Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 January 2018 Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall 12.30 – 17.30
Join Protein and the cast of May Contain Food, May Contain You at Greenwich Dance Borough Hall to discover and explore creative approaches to working with older people. This two-day course will be delivered by our friends and highly esteemed colleagues Magdalena Schamberger and Diane Amans and will also draw on the experiences of Protein’s artistic director Luca Silvestrini.
Both days will culminate with time for discussion and reflection and the opportunity for delegates to share elements of their own practice.
Price: £50 per day / £75 for the two day course. Early Bird Offer: Book before 31 December 2017 and receive 10% off (applied automatically at the point of purchase)
Magdalena Schamberger, creative collaborator, Honorary Professor, theatre director and teacher, will be offering an insight into aspects of ageing and dementia by exploring challenges within movement, word finding and memory. The session is aimed at increasing awareness, confidence and skills, thereby inviting meaningful engagement and connections with people living with dementia. This taster session is suitable for artists of all art forms and levels of experience and will be using a multi-arts approach.
Day two, Wednesday 24 January: Small Dances
Diane Amans, freelance dance artist, choreographer, consultant and author of An Introduction to Community Dance Practice and Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance will be sharing creative ideas for leading dance on a one to one basis with individuals or with very small groups of older people. The training will include mostly seated activities and will include ideas for engaging people who are in bed.
Coffee and tea, sandwiches and light refreshments provided.
Over the last twenty years, Protein has built an international profile for exciting and inclusive dance experiences in different community settings, working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Community Dance Practice workshops are a professional development opportunity for dance practitioners who are interested in entering or developing their thinking and skills in community dance practice. Workshops include practical and reflective work, and allow space for sharing and debate around dance-making and community practice.
Luca and Protein also mentor through One Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring programme.
To book a workshop or talk to us further about commissioning CPD opportunities for your group, please email Melanie Precious our Creative Producer, or call 020 8269 2394.