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Cultural Consciousness and the Global Context of Dance/Movement erapy

ByMEG CHANG

For dance/movement therapy (DMT) to fulll its stated purpose to facilitate body-mind integration with individuals and groups through creative

body movement and dance, increased understanding of the role of social context for the dance/movement therapist is required. In a world where national boundaries change rapidly and cultural identities are uid, where dierence is the norm and emigration is a worldwide phenomenon (Suarez-Orozco & Qin-Hilliard, 2004), the dance/movement therapist needs an expanded capacity to respond to social conditions and knowingly embody cultural factors.