Kildare Dance & Movement Summer School / Dance & Health Seminar
What an indescribable week. I was one of the very lucky participants to attend this special 2016 Kildare Dance & Movement Summer School in Maynooth College. The programme and my attendance was supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service. We had 3 days of improvised movement of an amazing dance and health seminar for the final two days, all curated by Ailish Claffey.
The seminar included partnerships with Dance Ireland and Move4Parkinsons and offering specific movements focusing on Dance for Parkinsons Disease and Dance and Health. This seminar was an amazing opportunity to work intensely over the final two days with dancers David Leventhal (USA – Dance for PD, Mark Morris Dance Group) and Dr. Jenny Elliott (NI – CEO Arts Care)
The week explored Rudolf Laban fundamentals i.e. The Body, Space, Effort, & Relationship while also offering a new programme of work that explored dance and health, contemporary dance and screen based technology, dance and disability, and youth & community dance.