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Welcome to dancetherapy.no Essays and exhibitions  
My essays on dance education and therapy, and subjects related to my work are written in English, Finnish and Norwegian, some of the essays are translated into Spanish, German, Japanese and
Chinese. Some of these essays include:

1976. Parvia, R. (Sunna-Hallset). Dans som behandling (dance as therapy), thesis. The University of Tromsö Medical School, Tromsö. The thesis is found at the Trondheim University Library
department of Medicine.

1977. The Situation of Dance Therapy in Norway, Round Table. ADTA International Conference, Toronto, October 1977.

1977. Parvia, R. (Sunna-Hallset). Tanssi persoonallisuuden kehittäjänä (how dance may promote personality development), one of the main lectures. The First Inter-Nordic Dance Seminar, Hanasaari Cultural Centre, Espoo, Finland, November 4-7, 1977.

1988. Maailman tanssintutkijat kokoontuivat , kansainvälinen kongressi; Beyond Performance, Dance Scholarship Today. Essen, Germany, Jun 10-15, 1988. In: the Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 3/1988. 29-31.

1988. Tanker om finske tv-filmer som vises i Norsk tv. Innlegg i Norsk-Finsk forening, Tromsö, 1988.

1991. The Finnish Concept of Space, a Mythical Spiritual View. In: Social Space, Human Spatial Behaviour in Dwellings and Settlements. Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Conference. (Eds.) O. Grön, E. Engelstad, I. Lindblom. Odense University Press, Odense. 149-154.

1993. Dekonstruktio ja Konsturktio. Vastine tekijänoikeusloukkauksen johdosta Liikunta ja Tiedelehden julkaisemaan Aino Sarjen artikkeliin "Tanssi ja syvyyspsykologia,":Liikunta ja Tiede 1/1993. Ei julkaistu.

1993. Vastine Liikunta ja Tiede-lehdelle lehden tekijänoikeusrikkomuksen johdosta.
In: Liikunta ja Tiede 3/93.

1993. I universet feies mørket vekk.
Anmeldelse av forestillingen.

1994. A Nordic Form of Dance Therapy, Twenty Years of Pioneer Work in Norway and Finland. In: The Proceedings of the First International Clinical Conference on Dance/Movement Therapy: The Language of Movement. Berlin, September 1-4. 155-161. - Published in German In: Zeitschrift für Tantztherapie 2/95, Bonn, Germany. 18-25.

1994. Mythic Animals and the Swan Lake in a Bird's Perspective Performance review.

1994. The Situation of Dance Therapy in Norway and Finland. Closing Colloquium. The First International Clinical Conference on Dance/Movement Therapy, The Language of Movement, at the Nerveklinik Spandau in Berlin, Germany, September 1-4, 1994.

1995. Suomen tanssiterapiayhdistys perustettu. In: Fysioterapia 8/95.

1995. Tanssiterapia Mielenterveystyössä. In: Jalka potkee mieli notkee. (Eds.) T. Lintunen et.al. Suomen Mielenterveysseura, Helsinki. 113-129.

1995. Terapeuttisesta tanssikasvatuksesta. Ibid, 130-132.

1995. How to Use Oneself as a Tool in Research. In: Knowledge is a Matter of Doing. (Eds.) A. Ala-Korpela, P. Paavolainen. Acta Scenica 1, Theatre Academy, Helsinki. 134-139.

1995. Dance Therapy in Finland. ADTA Annual Conference International Panel, October 20, 1995, Rye Brook, New York.

1996. Reflections from Finland after the ADTA conference 1995. Basic Attitudes. ADTA Newsletter, Spring 1996.

1996. Om karnevaler og karnevaldanser.
Tidlige versjoner av denne artikkelen er publisert i Arbeiderbladet 2, juni 1984 og i Adresseavisa 8. juni 1985.

1997. Puheenjohtajan mietteitä: Tanssiterapia, missä mennään, mistä tullaan ja mihin ollaan menossa? STTY:n jäsenuutisia.

1997. Did You Ever Climb a Tree? A Children's Multimedia Workgroup, a Way In - and Out Again. Lecture given at the 7th International Dance and the Child Conference, the Call of Forests and Lakes. July 28-August 3, 1997, Kuopio, Finland.

1998. The Seeing, Sensing Therapist Panel Introduction. Panel, Different Viewpoints on Creative Arts Therapies. The Seventh International Dance and the Child Conference, the Call of Forests and Lakes. July 28-August 3, 1997, Kuopio International Dance and Music Festival, Kuopio, Finland. Published in: E-motion 1/98 Association Dance/movement psychotherapy (ADMP), UK.
Re-Published here.

