March 19-22, 2009  

Across the Threshold: Creativity, Being and Healing Conference


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Podcast - 2008 Panel Discussion: Across the Threshold: Exploring Transformative Paths to Creativity and Healing. Moderator, Dr. Purnima Shah; Panel: Drs. Sat Bir S. Khalsa and M.W. Krukoff, Richard "Muz" Ansamo, and Amma McKen Across the Threshold Panel / iTunesU

2009 Keynote Speaker and Performer:

Bradford Keeney

Vincent Mantsoe

Contributing disciplines/sponsors:

Duke Dance Program

Duke University

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

African and African American Studies

Graduate Liberal Studies

Inner Change Magazine

John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

Music Department

Department of Religion

Rhine Research Center: An Integrative Center for the Study of Consciousness

Theater Studies

St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation


Across The Threshold: Creativity, Being & Healing is sponsored by the Duke University Dance Program, with support from a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University; The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation; and the Robertson Scholars Program Collaboration Fund. Co-Sponsors include the Duke University Department of Theater Studies, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Religion, Graduate Liberal Studies, The Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University Music Department and the Women’s Studies Program.

2009 Conference Keynote Speaker and Performer

Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., will lead a pre-conference workshop and deliver the keynote address on Thursday, March 19, 2009. His field studies on healing and shamanism are chronicled in the critically acclaimed book series, Profiles of Healing, an eleven-volume encyclopedia of the world’s healing practices. He is the author of Shaking Medicine : the Healing Power of Ecstatic Movement. Read more >
Bradford Keeney website:

Vincent Mantsoe, a South African dancer and choreographer, will lead a workshop on Friday, March 20 and present the keynote performance on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Mantsoe merges several movement influences into “Afro-fusion”, drawing on traditional African dance forms with a contemporary approach from modern, ballet and Asian forms such as Tai Chi, Martial Art and traditional Balinese dance. Read more >
Vincent Mantsoe website: