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Schedule Dance Science in Practice

Schedule Dance Science in Practice

3-5 November 2017 at Balettakademien. Schedule starts at 11.00 on the 3rd of November and finishes with an optional Final discussion on the 5th of November at 13.30. On the evening of the 4th of November there is an optional Anniversary performance at Dansens hus big stage. Balettakademiens 60th birthday, with work by a numerous of Swedish well-known chorographers. Welcome!

Friday November 3rd 2017

10:00-11:00 Registration with coffee
11:00-11:15 Intro
11:15-12:15 Keynote speaker: Derrick Brown  At the Nexus of Dance/Science
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Keynote speaker: Sanna Nordin Bates  Perfectly Creative? An Exploration of Perfectionism and Creativity in Dance
15:00-15:30 Coffee

Group A
15:30-16:30 Workshops with Derrick Brown
16:30-17:30 Workshops with Sanna Nordin Bates

Group B
15:30-16:30 Workshops with Sanna Nordin Bates
16:30-17:30 Workshops with Derrick Brown

Saturday November 4th 2017

9:30-10:30 Keynote speaker: Hanna Pohjola – Implementing dance biomechanics into dance praxis: What to consider in balances?

Group A
10:30-11:30 Keynote speaker/Workshop: Jessica Parnevik-Muth – Analyze to optimize
11:30-12:30 Workshop with Hanna Pohjola
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Group B
10:30-11:30 Workshop with Hanna Pohjola
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:30 Keynote speaker/Workshop: Jessica Parnevik-Muth  Analyze to optimize
13:30-14:30 Keynote speaker: Matt Wyon & Gaby Allard  Periodization in Dance training
14:30-15:15 Coffee
15:15-16:30 Wrap up + discussion/Final words

19:00 Balettakademien 60th Anniversary (optional, extra cost) at Dansens Hus.

Sunday November 5th 2017

11:30-13:30 Final discussion (optional)

Our Keynote speakers and workshop teachers:

Application: At the Nexus of Dance/Science

Derrick D. Brown, MSc (dist), Programme Manager, Lecturer Dance Science, University Bern, Institute of Sport Science

Cognitive Science, Dance Science
Derrick D. Brown, Programme Manager, Lecturer Dance Science, University Bern, Institute of Sport Science

Mr Brown is a Former Dancer. Graduated MSc with distinction, University of Wolverhampton.
Programme Manager and Lecturer, University Bern,Institute of Sport Science, Dance Science; Researcher, National Centre Performing Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands. Currently Phd. (cand), Radboud University, Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour/ Donders Centre for Cognition.

Mention the word dance, allow a pause for reflection and most people will have a personal idea of what this means. Now do the same with science and a similar experience might occur. However, mention the phrase dance-science and the reflective pause may quickly turn to a deafening silence, confusion, even abject fear! Dance-science is a rather ambiguous, term open for interpretation and confusion. Contained within the phrase appears a contradiction of what dance (art) and science mean separately. But are art and science so dichotomous? A principle connector to art and science is application. Aligning with the key theme of the conference, this keynote highlights the convergence of science applied to art via dance education to influence the tuition, practice, and performance of the next generation of dancers.

Perfectly Creative? An Exploration of Perfectionism and Creativity in Dance

Sanna Nordin Bates, Docent, Fil dr Science of Sports – Psychology of Sports

Sanna Nordin-Bates, PhD, is a senior lecturer in sport psychology at the Swedish School of Sport & Health Sciences, a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS).

Dancers may strive for both perfection and creativity. But to what extent are they compatible aims? Research indicates that perfectionistic tendencies are common in dance and that it can have both positive (e.g., hard work) and negative (e.g., worry) consequences. At the same time, creativity is increasingly recognized as an important part of being a "rounded dance artist". In this talk, current research into perfectionism and creativity will be introduced and discussed in terms of what it may all mean for dance practice.

Implementing dance biomechanics into dance praxis: What to consider in balances?

Hanna Pohjola, Doctor of Arts in Dance with a a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Health Sciences

Hanna Pohjola (Doctor of Arts in Dance) is a Finnish dance artist and teacher. Her doctoral dissertation that addressed the identity of the injured former contemporary dancer was published in 2012. In addition to her MA and doctoral degree in dance, Pohjola has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Health Sciences (Exercise Medicine). She has also graduated as a physiotherapist. Currently, Pohjola acts as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Eastern Finland, and teaches part time at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland and Tero Saarinen Company.

Analyze to optimize

Jessica Parnevik-Muth, Physical Therapist and Founder of 1080MAP, Movement Assessment Profile

The secret behind successful training is to know where to start. With the help of 1080MAP (Movement Assessment Profile) you will be able to understand how different joints, muscles and systems of the body function as a whole and therefore be able to understand the real cause of lack of performance and/or pain.

How to functionally test and train mobility and stability. Good mobility and stability is the foundation of any human performance. Come and learn the strategies behind increased mobility and stability.

Periodization in Dance training

Matt Wyon, Proffesor in Dance Science

Periodization in Dance training

Gaby Allard, Director of the Academy of Theatre and Dance, ArtEZ.

Gaby Allard, director of the ArtEZ Academy of Theatre and Dance and the National Centre Performing Arts, has spent the past years conducting research on dance, both in the professional field and in dance education. Allard is a.o principal investigator for the research project Move(me)ment!, the development of periodization in dance education in collaboration with Matthew Wyon, Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom. In 2002 she was awarded the prize of merit by the Dansersfonds '79 Foundation for her versatile contribution to dance.

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