DANscienCE MOVING WELL

PRESENTED BY FORM DANCE PROJECTS AND RIVERSIDE THEATRES
DIRECTED BY LIZ LEA

PATRON: DR GRAHAM FARQUHAR AO
Senior Australian of the Year 2018
The important point to note, however, is that as a dancer I made a wonderful biophysicist.”

DANscienCE Moving Well

This one-day event at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, curated by award winning dance artist Liz Lea (Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance – Australian Dance Awards 2017), features performances, films and a forum with guest artists and health specialists moderated by arts journalist, Caroline Baum.

DANscienCE Moving Well explores the nexus between dance and science in the fields of health, well-being and longevity. Moving Well promotes creativity in all ages and the way in which current research and practice in the areas of dance and health bring value to our bodies and minds at varying stages of life.

We have 15 speakers hailing from across Australia and from the US and UK who will cover areas including mental health, connection to country, technique, mixed abilities and recovery from illness. We have presentations ranging from movement in babies to a performance by the living dance legend Eileen Kramer, who is 103 years of age.

RIVERSIDE THEATRES
PARRAMATTA

SATURDAY, 2 JUNE 2018
TALKS   PERFORMANCES   FILMS

LENNOX THEATRE
10AM

Liz Lea (ACT/AUS)
DANscienCE Director, independent choreographer and performer

Introducing DANscienCE Moving Well, a day of talks, performances and films – a surprising and unexpected program from its inception in 2013 at CSIRO Discovery Canberra to 2015 at QUT, to Moving Well 2018 in Western Sydney.

Professor Gene Moyle (QLD/AUS)
Head of School, School of Creative Practice, QUT, Creative Industries Faculty
Opening Address
The Psychology of Moving Well

Professor Kate Stevens (NSW/AUS)
Director, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development Western Sydney University
Keynote Presentation
The Body Knows: Distributed and Embodied Cognition in Contemporary Dance

MORNING TEA BREAK

LENNOX THEATRE

Short Performance
Offbeat Dance Group– Dance for People with Parkinson’s (ACT/AUS)
Featuring Offbeat Dance Group members and Dance for Parkinson’s workshop leaders.
(Dance for Parkinson’s Workshop Friday June 1 – registrations here)

Erica Rose Jeffrey (QLD/AUS)
Director and lead teacher, Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and
Nadeesha Kalyani (QLD)
PhD research student at QUT and physiotherapist
Presentation
Effects of Dance for Parkinson’s on gait, dual-tasking and quality of life in Parkinson’s disease 

Dr James Oldham (NSW/AUS)
Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong. Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatrist
CAMHS Adolescent Inpatient Service & Adolescent Day Unit
Presentation
Movement as an effective therapy for trauma and depression

Dr Luke Hopper (WA/AUS)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University Perth
Presentation
The biomechanical irony of dance expertise

The GOLDs (ACT/AUS)
Grand Finale
Choreographed by Martin del Amo (NSW/AUS)
The Golds (Growing Old Disgracefully) are a group of Canberrans aged 60-90 years, who after retiring from a diversity of careers, now live to dance. They break the stereotype that dance is only for the young and bring into the spotlight, the intelligence and insight that age can reveal.
Grand Finale, choreographed by Martin del Amo, is an extract of Great Sport! a site-specific dance work, presented at the National Museum of Australia for World Health Day 2016. Great Sport! celebrated the legacy of Australian movement, sporting history and health and well-being. The work was awarded a 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance under the direction of Liz Lea.

12:30 PM1:30PM  LUNCH BREAK
A short performance by young performers in the STARTTS Capoeira Angola Project Bantu lead by Mestre Roxinho.
Riverside Courtyard 

Following the lunch break the Speakers Program continues in both the Lennox and Rafferty’s Theatres between 1.30 PM to 3 PM.

Dr Jeff Meiners (EdD) (SA/AUS)
Lecturer, School of Education, University of South Australia.
Presentation
Exploring the effects of dance on mental wealth across generations

Gwen Korebrits (NSW/AUS)
CEO & Co-founder Dance Health Alliance
Presentation
Inviting people to find Freedom Through Movement

Vicky Malin (UK)
Independent Dance Artist
Presentation
A presentation detailing creative practice in relation to encounters with professionals working in neurological and rehabilitation research to explore the movement and connections of her hands.

Rachel O’Loughlin (NSW/AUS)
Paediatric Physiotherapist Eurobodalla Community Health Service
Presentation
Dance of the Newborn; The Origins of Intentional Movement

Dr Christopher Knowlton (USA)
Manager of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Presentation
A professional dancer, motion analysis scientist and cancer-survivor, Christopher Knowlton traces the path that dance and science has carved through his winding career, a myriad of current projects and unexpected turns of health.

Jo Clancy (NSW/AUS)
Director of the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers
Presentation
Sum of our Ancestors

Janet Karin OAM (VIC/AUS)
Professional Associate, University of Canberra
Presentation
Developing ballet students’ creativity through implicit learning and sensori-kinetic feedback. 

Dr Shakeh Momartin (NSW/AUS)
Senior Researcher and Clinical Psychologist
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors
STARTTS Capoeira Angola Project Bantu; Counselling in Motion

PANEL DISCUSSION
3 to 4 PM – LENNOX THEATRE
Panel discussion with guest speakers including DANscienCE Patron, Professor Graham Farquhar AO, Dr Christopher Knowlton, Professor Gene Moyle and Vicky Malin, moderated by Caroline Baum, author and journalist.

4:30 PM – FILM SCREENING with Q & A, moderated by Dr. Amanda Card
RAFFERTY’S THEATRE – (Limited capacity – only included in premium package Forum+Films+RED)
On View: Icons (excerpts)
Sue Healey
Since its inception in 2015, (Carriageworks video installation) the On View: Icons series has evolved into a collection of portraits of dance artists whose legacies deserve to be remembered. For DANscienCE Moving Well, Sue Healey will show film excerpts featuring dance luminaries Lucette Aldous AC, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, Nanette Hassall AM and centenarian Eileen Kramer who will make a live appearance. Screening followed by Q & A with Sue Healey.
Duration:  60 minutes includes Film (approx. 30mins) and Q&A
Classification: G 

5.30 PM – FILM SCREENING
RAFFERTY’S THEATRE – (Limited capacity – only included in premium package Forum+Films+RED)
MICHELLE’S STORY
Meryl Tankard
Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard, in her filmmaking debut, creates an inspirational portrait of dancer Michelle Ryan whose passion and courage has enabled her to overcome life-shattering personal adversity. At the peak of her career, Michelle Ryan was one of Australia’s leading artists, dancing under the direction of Meryl Tankard at the Australian Dance Theatre. From there she toured the world until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Michelle’s Story is an uplifting story that offers insight into the world of dance and disability and the liberating power of art.
Duration:  30 Minute film
Classification: PG

PERFORMANCE
8 PM – LENNOX THEATRE
1 -2 JUNE
RED
A new solo by Liz Lea
2017 ACT Artist of the Year
A tale told by one woman with a particular take on how time passes for us all. Let Liz Lea get you in touch with your mischievous self in this new and captivating work about the temporal workings of your own body.
Read more here RED
Duration:  55 minutes
Sensitive material – this performance contains references to illness, endometriosis, surgery and fertility.
(Patrons have the option to choose Friday June 1 or Saturday June 2 evening performance of RED in DANscienCE package)

DSMW Speakers Program

DSMW Biographies

 Tickets
Adult Package
$65* – $75*
Seniors/Concession Package
$38* – $45*

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