registration 

July 29-31,  Vienna, Austria


Symposium in Arts Leadership for Brain Health

Creativity and Well-Being for Personal and Professional Growth International Cross-Disciplinary

Arthewe Project, a Multiform Pedagogy in the Arts, Health & Wellbeing

24th – 27th of April, 2023, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Check out my blogpost on the event


the f/ol\d as somatic/artistic practice


an 11 year collaborative practice in art making through movement & multimedia

Glenna Batson & Susan Sentler, dance- & mixedmedia artist

Susan Sentler & Glenna Batson 

the f/ol\d – sounds to gather

Modes of Capture III

Susan and Glenna make their third appearance at the annual Modes of Capture Symposium 2023 will involve 2 days of talks, presentations, workshops, and informal performances on the 9th & 10th June 2023 that encourage a deeper understanding of what we already know above the search for novelty and newness in dance-making processes.

The F/ol\d as Carrier Bag*

image Susan Senter, dancer Valerie Lim

*The concept of carrier bag comes from novelist Ursula Le Guin ‘s The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction 1988. Le Guin notes, ‘words hold things.’  In our work, we take this ‘holding’ to be the internal and external bags and baggage we carry and our ability to transform from habit to new corporeal creation through a somatic/artistic journey.

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