Collaboratively advancing research and practice: this two-day event was presented by the National Centre for Dance Therapy (NCDT) of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens at Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) in Toronto on November 4th and 5th, 2016. The event presented research projects on dance and well-being, and provided various opportunites for learning as participants exchanged expertise.
The symposium’s goal is to launch a discussion of dance and well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the following three themes:
Theory: Influences, inspirations and interdisciplinarity
Methods: Challenges, strategies and results
Practice: Fields and applications
In spring of 2016, we invited dancers and dance therapists working in various settings, health professionals from diverse fields and students and researchers in dance, health and related disciplines to submit proposals for oral presentations, posters and experiential workshops to help map this new interdisciplinary field of inquiry and practice.
November 4th and 5th, 2016
We wish to thank the NCDT's external organizing committee for its generous assistance and all our partners for their warm welcome and help:
● Département de danse de l'Université du Québec à Montréal
● Université Concordia
● Université de Montréal, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation (CRIR)
● Université York
● Mark Morris Dance Group's Dance for PD® program
Workshops and presentations were selected by the NCDT’s External Scientific Committee, whose members are:
Scientific Director, Chair in Preventive Health Science Research, PERFORM Centre and Concordia University's Psychology Department. Researcher and Director of the Cognitive Health and Aging Research Lab (LESCA)at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.
Professor, School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal. Scientific Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR).
Professor, Department of Dance, Université du Québec à Montréal. Member of the UQAM Research Chair for the Development of Innovative Practices in Art, Culture and Well-Being.