The ISSC exists for;
- To further relational intelligence through investigating Somatic Communication. Somatic communication lies within a territory that has been left out of the experiential equation, that which is not identifiable as either Mind or Body, because it is neither one more than the other.
- To develop transferable skills, developed by dancers and affiliate researchers, for populations who will benefit from multi-level communication, communication that not only happens through multiple modes, but on multiple scales because of the investiture of the somatic.
- To engage dance and movement practices in the development of strategic investigation, research practices, and research outcomes.