Bodies of Evidence, a virtual symposium on 19 April, explores how we research and evaluate the contribution of dance to health and wellbeing within the wider arts and health landscape.

There is wide agreement within the field on the evidence of the positive benefits of dance. However, what are the distinctive aesthetic, artistic and creative contributions that dance can make to health and wellbeing and which methodologies can capture them best? What implications do these discussions have for the impact agenda?

This event is organised as part of a research project Dance for Health: Debating and Moving Forward Methodologies Project, funded by the University of Exeter Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, led by researchers from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Exeter and Dance in Devon.

Who is this symposium for? 
Researchers, practitioners, participants, policymakers and anyone interested in the field of dance and health


  • Presentation of a systematic literature review
  • Debate on how practitioners and the participants they work with are involved in researching dance and health and wellbeing, drawing on findings from the research
  • Breakout discussions sharing ideas and possibilities for future research
  • Panel discussion.

This is a free event, limited places available.
Date: Monday 19 April 2021
Time: 2-5pm



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