The two hour sessions will be focusing not only on pedagogical skills (what we do) but also on reflection skills (how we do it), so you can be well prepared in working with older people and vulnerable people. There will be time to share knowledge, ask questions and take part in peer led learning. These workshops follow on from our highly successful 3 -day PRO GATI Dance & Health Labs. They are aimed at South Asian dance practitioners who are interested in using their dance practice in working in community settings, specifically with older people.
Led by Rosaria Gracia, award winning dance artist, choreographer, movement director, dance and health specialist and university lecturer. Her current areas of interest and expertise are the application of dance and movement in health conditions and in exploring how movement can support our bodies and minds to feel, nurture, rejuvenate and perform well, independently of our age, condition or ability, working with what we have and blossoming with it.
In the field of dance and health Rosaria has devised and delivered programmes for Sampad South Asian Arts (PRO GATI Dance & Health Labs, February 2023), NHS Surgeries since 2013 (Dance & Movement Sessions) and Healthy Lifestyles Team, Brighton & Hove City Council since 2012 (Dance for Health & Wellbeing). Rosaria’s work was recognised with the OneDance UK Health and Wellbeing in Dance Award in 2022.
You will need to be able to get online to take part in this workshop – it is being delivered by ZOOM.
PRO – GATI is a 15-month programme to upskill and engage with the South Asian dance sector funded by Dance Hub Birmingham. Sampad’s mission is to connect people with South Asian and British Asian Arts and Heritage, and to play a cutting-edge role in the creative economy. We are kindly supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.