Case Studies (14 results)
Dance Bualadh Bos
Dance Bualadh Bos is a creative performance project, led by dance artists Ailish Claffey and Philippa Donnellan, and developed for and with older age communities in County Kildare. The project culminated in the creation of an original dance performance, presented privately to participants and to public audiences.
Creative Movement Workshops in County Wexford Day Centres
Dance artist Vivian Brodie Hayes details the methods and learnings from delivering standalone creative movement workshops to older people across 11 day care centres in County Wexford, supported by Creative Ireland’s Age Friendly Programme and Wexford County Council Arts Department.
Reels on Wheels
Reels on Wheels is an inclusive adaptive Irish céilí dance programme developed by and for wheelchair users in collaboration with Munster Academy of Dance, during a pilot feasibility project in Limerick. The programme now runs weekly in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s Dunraven Centre, Limerick.
Yes, But Do You Care?
A transdisciplinary arts project exploring dementia family care-giving and Ireland’s new capacity legislation. Initiated and led by visual artist Marie Brett, working with dance artist and choreographer Philip Connaughton and members of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network.
Some Dance to Remember
Some Dance to Remember is an inclusive dance research project using adaptive Irish céilí dance and traditional Irish music for people living with dementia and their professional carers.
Freedom to Fly | Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People
Freedom to Fly, hosted by MusicAlive, is an interdisciplinary, participatory project that engages older people in collaboration with Helga Deasy (choreographer and dancer) and Susan McManamon (musician and choir leader).
Le Pont des Arts (The Bridge of Arts)
Le Pont des Arts is a non-profit artistic company working in the paediatric departments of Brussels’ main hospitals. For 21 years, six artists (currently a singer, a musician, a dancer, a storyteller, a juggler and a visual artist) have been performing weekly in children’s rooms.
The New Wing
Castlebar-born visual artist Bryan Gerard Duffy was awarded one of the HSE Percent for Art Scheme Commissions in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar as part of the new wing development in the residential home. Over five months, he collaborated with staff, visitors, and service users of the hospital, with the old dancehall days in Ireland as the starting point for conversations.
The Dance Back Home
Ailish Claffey is dancer in residence at Tallaght University Hospital. The role of dance within the TUH Arts Programme is explored in the film documentary The Dance Back Home, created by Claffey in collaboration with visual artist Deirdre Glenfield.
Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing
Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing in Waterford celebrates the health benefits of participation in the arts and features a programme of free, fun, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages, across all artforms.
Fuse programme for older people – creative movement projects
Fuse is a multi-disciplinary arts and health programme for older people, managed by MusicAlive and funded by the HSE. As part of Fuse, dance artist Helga Deasy facilitated a series of creative movement projects in locations around Cork city and county including St Finbarr’s Hospital, St Luke’s Home, Oaklodge Nursing Home and Ballyphehane Day Care Centre.
Connections is a dance project facilitated by choreographer Inma Pavon, and interactive artist Trevor Furlong, in collaboration with Headway Cork.
Cloudlands is an artist in residence programme for teenagers in hospital led by Helium Arts. Artists Rachel Tynan, Emma Fisher and Eszter Némethi worked in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital respectively between 2012 and 2015.
Iontas arts and mental health programme
Iontas is a multi-artform participatory arts and mental health programme which is delivered by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) in partnership with the Waterford Wexford Mental Health Services (WWMHS).
Directory (4 results)
UL Hospitals Group
The Arts Committee in University Hospital Limerick was established in 2016.
St Luke’s General Hospital
St Luke's General Hospital is an acute hospital in Kilkenny City which provides acute healthcare services to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny.
Raheen Community Hospital and Day Care Centre
Raheen Community Hospital and Day Care Centre in Co. Clare aims to deliver a varied programme of arts to day care visitors and hospital residents.
National Centre for Arts and Health at Tallaght University Hospital
Our mission is ‘to provide a creative arts and health programme specific to patient, staff and healthcare department needs; that improves the hospital experience by making arts accessible to all.
Videos (3 results)
Dance and Health: Carolann Courtney in conversation with Philippa Donnellan, Shann Morris and Irene Kelly
Dance and health practice is explored through personal insights into Age & Opportunity’s Artist in Residence in a Care Setting initiative at Naas Day Centre which took place against the backdrop of the pandemic in 2021.
