the value of artistry in dance and health

Last week I was delighted to speak at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference on a topic that is very important to me and was the basis for my research into the role of the dance artist in Community practice. 'The value of artistry in dance and health...' argues the need for a shift in focus from rationale and best practice, to artistry and the creative integrity of the individual artist. Here I share with you the presentation that I gave with a few amendments to make it more suitable for reading:

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dance for health, an alternative approach...

Since summer 2016 I have been commissioned as Artistic Consultant for Dance for Health Rotterdam to bring together their artistic vision, the voices and opinions of their teaching artists and dancers with Rheumatism, Parkinson's and MS into a coherent and inspiring professional development programme for their artists which is first and foremost driven by artistic integrity.

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