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  • Dean, S. E. (2021), ‘A Journey Towards Poetic Materiality: encounters between Skinner Releasing Technique, Somatic Costume and Performance’, in M. Emslie (ed), Skinner Releasing Technique: A Movement and Dance Practice, Axminster, Triarchy Press, pp. 160-176.
  • Dean, S. E. (2020), ‘Aware Wearing: a somatic costume design performance methodology’, in S. Pantouvaki and P. McNeil (eds), Performance Costume: New Perspectives and Methods, London, Bloomsbury Press, pp. 229-243.
  • Dean, S. E., Galanter, M., Kiara, L., Nathanielsz, J. (2020), ´An Image That’s Alive: Conversation on the image worlds of Skinner Releasing Technique and Amerta Movement´, Contact Quarterly, 45:1, pp. 44-50.$
  • Dean, S. E. and Østergaard, C. (2019), ´Traces of Tissues at PQ: Interweaving Costume Design, Somatic Choreography & Site´, in Crawley, G (ed), Blue Pages – Journal for the Society of British Theatre Designers, 18:2, pp. 16-17.–3vbwF7SFSYdc7pYng8Ij2BT4nDyHxY
  • Dean, S. E. (2019), ´Somatic Costumes: from Choreography to Socio-political acts´, In Dance magazine, San Francisco, Issue Jan/Feb.
  • Dean, S. E. (2019), ´Somatic Costumes: A Teaching Resource and Performance Generator´, Contact Quarterly, 44:2, pp. 33-37.
  • Dean, S. E. and Nathanielsz, J. (2017) ‘An action of orientation – Skinner Releasing Technique in reflective practice’, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 9:2, pp. 179–94.  
  • Dean, S. E. (2016), ‘Where is the body in the costume design process?’, Studies in Costume & Performance, 1: 1, pp. 87–101.  Download PDF here
  • Dean, S. E. (2015), ‘Amerta Movement & Somatic Costume: Gateways into Environment’, in S. Whatley, N. Garrett-Brown and K. Alexander (eds), Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World, Axminster: Triarchy Press, pp. 155-180.
  • Dean, S. E. (2014), ‘Somatic costumesTM: Traversing multi-sensorial landscapes’, Scene 2: 1+2, pp. 81-87.   Download PDF here
  • Dean, S. E. (2014), ‘Amerta Movement & Somatic Costume: Sourcing the Ecological Image’, in: K. Bloom, M. Galanter and S. Reeve (eds), Embodied Lives: Reflections on the Influence of Suprapto Suryodarmo and Amerta Movement, Axminster: Triarchy Press, pp. 113-126.  Download PDF here
  • Dean, S. E. (2011), ‘Somatic movement and costume: A practical, investigative project’, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices 3: 1+2, pp. 167-182.   Download PDF here
  • Dean, S. E. (2009), ‘Departing from Tradition: Insights from Java’, In Dance magazine, San Francisco, Issue Jan/Feb. (