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A Quiet Revolution : Dance, Intimacy & the Civic Talk

What is needed now in how we view health, illness, the body, and the role of the arts within health care?

Miranda Tufnell, Cai Tomos and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs are joined by Lucinda Jarrett, Creative Director of Rosetta Life, for a conversation exploring dance, health and imagination. Sharing some of the experiences they have developed over decades, they will discuss how bridges can effectively be made between these fields, how they can learn from each other, and how the NHS can be supported by dance at a time of depleted resources and pressure.

The intention is to address and articulate the emergent landscape that is forging a new paradigm for health. Dance as activism, how dancers/artists bring a particular way of seeing/being that can work alongside the clinical. We will discuss a view of health and what it means to be well, and how that includes attending to the presence of the poetic, the imagination and the felt sense in healing.

This panel conversation is open to all, and will invite the audience to share experiences, questions and challenges.

A recording of this talk will be available in our Digital Library after the event.

Every life is a piece of art put together with all means available. – French psychiatrist, Pierre Janet

Dance, Intimacy and the Civic is a series of conversations by creative practitioners, focusing on potency of dance within personal entanglements and social and public space. Part of a wider research strand, it focuses on the place of dance in public life. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the series also asks how dance can enable social cohesion and repair. The series is produced in partnership with Sadler’s Wells and University of Roehampton.