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 Post subject: International Dance Science conference - Laban, 24 – 26
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Laban News Release
28 July 2003

International Dance Science conference to be held at Laban 24 – 26 October 2003

Registration is now open for the International Association for Dance, Medicine & Science (IADMS) annual conference hosted by Laban in South East London from 24 – 26 October 2003, with a ‘Day for Teachers’ on 23 October. Registration fees range from £70 to £270 and places are limited so early booking is advisable. People who register before 24 September receive a discount of £20. The conference is for anyone involved with the health-care, education, administration and supervision of dancers, including physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, athletic trainers, dieticians, dance company administrators and artistic directors, dance educators, dance scientists and dance movement specialists. For further information visit or; email:; or contact Emma Redding at Laban, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ, telephone +44 (0)20 8691 8600, fax: +44 (0)20 8691 8400.

A Day for Teachers
Thursday 23 October 2003
A special one-day event focusing on promoting a dialogue between dance teachers, dance medicine practitioners and dance scientists regarding the implications and applications of recent dance science research. Sessions include: ‘from ‘tucking under’ to ‘core stability’’ by Craig Phillips from Australia, and ‘adapting the dance class to a dance-specific training session’ led by Matthew Wyon from the University of Wolverhampton and Emma Redding from Laban.

13th IADMS annual meeting
Friday 24 – Sunday 26 October 2003
Delegates can choose to take part in a range of practical and non-practical sessions. An international collection of dance knowledge and expertise will be represented at the conference with speakers coming from the UK, USA, Greece, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, Monaco, Finland, Ireland, Hong Kong and Japan. It is hoped attendees will be inspired to move in new ways, to incorporate new techniques into their teaching, and increase their ability to communicate effectively with dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, movement specialists, and medical professionals.

The annual conference, hosted outside of the USA every other year, will take place at Laban, one of Europe’s leading institutions for contemporary dance artist training. Laban’s new £22 million building in South East London has excellent state-of-the-art facilities, including: a 300-seat theatre, 13 dance studios, one of the UK’s largest Pilates studios, library, café and treatment rooms for physiotherapy, osteopathy and remedial massage.

For further press information please contact Laraine Fisher, Press Manager at Laban, on 020 8469 9523 or email

Notes to Editors
The 2003 IADMS conference has a number of themes including:
· Developing awareness of the physiological demands of dance and psychological issues that affect dancers.
· Enhancing understanding of recent dance science research and its application to the training and treatment of dancers
· Looking at the causes and treatments of musculoskeletal problems in dancers, as well as strategies for prevention.
· Understanding recent dance science research and its application to the training and treatment of dancers.

The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) was created to serve as a forum for education, promotion of research, and public service in the field of dance medicine and science. It is committed to providing continuing education for the dance and medical communities as well as the public regarding efficient training for dance, correct physical conditioning to prevent illness and injury resulting from dance activity, proper nutrition for the dancer, and appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for dance related injuries.

Laban offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programmes including choreography, design for dance, performance, teaching and community dance. Students come to study at Laban from more than 35 countries across the world. It developed and established Britain’s first BA (Hons) Dance Theatre and MA Dance Studies degrees, and most recently Europe’s first MSc Dance Science. It continues to remain at the forefront of dance research and training, leading in new courses for the development of all dance professionals. Laban’s new building, which opened in February 2003, was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the award-winning Swiss architects behind Tate Modern.

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