validate – share – sustain – train – create
validate dance – cross-share – sustain integrity – train artists – create ambassadors
The Role Of Dance
In Lifelong Healthy living
The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation aims to provide a united and inclusive ‘voice’ for individual teaching artists, researchers and companies developing ground-breaking work with dance & creative wellness.
The Foundation brings together some of the most outstanding dance and health programmes across Europe and beyond to consolidate the sector, promoting the dissemination of new findings and acting as a multiplier for the sharing of approaches and methodologies through a framework of open dialogue.
The Dance & Creative Wellbeing Foundation acts as an advocate, facilitating the effective partnership of the health, wellness and dance sectors, identifying new projects and potential partnerships to serve the needs of local government, European health strategy and the health and wellness sectors in the commitment to further public health and quality of life.
Friday 2 December & Saturday 3 December 2016
“Take off your specialist hat and put on your dancing shoes”.
Friday 2 December
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Saturday 3 December
Rambert, 99 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP
£55* for Independent Dance Artist / Teacher
£80* for Delegates from Organisations / Companies / Institutions
*Ticket price includes lunch on Fri 2 December
Come along and discover different perspectives on dance for creative wellness from the UK and across Europe – inspiration for dancers, teachers as well as therapists, practitioners, carers, health care providers and those interested in integrating dance and creativity in wellbeing and preventative health practice. Presented by the European Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation hosted by Sadler’s Wells and Rambert. Tickets are now on sale and available from £ 55. Book Tickets.
“Coming together to dance is a joyful and shared experience that has physiological and psychological benefits for lifelong wellness.
Let’s celebrate the significant contribution of dance as a holistic and person centered approach to preventative health at Dancing Wellness.”
The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation
Founded: 23rd March 2016 at the National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam
Clare Guss-West and Andrew Greenwood initiated the ‘Dance & Creative Wellness’ Foundation, an inclusive Foundation organised for and by professional artists currently representing ten European member countries. The Foundation aims to be both Ambassador and Guardian of this developing field with the priority to validate dance, create ambassadors, foster cross sharing, sustain artistic and scientific integrity and train future generations of teaching artists.
Encouraging artistic, creative innovation in dance, hand in hand with scientific research, to establish working models for healthcare and for wellness application that will provide sought after quantum leap solutions. Coming together, Foundation partners form a real force for European innovation and a ‘voice’ and authority for cross-sector partnership.
“The human body needs movement
to balance right and left
to distribute and assimilate energy
to circulate the blood and fluids
to prevent disease and aging
and extend life.”
Hua Tou, renowned physician 100 c.e.
The Foundation aims to increase the circle of influence of ‘dance’ by facilitating partnership and providing a platform for cross-sector dialogue with stakeholders from European health strategy and the private health & wellness sectors in the commitment to further the role of ‘dance’ in public health and quality of life.
1. To Validate Dance
• Show/share inner workings of Dance
• Promote clarity around the specificity of models
2. To Create Education & Training
• Creating Partnerships – cross-share – sustain the connectivity
3. To Facilitate the Dissemination of Research
• Develop opportunities to connect between artists – researchers – healthcare – for sharing and dialogue from multiple perspectives
• Create Ambassadors – working in partnership with larger companies and institutions
4. To Explore Business Models – Up Scaling
• Start with what you know to reach more people. Demonstrate the scale – the diversity of the practice
• Focus on Preventative Health Models
5. To Develop ‘Applied’ Dance in Health Care & Wellness Sector
• Offer workshops and Dance experiences to as many as possible
• ↵ Addressing what we already know – Communicates Benefits – Creates Business Models – Creates Ambassadors
• ↵ A common vocabulary is created for all of us