Posted by: Dr Martha Eddy | March 7, 2008

WEB Resources for Conflict Resolution through Movement & Dance

WEB Resources for Conflict Resolution through Movement & Dance

(NYC & around the world, with a focus on theater and arts in education)

Compiled by Melissa Stetler* for Martha Eddy’s Class at the

Dance Education Laboratory – 92nd St Harkness Dance Center – This is a really comprehensive guide to many Conflict resolution resources. There are links to lesson plans, funding, international dispute resolution, books, articles,  – Based in El Barrio Museum of East Harlem – Community arts network has many articles on Education and arts projects, theater and democracy, international conflict resolution projects – Linked to the Southern Poverty Law Center this web site has links to many activities for teaching about tolerance and conflict resolutions. – Lesson plan for conflict resolution through improvisation. – Has a link to “Teacher Fliers” which shows lessons and principles for Active Listening. – Another good project to look at for ideas. Theatre Action Project creates and promotes socially relevant, interactive theatre and educational programming that ignites community dialogue, self-discovery and social change. – Has links to the Institute for Popular Education which teaches TO techniques and also hosts many workshops in community arts. – Much like Theater action project. – Theater organization that has a civic democracy project in schools. Very interesting. – This is a good website to look at if you have a program in mind you would like to develop to partner with schools and offer workshops. Plans are custom built to suit the curriculum needs and goals of schools and districts. Arts Partners membership provides access to a multitude of programming for the arts that include creative writing, dance, theater, visual arts and music – This is the city parks organization with links to ongoing events in the parks and contact information for people involved in specific projects. – Click on the beat box/Conflict Resolution video to see a great performances piece on CR.  Has a good description of how they run their workshops. Theater for dialogue and a somewhat forum theater base. – National Association for Community Mediation – Building Theatre for Community-Building – Fascinating detailed description of community theatre for conflict resolution.



Additional Resources compiled by Martha Eddy and Erin Desmond

A Study of Heroes; The Raoul Wallenburg Committee of the United States, Inc. 575 Lexington Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022,


Center for Anti-Violence Education: 1-718-788-1775  (Annie Ellman)


Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures, The New York City Department of Education


Educators for Social Responsibility National: 1-800-370-2515  and Project Renewal


Hating Pot: Connecticut Public Television, P.O. Box 82, Hopkinton, MA 01748.  1-800-443-2156.

International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)  212-229-7666.


Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies NY, NY 1-212-477-4299 http://www.limsonline


Moving on Center, Oakland CA 1-510-834-0284


Opportunity-to-Learn: Standards for Arts Education, developed by the Consortium of National Arts Education Associations: Dance (NDA), Music (MENC), Theatre (AATE), and Visual Arts (NAEA)  Skratch: PMB 223, 17300 17th St. Suite J, Tustin, CA 92780. 1-714-543-1411,  1-714-543-1414.


SPLC Report, Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104.,


Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility Model.  Don Hellison, University of Illinois at Chicago. Kinesiology Department.


NYC Model Programs

El Puente Leadership Center

Lower East Side Girls Club

Red Hook Community Justice Center

PAL – Red Hook

City Parks and Recreation Department – Sol Goldman Center

Martha Bowers – Dance, Theater Etc

*Martha Eddy has designed graduate level courses and workshops on the subject Conflict Resolution and Community Building through Movement Dance based on her doctoral research on this subject. www.EmbodyPeace.WordPress.Com

*Melissa Stetler is an educator and a graduate of the Conflict Resolution and Community Building through Movement Dance Class taught at DEL.


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