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Sensing Movement - A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium

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Sensing Movement: A Dance, Health and Wellbeing Symposium with focus on crafting connection, building community and sustaining dance and health practice, this symposium offers the opportunity for health practitioners, movers, teachers, students and those searching to connect in new ways through the moving body.

The Symposium kindly funded by South Dublin County Council and supported by the Meath Foundation will comprise of movement workshops, panel discussions, short presentations and film screenings from diverse voices including artists David Leventhal (Programme Director, Dance for Parkinsons Disease), Miranda Tufnell (UK based dance maker and artist working in the field of healthcare - recently published her insightful book: When I Open My Eyes), Dr Jenny Elliot (Chief Executive at Northern Ireland based ArtsCare), Dr Glenna Batson (Professor Emeritus | Independent Scholar & Researcher. Embodied Cognition - Dance Engaging Science), Ailish Claffey (Dance Artist in Residence Tallaght Hospital), Deirdre Glenfield (Visual Artist in Residence Tallaght Hospital), Hazel Hodgins (Dance Ireland), Carolann Courtney (Kildare Arts and Health Specialist). Panel discussions will be moderated by Dr Rónán Collins (Director of Stroke Services and Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght Hospital) and Katherine Atkinson (Professional Development Manager at Create, national development agency for collaborative arts).

'The Dance Back Home' a video documentary created with patients and staff in the Age Related Unit in Tallaght Hospital by Artists in Residence Ailish Claffey and Deirdre Glenfield will be screened for the first time. Panel discussions will be moderated by Dr Rónan Cóllins (Director of Stroke Services and Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght Hospital) and Katherine Atkinson (Create).

The symposium is jointly curated by Alison Baker Kerrigan (Programme Manager for The National Centre for Arts and Health), Tallaght Hospital and Ailish Claffey (Movement and Dance Specialist and Dancer in Residence) Tallaght Hospital. The day promises to deliver a wonderful opportunity for all health practitioners, movers, teachers, students and those searching to connect in new ways through the moving body.

**The Morning Dance Workshop tickets are limited to 35 places

Purchase both tickets to enjoy the full day experience €35


WORKING SCHEDULE JULY 28TH

09.00-09.30 Registration

09.30-11.30 David Leventhal - Dance for PD Workshop / Insight (2hr)

11.30-12.00 Tea Break & Registration for Symposium (30min)

12.00-12.10 Ailish Claffey NCAH introduction & welcome (10min)

12.10-14.10 Miranda Tufnell introduction, practical session - drawing on The Breath of Fresh Air Project (2hr)

14.10-14.30 Ailish Claffey & Deirdre Glenfield introduction, artist in residence and screening of dance documentary The Dance Back Home (20mins)

14.30-14.50 Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Rónán Collins (Gerontologist, Tallaght Hospital). Panel: Miranda Tufnell, David Leventhal, Deirdre Glenfield, Ailish Claffey & Gillian Harte (Senior Physiotherapist, Stroke Rehabilitation).

14.50-15.20 Tea Break (30mins)

15.20-16.20 Dr. Glenna Batson interactive taster session on Rest (1hr)

16.20-17.20 Dr. Jenny Elliot movement based workshop on Brain Trauma (1hr)

17.20-17.40 Hazel & Carolann co-present. Dance Ireland & Kildare Arts, Maynooth Summer School & introduce new links and projects etc (20mins)

17.40-18.00 Panel discussion, moderated by Katherine Atkinson (Create). Panel: Glenna Batson, Dr. Jenny Elliot, Carolann Courtney, Hazel Hodgins


18.00-18.30 (Optional) Screening of Dance for PD film Gravity and Grace (30mins)


MOVEMENT BASED WORKSHOPS PRESENTED BY:

