March 19-22, 2009  

Across the Threshold: Creativity, Being and Healing Conference


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Due to some problems with the online computer system, please CALL Duke Towers to book a reservation. The toll free number is 1-866-385-3869.

duke tower Historic Duke Towers is offering discounted rates for attendees. This hotel is 3 blocks from Duke's East Campus where the Conference is being held.

Duke Towers Condos allows for late check out without a fee IF the following is
observed (and this is important for guests staying until Sunday afternoon):

On Sunday so as to avoid carrying luggage from hotel to campus events, hotel
guests should pack up all of their items and leave bags inside their hotel room
by the door. Guests should keep their room key for re-entry. If the hotel
management needs the room they will remove luggage and store in office area.
This way housekeeping can still clean room. They will not clean room if
unpacked items are still in room.

Regular check-out is 11:00 am
Late check-out fees:
Out by 1:00 pm $25
By 3:00 pm 1/2 day @ current rate
After 3:00 pm full day @ current rate

In addition to the usual rental car options available at the RDU airport, you may want to consider:

On Time Taxi is offering a discounted rate if attendees mention the "airport/Duke Towers" special



Rent a bicycle from
the Bicycle Chain




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: