Surviving or Thriving? Workshop 4: Dance

Workshop 4: Dance
Embracing your dance practice and knowledge to support your wellbeing

facilitated by Dr Jenny Elliott, dance artist, Artistic Director and CEO, Arts Care, a leading arts and health organisation in Northern Ireland.

Friday 26 March, 10.30am (online)

From Waterford Healing Arts Trust in partnership with the Arts Council.
Part of an online series of panel discussions, workshops and resources seeking to strengthen resilience, restore confidence and promote connectedness across the arts sector.

Our sincere appreciation to our associate organisation Dance Limerick for their support and guidance in curating this Dance strand.

This exploratory and experimental dance workshop draws on the knowledge and practice of the dancer to support self and wellbeing through the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. By exploring intuitive movement combined with embodied skill patterns of practice and performance, participants will have the opportunity to develop a personal toolkit to support their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing and future challenges.

Adm free, but booking essential.  See below.

About Dr Jenny Elliott
Dr Jenny Elliott is Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Arts Care, a leading arts in health organisation which, alongside healthcare trusts, facilitates arts programmes in healthcare settings across Northern Ireland.  Jenny has worked in arts in health development locally and internationally for over 25 years as a contemporary dance choreographer, dancer in residence, healthcare professional, artistic director, lecturer and researcher.  As Artistic Director of Arts Care, she has developed models of health and wellbeing which engage service users and healthcare staff in bespoke dance programmes, in addition to many other arts in health initiatives.  The author of several articles and reports on arts and health, Jenny also contributes to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Westminster.

Booking details:
Adm is free to this workshop, but places are limited, so booking is essential.
To book a place, please email what@hse.ie with your name, contact tel and one sentence about yourself or why you’re interested in this workshop.  This will assist Jenny to prepare for the session.

If you’re interested in attending more than one Surviving or Thriving? workshop, please indicate your order of preference in your email.  Depending on demand, it may be necessary to limit places to one workshop per person.