David Leventhal is a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 100 communities in 1 7 countries. He leads classes for people with Parkinson's disease around the world and trains other teachers in the Dance for PD® approach around the world. He's co-produced three volumes of a successful At Home DVD series for the program and has been instrumental in initiating and designing innovative projects involving live streaming and Moving Through Glass, a dance-based Google Glass App for people with Parkinson's. He received the 2016 World Parkinson Congress Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson's Community and was a co-recipient of the 2013 Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award from the Parkinson's Unity Walk. Leventhal has written about dance and Parkinson's for such publications as Dance Gazette and Room 217, and has a chapters about the program in two recently published books: Moving Ideas: Multimodal Learning in Communities and Schools (Peter Lang), and Creating Dance: A Traveler's Guide (Hampton Press). He is in demand as a speaker at international conferences and symposiums, and has spoken about the intersection of dance, Parkinson's and health at the Lincoln Center Global Exchange, Edinburgh International Culture Summit, University of Michigan, Rutgers, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Brown, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, Tufts, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège (Belgium), among others. He serves on the boards of the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center's Arts and Humanities Program. Leventhal designed and currently teaches a pioneering dance-based elective course that is part of the Narrative Medicine curriculum at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. He's featured in the award-winning 2014 documentary Capturing Grace directed by Dave Iverson. As a dancer, he performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group from 1997-2011, appearing in principal roles in Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, and Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet, on Motifs of Shakespeare. Leventhal received a 2010 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for his performing career with Mark Morris. He graduated from Brown University with honors in English Literature.

09.30-11.30 David Leventhal - Dance for PD Workshop / Insight (2hr)

David will lead a dance workshop aimed at those with Parkinson’s Disease, their spouses, carers etc. All are welcome. Come and experience the joy of moving together. ………..

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Miranda Tufnell is a dance artist, Alexander teacher and craniosacral therapist. Trained initially at LSCD and Cunningham Studio New York, she then worked to develop a more personal movement language through skills developed from Contact Improvisation, Release work, Tai' Chi and bodywork. She has been showing her work in galleries and theatres in the UK and abroad since 1976 often creating site-specific events with light & sound environments. Collaboration has been a rich and vital aspect of this, working with dancers, musicians and visual artists particularly with commissions from Dance Umbrella with artist, David Ward and musician Sylvia Hallett (Huge Veil Riverside Studio’s and In the Grain shown at Tramway Edinburgh, Riverside Studios, All Saints Newcastle and State Opera House Skopje, Macedonia.) Pneuma 2014 is her latest collaboration.

In 2016 with Rosettalife she made a piece Redefining Beauty with 12 elders for the Victoria and Albert Museum to accompany their Julia Cameron exhibition. Miranda’s work, body and imagination, explores movement as the 'language' of the body's sensory and inner experience. She teaches widely throughout the country including several years at Dartington College of Arts, and at Fellside Alexander School. With Chris Crickmay she co-authored two handbooks on sourcing creative work Body Space Image (1990) and A Widening Field (2004) as well as a film for the Open University on making dance for non-dancers.

From 1990-2004 she worked part-time within the NHS for a GP surgery in rural Cumbria. This developed into a four year arts and health project, a Breath of Fresh Air for people living with chronic illness. In this she was joined by dance artist Tim Rubidge and writer Brenda Mallon. Her latest book When I Open My Eyes (2017) draws on these experiences. She has been Visiting Professor in dance and performance at Coventry University and Visiting Tutor at UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) on their MA Dance and Somatic Wellbeing. www.mirandatufnell.co.uk

“I am reminded of tales of other cultures, other systems of belief, where the dream state is given value and seen as possessing a reality as strong as that of the material things of every day, where waking is a transition from one world to another.” Performance Magazine Review of In the Grain

12.10-14.10 Miranda Tufnell introduction, practical session - drawing on The Breath of Fresh Air Project (2hr)

A Breath of Fresh Air: dance artist Miranda Tufnell will lead a session drawn from a four year arts and health project across 4 GP surgeries in rural Cumbria and Northumberland.