Lán De Cheol
A short film by Sean Phair documenting the Freedom to Fly project with Mayfield Men’s Shed. This project took place as part of Creative Enquiry – Arts and Older People, an investigative collaborative venture looking at barriers to participation in the arts for older people.
The Dance Back Home
Ailish Claffey is dancer in residence at Tallaght University Hospital. The role of dance within the Arts Programme at the hospital is explored in the film documentary The Dance Back Home (2017), created by Claffey in collaboration with Deirdre Glenfield (visual artist in residence) and in association with The National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital.
Research & Evaluation (2 results)
Research & Evaluation
Dance and Health Research Project Report
The aim of this research is to create a best practice model of dance and health continuing professional development (CPD) and a dynamic, interdisciplinary course of study for dancers who are engaged in facilitating dance across a range of dance genres within healthcare contexts in Ireland.
Research & Evaluation
Narratives of health and illness: Arts-based research capturing the lived experience of dementia
This paper presents three artists’ residencies in a geriatric medicine unit in a teaching hospital.
Articles & Documentation (1 results)
Articles & Documentation
Dance and Health: Reflections on Empowerment and Transformation by Helga Deasy
Dance artist and choreographer Helga Deasy was awarded an artsandhealth.ie artist bursary in 2020 to reflect on and interrogate her model for an empowering dance practice, specifically its applicability to her experience of working as a dancer in hospitals and care homes.
News (14 results)
Waterford Healing Arts issues Open Call for Artists, Musicians, Writers and Dancers
Waterford Healing Arts invites artists of all art forms, including visual artists, musicians, writers and dance artists, to apply to join its Artist Panel.
Dancing with Dementia – An exploration of dance as an intervention for people with dementia
Dementia Research Network Ireland (DRNI) is hosting a webinar on 9 May exploring dance as an intervention for people with dementia.
Mental health within the dance world: Conversation with Steven McRae and Tim Arthur
On 17 May 2023, the Royal Academy of Dance in London will be marking mental health awareness week with a conversation between Tim Arthur, RAD Chief Executive and Steven McRae, Principal of The Royal Ballet and RAD Ambassador.
Online movement classes for people with Long Covid, CFS and debilitating conditions
Gentle Movement for Relaxation is a free online movement class hosted by Uilinn West Cork Arts Centre for people living with long Covid, chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating condition or any kind of disability.
Spring 2023 dance classes for people with Dementia and Parkinson’s: Dance Theatre of Ireland
Dance Theatre of Ireland's dance classes for people living with Parkinson's (Dancing Well with Parkinson's) and Dementia (Movement to Music inclusive of Dementia) are now open for registration for spring 2023.
Meet and Move for Memory: Dementia-inclusive dance workshops in Kildare
Dance artist Ailish Claffey is leading a series of free dance workshops promoting brain health for older residents of county Kildare, especially those living with dementia.
Dementia and Creativity Awareness Talks at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire is hosting a series of talks, co-ordinated by the Global Brain Health Institute, highlighting the impact and benefit of creativity in the lives of people with dementia.
The Floor is Yours 2022 – Networking day for dance artists working with older people
The Floor is Yours! is a networking event for dance artists, companies and organisations working with older people, which aims to strengthen and connect the sector.
Dance Bualadh Bos: Interactive dance performance created with older-age communities
Set to an evocative soundtrack, two strangers meet and journey into a world of dance with just a slice of life and a touch of drama along the way.
Creative and Social Programme for Carers of People Living with Dementia
dlr Libraries are running an interactive and engaging programme this autumn specifically designed with carers in mind.
International Association for Dance Medicine & Science: Annual conference comes to Limerick
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.
Yes, But Do You Care? Marie Brett’s film exploring the politics of care comes to Sirius Arts Centre
Artist Marie Brett’s film Yes, But Do You Care.
artsandhealth.ie announces recipient of documentation bursary 2022
The artsandhealth.ie documentation bursary aims to encourage high quality, creative documentation of an arts and health project.
Video – Dance and Health: Carolann Courtney in conversation with Philippa Donnellan, Shann Morris and Irene Kelly
Dance and health practice is explored through personal insights into Age & Opportunity’s Artist in Residence in a Care Setting initiative at Naas Day Centre.