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My Recent Publication on Parkinson’s

I’m proud to announce that the prestigious science journal Frontiers in Neurology recently published my article on improvisational dance and Parkinson’s in their special issue — Verbal auditory cueing of improvisational dance: A proposed method for training agency in Parkinson’s disease.   A pdf of the article is available for download. Also acknowledged are Christina Soriano, professor of dance at Wake Forest University, whose method is outlined here, and to co-author and consultant, neuroscientist, Dr. Christina Hugenschmidt, also of Wake Forest University.

Alexander Technique teachers are also engaging in new practice-based research with people with Parkinson’s disease.  Watch a demonstration and interview on the benefits of the work. Teachers will be presenting the result of their research at the Parkinson’s World Congress in Portland this September! More news coming soon.


Glenna’s Summer Workshops

Catch me before I’m off to Europe in August.

 An experiential anatomy series at Global Breath Studio in Durham, NC

The Human Pattern Continuum 

has been postponed until Fall 2016 – Stay Tuned!


Glenna in Charlottesville – July 9-10th 

A special Alexander Technique Workshop opportunity

The Enfolded Self  

Insights into the Alexander Technique from development & cranial neuroanatomy. 

This is a wonderful chance to see how my interest in human origami informs the Alexander Technique and vice versa. As well, participants will learn receive a simplified review of the cranial nerves – so important in our perception of self and world.             To register   http://karenloving.com/workshops/





When my book Body and Mind in Motion first came out at the end of 2014, I was interviewed by Marlon Barrios Solano, an interdisciplinary artist, researcher based in Germany and the USA, as well as the and curator for a wonderful internet platform on dance called dance-tech.net  That interview has been republished in Contact Quarterly, in the latest issue (2016; 41:2, pp.  31-27),

DANCE, SOMATICS AND NEUROSCIENCE: An Interview with Glenna Batson about her book Body and Mind in Motion, by Marlon Barrios Solano.

CQ is a ‘vehicle for moving ideas’ on dance and improvisation. Take a look for yourself, if you care not familiar with the expansive coverage that would appeal to all movement enthusiasts.  I thank Nancy Stark-Smith, Lisa Nelson, Melinda Buckwalter and the rest of the staff who saw the interview into the latest issue of CQ  with sensitivity. I also thank Marlon for his incredible zest for the topics discussed in the body, and Margaret Wilson, my co-pilot who helped steer the work and contributed her own chapter on vertical dance.

 Amazon Author page

Body & Mind in Motion: Dance & Neuroscience in Conversation

My tome of perspectives on dance and cognitive studies, with assistance from my dear colleague, Dr. Margaret Wilson, University of Wyoming,Theatre and Dance!

Dance, Somatics & Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives 

Co-editors and contributors are Amanda Williamson, Sarah Whatley, Rebecca Weber and myself, 20 other international experts in dance, bodymind disciplines and spiritual studies. Forward by Don Hanlon Johnson.

Both books are published by Intellect UK/ University of Chicago Press and available through Amazon.

Glenna’s chapter, Alexander Technique and the Science of Self-Regulation, was published in Alexander Technique in Context, by HITE, Health Integrated Technique and Training in 2015.

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