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Dr. Jenny Elliott is a dancer, choreographer and Chief Executive of Arts Care Northern Ireland. She received the Belfast City Council Award for Enhancing Healthcare through Dance-based Programmes (1999) and the Unison Award for Development of Creative Programmes that Enhance Healthcare (2006). Find out more: www.artscare.co.uk

16.20-17.20

Dr. Jenny Elliot movement based workshop on Brain Trauma (1hr)

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Dr. Glenna Batson, ScD, PT, MA

Professor Emeritus | Independent Scholar & Researcher

Embodied Cognition - Dance Engaging Science

For four decades, Glenna Batson has sourced from multiple discourses as catalysts for teaching, research, advocacy, and artistic and personal growth. Glenna has honed a trans-disciplinary approach to embodied movement, bridging between theory and practice within dance, human movement science and somatic education (Somatics). Currently an independent teacher, researcher and lecturer, Glenna is a former dancer (MA, dance education, 1978). She went on to earn a masters and doctorate in physical therapy (neurology) (1983/2006), and remains professor emeritus (Winston-Salem State University) and research associate professor (department of health and exercise science) at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, USA). She was pivotal in the early establishment of IADMS (International Association of Dance Medicine and Science). Faculty of the American Dance Festival (1986-2014) and the Hollins/ADF M.F.A. (2006-2013), Glenna is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in dance education, with residences at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and the Universities of Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia. Glenna’s training also is steeped in Somatics, including a four-year apprenticeship with Irene Dowd in Ideokinesis (1977-1981) and qualification in the Alexander Technique (1989). Recent published research includes the effects of improvisational dance on agency in Parkinson’s, and comparative qualities of tactile and visual imagery in movement creation. Her recent endeavor in creative practice, human origami, explores body folding through collaborative art making, science and Somatics. (www.humanorigami.com). In 2014, she published two books, Body and Mind in Motion: Dance and Neuroscience in Conversation and Dance (with Margaret Wilson), Somatics and Spiritualities: Contemporary Sacred Narratives (co-editor and contributor). She has written on the subject of intentional rest within dance for the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, and her chapter, Dancers Need Rest appears in the 2017 IADMS e-textbook, Dancer Wellness. She recently relocated to Ireland from the US, and currently serves as an independent teacher, researcher and lecturer. At 68 years young, she remains inspired by many inroads to embodied knowledge – contemplative to expressive, artistic to scientific, and believes movement is integral to meeting today’s societal challenges.

www.glennabatson.com www.at-easealexander.net

15.20-16.20 Dr. Glenna Bateson interactive taster session on Rest (1hr)

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PRESENTERS | MODERATORS | PANEL | CONTRIBUTORS

Dr. Rónán Collins MD (UCC 1992 & TCD 2002) FRCP (Lond) FRCPI FESO- Director of Stroke Services and Consultant in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght Hospital since 2005. Fellow of the Royal; College of Physicians of London and Ireland and Fellow of the European stroke Organisation. Member of the National Cardiovascular Working Group and Irish Heart Foundation council on stroke

Special clinical and research interests include stroke, atrial fibrillation, arts in health, dementia, public awareness of risk factors for stroke and telemedicine.

Project lead on Arts Council & Meath Foundation funded Stroke - A narrative in contemporary Irish Music and poetryresulting in the composition Bewitchedby composer Ian Wilson and anthology The healing Stationby poet Michael McCarthy

Co-founder of digital reminiscence project REMPAD at DCU (winner of the Enterprise Med In Irelandaward /DCU annual commercialization award in 2013). Clinical Senior Lecturer in Stroke Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and an Honorary Research Fellow at NUI Maynooth.

Introduced Irelands first acute stroke Telemedicine network in Dublin MidLeinster (2009) winning HSE innovation grant & national healthcare Innovation awards in 2011.

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Ailish Claffey is a dance artist and movement practitioner with an interest in health, wellbeing and older people. Specialising in choreological studies, Ailish works in a collaborative capacity exploring and creating work that examines the complexity of human relationships. BETWEEN SPIRIT AND SKIN Ailish’s most recent solo, created in response to experience working as dancer in residence at Tallaght Hospital, was presented at RUA RED Gallery as part of Oil & Water June 2016. As a founding member of HAVOC Dance and Curator of 2016 Kildare Dance and Movement Summer School / Dance and Health Seminar in collaboration with Kildare Arts Specialist, Carolann Courtney, Ailish continues her links with Kildare and is in Residence at McAuley Place, Naas. Ailish leads weekly dance classes for those with Parkinsons Disease at DanceHouse, kindly supported by Dance Ireland. Professional development includes teacher training with David Leventhal, Mark Morris Dance Company and renowned Functional Anatomist Irene Dowd (NYC). 2017 will see Ailish entering her third and most extensive residency yet for The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght Hospital with thanks to funding from South Dublin County Council and The Arts Council, Ireland.

