DANCE FOR WELLBEING

DANCE FOR WELLBEING

Image by Robert Wagner

Let’s move!

This class keeps individuals moving in a fun, welcoming and safe environment. 

Our teachers will guide you through exercises that enhance and maintain mobility, flexibility, balance, posture, coordination, and strength. All activities are all easily modifiable for various levels of mobility. 

We use music and movement styles from around the world in ways that are interesting, creative, fun and lively.

Dance for Wellbeing is perfect for people who want a gentle class that is fun and engaging. It’s great for good physical and metal health, lifting your spirits and making friends. It’s fantastic for people with conditions such as arthritis, who have had a stroke or have a neurological disorder such as Multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  The class is supported by Dance for Parkinson’s Australia. 

Discover or rediscover the joy of movement and dance with us.

All are welcome; no previous dance experience required! 

VENUE:  BRUNSWICK SCHOOL OF DANCE

 444 HIGH STREET PRESTON

DAY & TIME  MONDAYS 2-3PM (during Victorian public school term dates)

 

The Archivists - film and live work Aug 2018

The Archivist - image Andrew Garton

The Archivists are from an unknown place. They appear at twilight. They travel through towns and cities, across plains and over mountains, to distant shores in many lands. They collect words, phrases and stories of everyday triumphs, false friends, precious treasures and of journeys undertaken. They distil and transform these experiences into single gestures repeated over and over until their bodies absorb and understand the depth and meaning of an experience.

The Archivists wear paper clothing covered in invisible words. Their heads are illuminated, to see and read in the dark. Like human statues, they move almost imperceptibly, pausing to recollect a gesture, and the person from whom that gesture came.

This work is an intersection of my personal practice, Ausdance Victoria work, a Creative Suburbs project, managed by the City of Whittlesea, funded by Creative Victoria.

Filming takes place in early August 2018. It's not too late for local performers (northern Melbourne Metropolitan) to join us for this exquisite experience. Background information can be found on my blog https://finelinescreativebody.wordpress.com/2018/07/05/the-archivists/

Please contact me if you'd like to know more.

Conference wrap up

I presented at the 9th Arts and Health conference in Sydney a couple of weeks ago and met amazing animator, Emma J Lazenby, Director, ForMed Films, who is doing terrific things in the Arts for Health space. She created this of me, while I was talking about the importance of dance and keeping on dancing....

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9th Annual International Arts and Health Conference – The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing

On Tuesday 31 October I will present Teaching Dance to Ageing Populations and a workshop on Aesthetics and Agency: The Art of Good Dance Programs for Seniors at the 9th Annual International Arts and Health Conference – The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing – from October 30 to November 1 at the Art Gallery of NSW. For information visit www.artsandhealth.org.au

For the conference blog, Are we ready for the senior demand?, based on my presentation, click here.

 

Image: Stirling Rank

Image: Stirling Rank

Sunday 29 October 2017

Article in The Age, pg 10 and online . This report explores the value of dance for creative and healthy ageing, It speaks about my work with Fine Lines, Ausdance Victoria and promotes my presentation Teaching Dance to Ageing Populations, and workshop on Aesthetics and Agency: The Art of Good Dance Programs for Seniors at the 9th Annual International Arts and Health Conference – The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Sydney.

 

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