The Marian Chace Bookmark Project

Of The Marian Chace Foundation

(MCF)

The MCF Bookmark Project was developed in 2010 to recognize individual dance/movement therapists who have contributed to the dance/movement therapy profession by using their quotes to create connection, interaction and communication both within this community as well as in the world at large.

When citing the dance/movement therapy quotes we recommend this format: Author, year,

http://www.adta.org/Marian_Chace_Foundation

 

Each year, the MCF invites recipients from the previous year to recognize other dance/movement therapists who have demonstrated leadership and innovation in the field. These individuals are then recognized at the MCF Lecture held during the ADTA National Conference. 

This chart identifies the pathway that  evolved as the bookmark recipients honor their colleagues.

Read the chart across from left to right in order to see who each person selected to be the next contributor

  

2010                                            2011                                     2012                                         2013

Miriam Roskin Berger               Judith Bunney                  Irma Dosamantes                      Pamela Fairweather      

Elissa White                             Danielle Fraenkel              Lora Wilson Mau                      Donna Newman-Bluestein           

Claire Schmais                         Nana Koch                       Tina Erfer                                 Patricia (Tricia) Capello

Iris Rifkin-Gainer                      Marcia Leventhal               Susan Sandel                           Susan Loman 

Joan Chodorow                       Tina Stromsted                  Cynthia Berrol                           Linda Aaron-Cort          

Debby Thomas                        Dianne Dulicai                  Ellen Schelly Hill                         Meg Chang

Beth Kalish                              Linni Deihl                         Joan Lewin                               Bonnie Bernstein

 

 

MCF Trustees identified seven dance/movement therapists and provided a quote for each.

 

2010

 

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak......................................Hopi Indian saying

Moving with another is to truly see them....dance therapy offers the unique gift of movement that reveals

meaning while words often give only a glimpse......................................Miriam Roskin Berger

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Dance is movement, and movement is life……………………………..Ludmilla Chiriaeff

Dance Therapy brings vitality and life to those whose expression and ability to communicate have been muted......................................................................................................Elissa White

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Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.....Ted Shawn

As the dance therapist mirrors her patients' movements they get to see their own

intentions and the meanings inherent in those intentions.......................Claire Schmais

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Everything in the universe has rhythm.  Everything dances………....….Maya Angelou 

The Dance Therapy path weaves inward and outward~ plumbing personal rhythms, muscularity and narrative; navigating the challenging terrain of natural and human-made worlds.........................Iris Rifkin-Gainer

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Dance is the hidden language of the soul…………………………….…..….Martha Graham

The roots of dance therapy can be traced to earliest human history, when disease was seen as a loss of soul, and dance was an intrinsic part of the healing ritual.........................................................Joan Chodorow

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I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep to find for words......................................................................................................Ruth St. Denis 

Spontaneous body movement exploration reflects and expresses movement of the psyche. Bodily consciousness affirms and supports the ego's ownership and integration of previously unconscious riches!...................Debby Thomas

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Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it…….Martha Graham

Moving metaphors and metaphors that move...Such is the essence of living...........Beth Kalish

 

2011

(2010 recipients identified seven dance/movement therapists and provided a quote for each)

Miriam Roskin Berger chose Judith Bunney

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul to express what is too deep to find for words………………………………………..........................................……….Ruth St. Denis

Profound connections are formed as we share ourselves through dance, becoming the basis for transformation and transcendence. - dance therapy truly is beyond and above words…........…………..Judith Bunney

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Elissa White chose Danielle Fraenkel   

Without dance, we risk loneliness and anomie…………........…………..Barbara Ehrenreich

Through dance therapy we come upon stepping-stones to connection and rhythms that encourage relational bonds………………………………………….............................................Danielle Fraenkel

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Claire Schmais chose Nana Koch

Our reality is shaped by the patterns of our bodily movement, the contours of our spatial and temporal orientation, and the form of our interaction with objects……………………….....................………..….Mark Johnson

The spark of life started with a movement! Dance therapists use these sparks to help ignite feelings in those whose light has dimmed……………………………………………....................………………..Nana Koch

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Iris Rifkin-Gainer chose Marcia Leventhal

Nothing happens until something moves……………….......……………….Albert Einstein
Igniting our life force, dance therapy moves us towards harmony with our soul's essence, offering enlightenment and unity with nature and humanity………….............................................................……Marcia Leventhal

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Joan Chodorow chose Tina Stromsted

If you cannot find it in your own body, where will you go in search of it?.........The Upanishads

The body is the dwelling place of the soul.  Dance Therapy awakens the living body, and gives the soul a home in the world……………………………………………….................................………….Tina Stromsted

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Debby Thomas chose Dianne Dulicai

The spontaneous gesture is the True Self in action.  Only the True Self can be creative and only the True Self can feel real……………………………………………………………………..……...........D.W. Winnicott

Spontaneous gestures of your client are clues to dance/movement therapists and with creativity we have the freedom necessary to do our work well. Take care lest we miss them……...........…...Dianne Dulicai

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Beth Kalish chose Linni Deihl

