Following the success of the First National Symposium on Dance and Well-Being, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal’s National Centre for Dance Therapy, with the support and participation of the J. W. McConnell Foundation, is excited to announce a 3-day event featuring new research and methods in dance and well-being, with embodied learning opportunities as participants exchange expertise related to the development of this field. This event will be hosted from May 24 to May 26, 2018 at the Édifice Wilder Espace Danse, in Montreal, Canada.
Call for Papers
We are inviting proposals involving diverse dance practices and related research pertaining to the use of dance/movement in contexts where the aim is the enhancement of well-being.
The 2018 conference will focus on six topics:
1. New data or studies on dance/movement in the context of well-being;
2. Theoretical and methodological frameworks for dance/movement interventions and practices;
3. Tools, protocols, and assessments for dance/movement and health research;
4. Existing or emerging practices: clienteles, dance styles, creativity, fusion, etc.;
5. Practical applications and strategies that can be applied by clinicians, therapists, community dancers or researchers (space, transfer, environment, music selection, helpers, material, etc.);
6. Illustrations of integration, demonstrating the use of dance/movement in community, health-care, clinical or other settings to promote health and well-being.
This call for papers is open to three presentation formats:
ORAL PRESENTATIONS * : held in an auditorium/theatre-type room (traditional format)
Abstracts for oral presentations (250 words) – presentations will be 30 minutes in length: 20-minute presentations and 10-minute question period. Include introduction, methods, and results.
WORKSHOPS : experiential sessions held in a dance studio, including a minimum of 25% movement period
Abstracts for workshops (250 words) – these will be 45 minutes in length, and must be appropriate for a mixed audience (researchers, movers/dancers, professionals, etc). Please indicate the specific population, the type of intervention used, and the specific objectives of both the intervention and the experiential workshop, as well as the maximum and minimum number of participants required.
POSTERS: presented over the three days in a public space. A timeslot will also be devoted to poster presentations.
Abstract for Posters (250 words). Keep poster presentations to 5 minutes.
Include introduction, methods, results.
All proposals will be blind-reviewed by a peer committee.
*Suitable applicants that cannot be accommodated in our presentation schedule may be invited to submit a POSTER detailing their work.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS – December 4, 2017
Submit proposal HERE
Submissions will be accepted in both French and English. The conference will be held in both official languages.