The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is hosting its 32nd annual conference at the University of Limerick from 28-31 October 2022, with over 500 professionals in the field of dance medicine and science expected to attend.
The conference will include live, in-person sessions, as well as offering live stream and recorded presentations to increase accessibility. All attendees will have access to the event on-demand for six weeks after the live conference via the conference app.
There is an extensive Dance for Health programme which includes the following Special Interest Group presentations:
- The role of dance in cancer care (31 October): David Rodriguez, Artistic Director of the international dance & health festival Girona en Moviment, and Emily Jenkins, Founder of Move Dance Feel, the UK’s first company offering dance to women affected by cancer.
- Dance – a life line (30 October): Åsa N. Åström, Head of Dance Health and Community Dance at Balettakademien Stockholm, and Sara Houston, Professor of Dance and Community Engagement at the University of Roehampton.
- Mindful movement as a diagnostic tool (30 October): Christina Soriano, Associate Professor of Dance and the Vice Provost for the Arts and Interdisciplinary Initiatives at Wake Forest University; Clare Guss-West, former professional dancer, choreographer, holistic health practitioner and author specializing in mindful attentional focus and dance; Jo-Anne La Flèche, clinical and performance psychologist; Daisy Bremmer, somatic coach.
Check out the conference programme here.