Mind the Gap: Train Smart, Improve Performance

PAST EVENT –  Thursday 11 May 2017, 9:30am – 6pm at Stratford Circus Arts Centre and University of East London, London

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

One Dance UK’s first Healthier Dance Programme conference for 2017 focused on healthy training practices for highly physical performances, such as those in hip hop styles and brought together artists and healthcare specialists to share a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. For the first time, the conference had 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 were invited to attend the morning programme, which featured a keynote panel interview and a ‘World Café’, which provided an open forum to discuss ideas and challenges, share practice across healthcare and artistic fields, prompted by provocations from world-leading practitioners. After lunch delegates followed one of two strands. The practical workshop route designed with the specific needs of artists, performers, choreographers, and teachers in mind, and the conference route allowing researchers and healthcare specialists to delve deeper into the existing knowledge and challenges for furthering knowledge in this area.

Click here to view the full conference programme

Click here to view the conference videos 

This pre-conference guide gave additional information on sessions and speakers!

PAST EVENT – Full day tickets were priced from £42 with discounts available for students and One Dance UK members.

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






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