E: ailishclaffeydance@gmail.com W: ailishclaffeydance.wordpress.com | havocdance.com

14.10-14.30 Ailish Claffey & Deirdre Glenfield introduction, artist in residence and screening of dance documentary The Dance Back Home (20mins)

Ailish and Deirdre will screen new dance documentary The Dance Back Home, kindly funded by South Dublin County Council. They will talk about the role and all it encompasses of working as artist in residence within a health care setting.

Carolann Courtney is Arts and Wellbeing Specialist with (KCC) Kildare County Council Arts Service. Carolann has held the post of Arts and Wellbeing Specialist for County Kildare since 2013. In conjunction with KCC Arts Service she programmes and delivers the arts and health portfolio for the county with responsibility for dance. In this role she supports both the artist and participant to deliver and engage in cultural and artistic programmes that actively encourage participation and promote wellbeing. This includes: Past Times Community Choir: A music and health initiative of choral singing to support those living with dementia.

The Creative Well: Now an arts and health residency as “This Must Be the Place”, developed with collaborator artists Emma Finucane and Dominic Thorpe, Riverbank Arts Centre and the HSE.

A Space and Place to Move: A dance and health residency with Ailish Claffey and McAuley Place.

These are ongoing works that adapt and grow with the need of both artist and participant.

The work supported by the arts and health coordinator considers not just the health element of the individual in terms of sickness and / or absence thereof, but that of the individual’s complete wellbeing. She has interpreted this as a means to examine the impact that arts, community, societal structures, the environment has on the mental and physical wellbeing of the individual.

She feels that art is a catalyst for discussion, exploration, research and production. She uses her position as Arts and Wellbeing coordinator to explore the accessibility of the arts in the county. By this she means to investigate how do all service providers develop a programme of inclusiveness? How do we develop a programme of work that encourages engagement from all members of our community - with dignity, respect and compassion.

For further information:

www.kildare.ie/artsservice

www.thecreativewell.weebly.com

www.kildaredance.weebly.com

Facebook: ArtsInCoKildare / Twitter: @ArtsInCoKildare

Contact Info:

carolanncourtney@kwaras.ie

083 1709589

17.20-17.40 Hazel & Carolann co-present. Dance Ireland & Kildare Arts, Maynooth Summer School & introduce new links and projects etc (20mins)

Presentation Description:

Carolann Courtney, Kildare County Councils Arts and Health Specialist will showcase some of the work from 2016/2017’s dance and health programme. She will pose questions on what it is to coordinate dance and health in the community. What are the differences between the acute and community settings? What work can be done with both professionals and community participants in the room? What supports local authorities can give to professional dance practitioners? She also wants to reflect on the impact dance has had on the communities she works with in the county. The possibility that comes from open and honest collaboration and the importance of saying yes to chance.

Hazel Hodgins is the Programme Manager for Dance Ireland. Within this role she is responsible for interpreting the needs of the Dance Ireland membership to imagine and implement the organisation’s training and development activities, as well as the access & participation initiatives. Hazel delivers these initiatives on a local, regional, national and international level. Hazel works to continuously develop new and existing partnerships as well as the reach and impact of the Dance Ireland programme of activities now and for the future. Hazel holds a BA in Voice and Dance (Dance) where her focus for her final year research was designing a pedagogical framework for dance for older people which reflected current research in the area. She also completed the MA in Festive Arts on full scholarship, where her research focused on the place of live art in an increasingly digital world. She graduated from both with first class honours from the University of Limerick. Hazel is a board member of the European DanceHouse Network.

Dance Ireland is a member-led national resource organisation supporting the work of Irish and resident dance artists and companies by providing residency, showcase, research, commissioning and networking opportunities at local, national and international levels.

Operating on an all-island basis, Dance Ireland also manages DanceHouse, located in central Dublin - a working base for a range of dance practitioners and a hub for the wider dance community. Dance Ireland is an active member of EDN, has participated in key EU funded network projects, including modul-dance, E-Motional Bodies and Cities, Communicating Dance and LÉIM, and is currently involved in a new project: 360 Degrees; Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance under the Erasmus Plus programme.

