Dance company presents therapy tools
April 26, 2012By Samantha Freda
Learn how dance and the arts can be integrated into the fields of health and wellness at a presentation at UNCW on Friday, April 27.
Maryland-based contemporary dance company, the Dance Exchange, will lead the presentation that is part of a two-day workshop for local health care professionals. Workshop attendees will have a chance to put what they’ve learned into action with residents at the Trinity Grove Senior Center in Wilmington.
A free presentation open to the public will be held on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McNeill Hall, Room 1051.
Dance Exchange teaching artists Shula Strassfeld and Michelle Pearson will present on how the dance company’s multidisciplinary approach works to improve therapeutic work.
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McNeill Hall, Room 1051. Drinks will be provided however lunch should be brought independently.
This presentation is part of the two-day Dance Exchange Tools for Health workshop sponsored by UNCW’s College of Health & Human Services, the Office of Cultural Arts and the MetLife Healthy Living Initiative.
Founded in 1976, the Dance Exchange has held workshops in clinical settings and universities such as the Cleveland Clinic, National VA Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Harvard Medical School. Their methods have been used by individuals with Huntington’s disease, brain injuries, dementia, addiction, chronic mental illness and mobility issues.
Guest parking for this event is available at the parking deck on Reynolds Drive and parking validation will be offered by the event coordinator. For tickets and more information call (910) 962-3500.