2000. About Belonging: About the Dance Base of Dance Movement Therapy. When Do We Belong? And Where? The 6th ADTA International Panel. Keynote Presentation. ADTA Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, Ocober 2000. Published by JADTA, Japan Dance Therapy Association 2001, Tokyo, Japan.

2002. The Base of Dance Movement Therapy in Norway and Finland; Different Traditions and Cultural Attitudes Toward Dance. Dance as Our Source. ADTA International Committee 2001 Report. The Seventh International Panel. ADTA Annual Conference, October 2001, Raleigh, North Carolina. Published by JADTA, October 2002, Tokyo.

2003. How can a dance movement therapist treat a hip arthrosis? Published in: E-Motion, Spring 2003. UK. Re-published here.

2003 How to Count the Hours? Published in: E-motion, Summer 2003, UK. Re-published here.

2003. Can dance movement therapy do anything to reduce overweight?

2003. Voiko tanssiterapialla keventää ylipainoa?

2003.Voiko tanssiterapialla hoitaa fibromyalgiaa?

2003. Miten tanssiterapeutti voisi hoitaa lantionkulumaa?

2003. Hvordan kan en danseterapeut behandle hofteartrose?

2003. Kan danseterapien bidra til å redusere overvekt?

2003. Hva kan danseterapien bidra med i behandling av fibromyalgi?

2003. What can dance movement therapy do for fibromyalgia? Published in: E-motion, Spring 2003, (ADMP) UK. Re-published here.

2003. Finske kvinners livssituasjon, foredrag i Samisk kvinneseminar i Tromsø, 19.11.2003.

2004. The Spirit of Dance. In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 15-18, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorizes the re-publication.

2004. My Own Ritual, the Story of My Integration and Renewal. In: American Journal of Dance Therapy, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring/Summer 2004.

2004. Ajatuksia, joita Sami Rintalan esitelmä Tromssan arkkitehti-yhdistyksessä herätti. In: Ruijan Kaiku 2/2004. Tromsö, Norway.

2004. Hva er det finske? Tanker inspirert av Sami Rintalas foredrag i Tromsö arkitektforening. In: Arkitektnytt 8/04, 2004, Oslo.

2004. Choreographing Health: Past, Present and Future. The Case of Finland. ADTA International Committee 2004 Report. ADTA Annual Conference 10th International Panel, October 7-10, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana. Published by JADTA, October 2005, Tokyo. JADTA authorizes the re-publication of the essay here.

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2005. Can Dance Therapy be Related to Spiritual Ritual? In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference, January 6-10, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorizes the re-publication of the essay.

2005. What is it that made teaching dance in Finland such a rewarding experience? In: The Proceedings of the 7th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference "The Spirit of Creativity: Its Essence in Dance and Education", October 6-10, 2005. University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Buffalo/Niagara Marriot, Buffalo, NY.

2006. What happened to the African Python Worship in Haitian Voodoo? Did the Sacred Python Disappear, Degenerate, or Generate a New Form? In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 11-14, 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorizes the re-publication of the essay here.

2006. Dance in Finland, and the Task of the Dance Therapy Educator. International Dance Movement Therapy Committee Panel. ADTA Conference 2006, Choreographing Collaboration, a Joint Conference of ADTA and NDEO.
Long Beach, California, October 19-22, 2006. Published by JADTA, October 2007, Tokyo. JADTA authorizes the re-publication here.

2007. Essay, a Possible Style of Writing on Artistic and Practise-oriented Research.
In: the Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. January 12-15 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii. The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorizes the re-publication of the essay.


2007. The Cultural, Metaphysical Base of Finnish Dance Therapy. In: The Proceedings of the CCATA 2007 Art and Natural Health International Conference, October 13-19, 2007, YongFu, GuangXi, China. The Art and Natural Health Conference authorizes the re-publication of the essay here.

2007. Global Moves. The Second International Conference on Creative Art Therapy “Art and Natural Health” in YongFu, GuanXi, October 13-19, 2007. Published by ADTA Newsletter 4/2007. Re-publication permitted by ADTA.

2007. Dance Therapy with Children, Finland and Norway. American Dance Therapy Association 13th International Panel. ADTA Conference "Dance Movement Therapy; New Currents, New Bridges", 27-30 Brooklyn, New York. In: JADTA News, October 2008, Tokyo, Japan. Re-publication permitted by JADTA.

