Mind the Gap: Train Smart, Improve Performance

Thursday 11 May 2017

9:30am – 6pm

Stratford Circus Arts Centre and University of East London, London

Full price, full day tickets from £42 with discounts available for students and One Dance UK members.

One Dance UK’s first Healthier Dance Programme conference for 2017 will focus on healthy training practices for highly physical performances, such as those in hip hop styles and will bring together artists and healthcare specialists to share a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. For the first time, the conference will have two parallel strands; one focused on practical recommendations for artists and performers (the workshop route) and one for experienced researchers and healthcare professionals, focusing on clinical issues and previous research in these styles (the conference route).

All delegates will be invited to attend the morning programme, which will feature a keynote lecture and a world café, which provides an open forum to discuss ideas and challenges, share practice across healthcare and artistic fields, prompted by provocations from world-leading practitioners. After lunch we will then divide into two strands. The practical workshop route is designed with the specific needs of artists, performers, choreographers, and teachers in mind, whereas the conference route allows researchers and healthcare specialists to delve deeper into the existing knowledge and challenges for furthering knowledge in this area.

Click here to view the draft programme for the day


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Why not also join us on Wednesday 10 May, 8pm, at The Place for the Trailblazers Showcase – featuring performance work from conference workshop leader Ithalia Forel.


Anthony ‘AJ-47’ Jackson – Soul Mavericks Crew (UK), photo Anthony Jackson


In partnership with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, East London Dance, and the University of East London