York co-sponsors first national event on dance and well-being

York University is a co-sponsor of “The First National Symposium for Dance and Well-Being: Collaborative Advancing Research and Practice” Nov. 4 and 5 at Canada’s National Ballet School.

dance-symposiumThe goal of this first-ever national event is to initiate discussion of dance and well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective and focus on three themes: theory (influences, inspirations and interdisciplinarity); methods (challenges, strategies and results); and practice (fields and applications).

It is a two-day symposium presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT) of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, with the support of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), Université du Québec à Montréal’s dance department, Concordia University, Université de Montréal’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal, and York University. The event will present research on dance and well-being and provide various learning opportunities as participants exchange expertise.

In spring of 2016, dancers and dance therapists working in various settings, health professionals from diverse fields and students and researchers in dance, health and related disciplines were invited to submit proposals for oral presentations, posters and experiential workshops to help map this new interdisciplinary field of inquiry and practice.

During the two days, there will be presentations, workshops, discussion groups and panels, along with keynote speakers Sylvie Fortin, PhD and Patricia McKinley, PhD, both of Montreal.

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