Select Writings

Over the last decade, I’ve published two books and a number of peer-reviewed articles, a few of which are previewed here. Also check out An Embodiment Bill of Rights, my new blog 

Read about my books on my Amazon author page.

Body and Mind in Motion: Dance and Neuroscience in Conversation, with contribution by Dr. Margaret Wilson. University of Chicago Press 2014.



Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives, editor and contributor, with Amanda Williamson, Sarah Whatley and Rebecca Weber. University of Chicago Press 2014.




My articles cover an array of personal scholarship and interest.

Dance and Parkinson’s Research

Verbal Auditory Cueing of Improvisational Dance: A Proposed Method for Training Agency in Parkinson’s Disease,             G Batson, CE Hugenschmidt, CT Soriano Frontiers in Neurology 2016. open access

This article was shortlisted for a Frontiers Special Topics award in 2017. The trailer video of the research received honorable mention at the Parkinson’s World Congress 2013,  Glenna Batson, Coming Together – Dance Improvisation and Parkinson’s Disease (Thanks to Nick Hristov and the team at the Center for Design Innovation, Winston-Salem, NC).


Dance Science

Batson G. Exercise-induced central fatigue – A frontier for dance science research. Special Issue on Overuse in Dance Training (invited paper), Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 2013; 17 (3): 92-100.

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Human Origami

Batson G. Human Origami: The Embryo as a Folding Life Continuum. International Journal of Prenatal and Life Sciences 2017 Human Origami_IJPLS copy


Dance & Somatics

Batson G: The Somatic practice of intentional rest in dance education – Preliminary steps towards a method of study. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 2010 Intentional Rest_Batson

Batson G. The Alexander Technique and the science of self-regulation. In: Health Integrated Training and Education (HITE), Alexander Technique in Context, London: UK 2014


Critical Somatics

Kampe T, Batson G. Dancing Critical Somatics – An Emancipatory Education for the Future? Chapter in Dance Fields: Staking a Claim for Dance in the 21st Century.  London: Dance Books (2020).  

In the works…

Sentler S, Batson G. Human Origami: uncovering meta-levels of corporeal embodiment through movement improvisation. Multidisciplinary Corporeality. Routledge Press