Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing

19/04/21 to 19/04/21
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Online event
Bodies of Evidence: Contribution of Dance to Health and Wellbeing

About the Event

A virtual symposium for researchers, practitioners, participants, policymakers and others interested in how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape is being held on Monday 19 April.

There is wide agreement within the field on the evidence of the positive benefits of dance. However, what are the distinctive aesthetic, artistic and creative contributions that dance can make to health and wellbeing and which methodologies can capture them best? What implications do these discussions have for the impact agenda?

The symposium will include:

  • Presentation of a systematic literature review (under review) that synthesizes understandings of the aesthetic, artistic and creative contributions that Dance makes to Health and Wellbeing across the lifecourse from the report’s authors; Associate Professor Kerry Chappell, Professor Emma Redding, Veronica Jobbins, Dr Sue Smith, Dr Rebecca Stancliffe and Ursula Crickmay.
  • Debate on how practitioners and the participants they work with are involved in researching dance and health and wellbeing, drawing on findings from the research.
  • Breakout discussions sharing ideas and possibilities for future research.
  • Panel discussion including Nikki Crane (Nikki Crane Associates and Programme Lead, Arts Health & Wellbeing King’s College London), Fergus Early OBE (Artistic Director, Green Candle Dance Company) and Dr Sarah Houston (Deputy Head, School of Arts, University of Roehampton).

This event is organised as part of a research project Dance for Health: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies Project, funded by the University of Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, led by researchers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Exeter and Dance in Devon.

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