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Deirdre Glenfield lives in Loughshinny, Skerries, Co. Dublin. She gained a BA (Hons) Visual Arts Practice, IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, and a Rhodec Diploma in Interior Design, Griffith College, Dublin. She also has a background in General & Paediatric Nursing.

Deirdres solo show Henriettas Danceat deAppendix’s alternative art space, Blackrock, Co Dublin in 2013 was critically well received. She has exhibited in a broad range of arts spaces - temporary, commercial, public spaces and studios, including Rua Red Community Arts Centre café; Market Studios, Dublin; Tallaght Hospital; Block T, Dublin; O’Connell Bridge, Dublin; Irish Philosophical Society’s Cultural Day at Townley Hall, Co Meath in November 2015.

Deirdre has worked collaboratively with groups such as Autonomous Republic of Creative Practitioners and on projects including, ‘Temporary Autonomous Zone’, ‘Tactic Project’, Redundant, ‘Temporary Measures’ and ‘Lying in Wait’.

Her work was exhibited at the 18th IPOS World Congress - ‘Psycho- Oncology, Science, Art & Practice Bridging the Gaps’ in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin October 2016; Seminar for International Perspectives on Arts and Health at the Trinity Centre for Learning and Development, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, May 2015; Gender, Medicine and the Body Conference at Trinity College Dublin, March 2015.

Deirdre published her case study about her Tallaght Hospital Artist-in- Residence project ‘Lying in Wait’ on http://www.artsandhealth.ie/ in June 2015

She has received several residency awards such as Artist-in-Residence, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24; The Boathouse Residency, Loughshinny, Co. Dublin, through Fingal County Council; The Digital Media Residency Award at Fire Station Studios, Dublin 1

14.10-14.30 Ailish Claffey & Deirdre Glenfield introduction, artist in residence and screening of dance documentary The Dance Back Home (20mins)

Ailish and Deirdre will screen new dance documentary The Dance Back Home, kindly funded by South Dublin County Council. They will talk about the role and all it encompasses of working as artist in residence within a health care setting.

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Katherine Atkinson, Professional Development at Create - the national development agency for collaborative arts.

Katherine is an arts & professional development manager, musician and performer. At Create, Katherine has managed several public art commissions where she was responsible for liaising with artists, commissioners and communities. These include: the South Lee Mental Health Unit, Cork (Per Cent for Art Commission) Blackrock Hall, Primary Care Centre, Cork; Typecast in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and Coolmine Therapeutic Community and most recently the Tolka Public Art Commission with Dublin City Council and Fingal and Meath County Councils. Katherine was manager/ trainer for Extending Architecture: an Arts Council training and professional development initiative in 2016 and also manages Professional Development and Project Support for Create. In this role she is responsible for the management of the Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, which since 2002, has supported more than 300 artists - visual artists, writers, theatre practitioners, musicians, film makers, architects and dancers who have worked with many diverse communities of place/and or interest. In 2005 Katherine represented Create managing the community based programme as part of Cork’s European Capital of Culture, and the Credit Union Residencies’ programme. She holds a Diploma in Teaching (Arts) SACAE, a Certificate of Music TAFE, a Diploma in Theatre and Drama Studies from NUI Maynooth and an MA in Public Culture Studies from Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She is a member of the Edges and Margins Collective and also Visual Arts Ireland, the representative body for professional artists in Ireland.


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Gillian is a physiotherapist who specialises in stroke rehabilitation and rehabilitation of the older person in the age-related department of Tallaght hospital. She has sought to explore how her interest in the performing arts can be married with physiotherapy to enrich patient experience and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. Through her collaboration with dancer in residence Ailish Claffey, Gillian has developed an interest in discovering how dance can help to promote normal movement after brain injury, as well as improving patient participation and promoting physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.

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Juan Urbina is a dance artist from Venezuela currently based in Ireland. Following extensive training in contemporary dance with “Escuela Taller de Danza de Caracas” Juan has performed in dance and dance-theatre productions, dance projects and companies nationally and internationally. His works are mainly about social inclusion, he approaches the matters of society working with the people with less resources and disabilities, it is his way to help, protest, experiment and push the boundaries of dance.


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