Thu 1 Nov

Clod Ensemble - Panel Discussion: Moving Medicine

£5 / £2.50 if bought with a ticket for the show

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There is a rich history connecting movement and health, from extraordinary accounts of physical expressions of symptoms such as choreomania, to ceremonial healing rituals, to dance being used in as useful way to recover from illness, aiding recovery from stroke or helping people living with mental health conditions, in hospital environments and outside of them.

Join us for a conversation exploring the relationships between body and mind as we consider the ways in which movement is medicine.

The guest panel includes:
Nikki Crane (Chair) - Independent arts consultant
Carly Annable-Coop - Performing Medicine programme co-designer/facilitator
Dr Tamara Russell - Mindfulness teacher
Kélina Gotman - Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at King's College London
Lucinda Jarrett - Artistic Director at Rosetta Life

Guest Panel Biographies:

Nikki Crane trained in dance and has over twenty five years experience working in the arts, first as a practitioner and then in funding and development. Whilst at Arts Council England (2000-2007), she led the development of the Arts Council’s first national strategies for Arts and Criminal Justice and Arts and Health. From 2012-2017, Nikki was Head of Arts Strategy at Guy's & St Thomas' Charity where she managed an £8 million portfolio of Arts & Health projects in both hospitals and community settings. Nikki is also giving strategic support to two leading companies in the field of arts & health - Breathe 'Arts Health Research' and Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine programme at this exciting stage of their development.

Carly Annable-Coop co-designs and facilitates Clod Ensemble's Performing Medicine programme. She brings over 15 years experience leading participatory dance projects that engage professionals, non-professionals and marginalised groups with a focus on transformation. Carly has worked with organisations including Dance 4, Sadler’s Wells, Dance United and The Alchemy Project, where she is currently Project Director.

Dr. Tamara Russell is a clinical psychologist and martial arts instructor who advises individuals and organisations on how to use mindfulness techniques to optimize performance and improve mental and physical well-being.

Kélina Gotman is Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of English at King’s College London. She is author of Choreomania: Dance and Disorder (Oxford Studies in Dance Theory, Oxford University Press, 2018, winner of the David Bradby Award for research in international theatre and performance, Theatre and Performance Research Association) and Essays on Theatre and Change: Towards a Poetics Of (Routledge, 2018). She has contributed articles and chapters on the history and theory of disciplines and institutions, translation, writing, movement, and cultural studies of science, including medicine and psychiatry, among others to SubStance, parallax, Textual Practice, Choreographic Practices, About Performance, Performance Research, and Performance Philosophy, as well as various edited volumes.

Lucinda Jarrett is an award-winning creative director whose work experience has been characterised by innovation, she has led participatory performances in health contexts with partnerships with our national theatre and dance venues - The Place, National Theatre, Birmingham Rep - enabling our most vulnerable communities to participate in professional arts programmes.

Times: 6-7.15pm
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2018