Dancing to the Rhythm of the Role-Play, Applying Dance Intelligence to Conflict Resolution

(2012) 33:2 Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy 327-362

Posted: 18 Jul 2013

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Michelle LeBaron

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law

Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

In this chapter, the authors elaborate on a set of alternatives to standardized role-plays that are more dynamic and embodied, and therefore more likely to yield proficiency in practice. Borrowing from fine arts, neuroscience and intercultural communication among other interdisciplinary fields, the authors explain why dance and movement are useful, and even essential, components of conflict resolution education. From their own and others' experiences in the field they examine why practitioners and parties can benefit from the gifts of mirror neurons, somatic empathy and other recently elaborated insights, if they only step away from their tables and dance!

Keywords: conflict resolution, dance, role-playing

Suggested Citation

LeBaron, Michelle and Alexander, Nadja Marie, Dancing to the Rhythm of the Role-Play, Applying Dance Intelligence to Conflict Resolution (2012). (2012) 33:2 Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy 327-362 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2291725

Michelle LeBaron (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law ( email )

1822 East Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore, 179943
Singapore

Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

55 Armenian Street
Singapore
Singapore

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