Panelists will discuss their work in dance medicine, physical therapy, dance/movement therapy, and dance in elder care.
Dancing promotes physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. And, staying healthy as a dancer is a unique challenge. This event brings together health and wellness practitioners and dance medicine professionals, all of whom work on the interface of dance and wellness. Panelists will discuss their work in dance medicine, physical therapy, dance/movement therapy, and dance in elder care. Attendees will learn about dance-related health and wellness resources and will then be invited to share their own stories and experiences.
Lauren Elson, M.D., Harvard Medical School & Spaulding-Wellesley Rehab Center
Keyana Jones, Lesley University Dance/Movement Therapy
Donna Newman-Bluestein, MEd, Dance for Connection & Lecturer at Lesley University
Heather Southwick, Director of Physical Therapy at Boston Ballet
Jeannette Summers, Chat Noir Belly Dance
Free, but please RSVP. To be held at Lesley University, 1815 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.
TALKABOUTDANCE is a Dance for World Community event that brings together Greater Boston’s dance artists, activists and other dance experts and enthusiasts who believe that expanding the role of dance in our society can help build stronger, more inclusive communities. One of the area’s most socially vibrant settings for dance-related learning, discussion and exchange of ideas, TALKABOUTDANCE offers a unique opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and contribute to the ongoing dialogue that is gradually repositioning the role of dance in our community.