2008. Therapeutic Dance Education, a Field of its Own Between Dance Education and Dance Therapy. In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 11-14 2008. The arrangers of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorize the re-publication of the essay here.

2008. Tromsøjenta Randi Patterson hedret av dronningen Margarethe. In: Tromsø, 04.02.2008.

2008. International Membership Committee of the ADTA. Questions for International Caucus Meeting, October 30, 2008, Austin, Texas.

2009. How did the Finnish women’s movement and dance culture both emancipate and oppress its proponents? In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 2009. The arrangers of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorize the re-publication of the essay here.

2009. How to Develop Creative Art in to Therapy. In: The Proceedings of the Arts and Natural Health International Conference, Beijing, China, August 2009. The organizer of the Arts and Natural Health International Conference authorizes the re-publication of the essay here.

2010. How is it that they had no dance, and yet they danced, and still they dance? Looking at the cultural roots and organizing principles of Finnish dancing. In: The Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 13-16, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii. The arrangers of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities authorize the re-publication of the essay here.

pil2010. Looking at the Development of Dance Therapy in Finland. Abstract. American Dance Therapy Association Conference, Poster Session, September 23-26, 2010, New York.

pil2010. "The Work of a Pioneer is a Lonely Path." Award Recipients' Reactions. ADTA Newsletter, Winter 2010.

pil2010. How to Behave in a Finnish Sauna? Abstract. In: The Proceedings of the Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities, January 9-12, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.

pil2011. The Egg and the Spiral. In: American Journal of Dance Therapy, Vol. 33, No. 2, 209-213. Publication of the American Dance Therapy Association. New York: Springer.

pil2012. Glass work of a dancetherapist, Riitta Parvia, RDMP, ADMP UK, Exhibition under the International Kuopio Dance Festival, Kuopio, Jun 2012.

pil2013. Finnish Sauna Behaviors, Dirty or Decent? In: US-China Education Review B, March 2013, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 202-211. David Publishing Co. Ca.

pil2013. What is it that you then do? Dance education as a creative, therapeutic process.

pil2013. ADMP Questionaire: Who are we, who am I? In: E-motion, Association for Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP) U.K. Quarterly, Summer 2013, Vol. XXIII No. 2. 9-10. Re-published here.

pil2013. Looking at the ways anthropological pespectives inform Dance/Movement Therapy. In: E-motion, Association for Dance/Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP) U.K., Quarterly, Summer 2013, Vol. XXIII No.2. 13-23. Re-published here.

pil2014. Is Psychotherapy the Only or Necessary Framework for Dance Therapy. To be published in the proceedings of the Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu Hawaii, January 10-13, 2015

pil2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Glassworks of Riitta Parvia. Summer exhibitions. Talli Galleria, Lieksa Art Society, Lieksa.

pil2016. What is it that works in dance therapy? E-motion, Association Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP) U.K. Quarterly, Summer 2016. Vol. XXVI No. 2.

pil 2017. Children's Colours are Dancing. Exhibition of children's paintings, summer 2017. Hyvärilä Center, Nurmes, Finland. 

pil 2018. Old-Timer Looking back. In: E-Motion, ADMP, UK. Spring 2018, Vol. XXVIII, No 1. Reprinted here.

pil 2018. Therapeutic Arts Education. In: E-Motion, ADMP, UK. Spring 2018, Vol. XXVIII, No 1. Reprinted here.

pil 2018. The spirit of ADMP. In: E-motion, Vol XXVIII, No. 2, Summer 2018.

pil 2018. Looking at past ethnographic and anthropological dance studies in the UK, and their possible meaning for dance movement psychotherapy. In: E-motion Vol. XXVIII, No..2, Summer 2018.

pil 2019. Glass works of a dance therapist, exhibition. February-March 2019, Kötsi Museum, Nurmes, Finland.

pil 2019. Riitta Parvia's collection of Chinese cloisonné enamel. February-March, Kötsi Museum, Nurmes. Lecture-demo March 15th at 3.00 p.m.  

pil 2019. Children's colours are dancing II, exhibition May 1-11, 2019, Nurmes Library. Lecture:Therapeutic dance education, May 2. at 5.00 p.m.

Contact information: Riitta Parvia - Eteläinen Kauppatori 2, SF 75 500 Nurmes, Finland - riitta.parvia@gmail.com