The current play of body-mind relationships as "pop-psych" party games is like fluff brushed off the woven fabrics of serious body movement studies…………………………...........................…………... Irmgard Bartenieff

Body empathy .....our way to connect.....we mirror, we reflect, we feel in the deepest part of ourselves, on a cellular level, what our clients communicate……….................................………………………….Linni Deihl

 

2012

(2011 recipients identified seven dance/movement therapists and provided a quote for each)

Judith Bunney chose Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry

The Body is a Clear Place………………………..…….....................………………….Erick Hawkins

Whether in motion or stillness, while moving alone or with others, the body is an instrument of consciousness-registering and revealing the personal meanings contained in the mover’s experience………..……Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry

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Danielle Fraenkel chose Lora Wilson Mau

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy..........................................................................Jacques d'Amboise

Rhythm unites. By facilitating shared rhythmic body action, dance/movement therapists foster connection – an immediate, embodied connection that can break through even the profoundest isolation…….Lora Wilson Mau

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Nana Koch chose Tina Erfer

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique………..........…….....Martha Graham

Who we are resides not just in our minds, but in our bodies. Through dance/movement therapy, we become more of who we really are…………………………………………………….............Tina Erfer

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Marcia Leventhal chose Susan Sandel

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful..........................Agnes DeMille 

Moving together in dance/movement therapy promotes a sense of validation and mutual support which become the springboard for increased self-esteem, control and empowerment……..................…….Susan L. Sandel

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Tina Stromsted chose Cynthia F. Berrol

There is that in us which has moved from the very beginning; it is that which can liberate us……Mary Starks Whitehouse 

Inherent in all living creatures throughout the ages, rhythmic movement has pulsated through the core of our beings; outwardly manifested, it magically transforms into dance………….........................................….Cynthia F. Berrol

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Dianne Dulicai chose Ellen Shelley Hill

Creativity rests on a merging of intuition and reason………………………………….Jonas Salk

Dance/movement therapy is a creative process which calls both therapist and client to enter, sense value in, and bring form to often inchoate experiences……………………………..Ellen Schelly Hill

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Linni Deihl chose Joan Lewin

Body empathy.....our way to connect.....we mirror, we reflect, we feel in the deepest part of ourselves, on a cellular level, what our clients communicate…………………….………….Linni Deihl

Body empathy, our emotional positioning system, makes attunement possible.  It underlies empathic imitation, in movement, sound and touch, which comprises basic human attachment and connection…………Joan Lewin

 

2013

(2012 recipients identified seven dance/movement therapists and provided a quote for each)

Irma Dosamantes-Beaudry chose Pamela Fairweather

Dance as a work of art may be described as the expression of man’s inner feelings transformed by imagination and given form through the medium of movement……..............................................................……….Alma M. Hawkins

From the inner impulse of the creative spirit emerges a healing dance through which symbolic meaning can be derived…………………………...............................................……………………………Pamela Fairweather

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Lora Wilson Mau chose Donna Newman Bluestein

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living……………………………………………………………………………….Martha Graham

The ability to open and dance with life's ebbs and flows today is the best preparation for tomorrow…………………………………………………………………………..Donna Newman-Bluestein

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Tina Erfer chose Tricia Capello

To dance, put your hand on your heart, and listen to the sound of your soul……………………………………………………………........……..Eugene Louis (“Luigi”) Faccuito

Put your hand in mine and dance with me. We will share our heartbeat rhythms and move as one…………………………………………………………….......……...Patricia (Tricia) Capello

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Susan Sandel chose Susan Loman

I always demand a certain vibrancy, an inner vitality that communicates through the viscera, not the mind...The senses must be reached before the mind……………….……...........................….Donald McKayle

Dance/movement therapy awakens our Bodies through the senses, helps us unlock the gates of the Mind, and frees our Spirit to dance with joy………………………………..............................….Susan Loman

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Cynthia Berrol chose Linda Aaron-Cort

The kinesthetic sense can be awakened by using any and all kinds of movement . . . It becomes conscious . . only when the subjective connection is found…………-------………………Mary Whitehouse

Attention, imagination, and acceptance guide us as we witness each emerging dance; movement reveals the essence of who we are, inviting both embodied awareness and soulful expression….Linda Aaron-Cort

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Ellen Schelly Hill chose Meg Chang

In every living human system, from cell to global organization----survival, maturation, and transformation depend on discriminating and integrating difference…………………………..……….Yvonne Agazarian

Sensing, tensing, vigilance! You aren’t like me. Yet…feeling your weight pulsing into spaceundefinedah, now synchronous. OH! That’s how you dance that smile, that tear, that wisdom?.....................Meg Chang

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Joan Lewin chose Bonnie Bernstein

Self expression in dance is not an emotional state... It is the transmutation of emotion into motion. It is the activity of dance in poetic form........................................................................................................Blanche Evan

Encouraging expressive freedom, creative dance exploration and psycho-physical improvisation opens new pathways that uncover, release and transform. The DANCE brings healing, empowerment and life change………………………………………………………………………………………..Bonnie Bernstein

 

 

  



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