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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2000 11:50 pm 
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in response to a request, this thread will be here to share info on conferences (and similar events) of particular interest to teachers, dancers, researchers into training issues etcetera.<P>i'll kick it off with the following:-<P>Dancing in the Millennium<BR>Washington, D.C.<BR>July 19 to 23, 2000<P>visit their site at: <A HREF="http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/</A> <P>the program is up, at <A HREF="http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/prog5.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/prog5.htm</A> <P>it's lengthy, wide-ranging...very impressive. would be of particular value to teachers, scholars, critics... <P>the pre-conference workshop is on How to be an effective dance advocate. it's described at <A HREF="http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/advocacy.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.artsnet.org/dance2000/advocacy.htm</A> <P>ALSO: <P>World Dance 2000 "Celebrating the Millennium: Choreography Today Conference and Festival"<BR>in 3 Asia-Pacific countries(!):<BR>Seoul, Korea - July 22 to August 5, 2000<BR>Shanghai, China - July 22 to 26<BR>Tokyo, Japan - August 1 to 5<P>no website. <BR>queries by email to mayumi-n@mxb.mesh.ne.jp<BR><p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited April 25, 2000).]

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here's another one (no website, though):<P>DANCE MEDICINE CONFERENCE: JUNE 3, 2000 <P>at: Hospital for Joint Diseases<BR> Orthopaedic Institute<BR> Bernard Aronson Plaza<BR> 301 East 17th Street<BR> New York, NY 10003<P>For more information:<P>Call 212-598-6022 OR<BR>E-mail HarknessCenter@hotmail.com

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International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)<P>Advance Notice of Conference<BR>October 27 to 29, 2000 at Miami, Florida<BR>-preceded by A Day for Teachers, October 26<P>see their website for further information as it becomes available: <A HREF="http://www.iadms.org/index.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.iadms.org/index.html</A> <P>queries: iadms@aol.com

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DANCE MEDICINE CONFERENCE IN NYC<P>DANCE HORIZONS (Princeton Book Company, Publishers) would like to let you know about an upcoming Dance Conference that we will<BR>be attending. <P>On Saturday, June 3rd we will be at the Dance Medicine Conference at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, The Orthopaedic Institute in New York City. <P>For more information feel free to <BR>call 212-598-6022 or <BR>e-mail HarknessCenter@hotmail.com<BR> <BR>We will be there selling books and videos. Hope to see you!

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Grace-do you have a website address for Princeton Book Publishers? I'd like to get a catalogue of their titles...would you also happen to have a website for CORD (Congress on Research in Dance)? It's an american research/academic group which publishes a periodical and sponsors annual conferences...Thanks~


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"no worries" as we australians say!<P>Princeton Books - <A HREF="http://www.dancehorizons.com/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.dancehorizons.com/</A> <P>CORD - <BR>no website that i know of (but i bet there IS one!)<BR>Congress on Research in Dance,<BR>Dance Department,State University of New York,<BR>Brockport, NY 14420<BR>716/395-2590<P>HTH (an abbreviation i learned from alexandra) Image

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<B>Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Conference 2000</B><BR> <BR>October 14th & 15th 2000 at The Royal Opera House, London <BR> <BR>This two day national conference will be opened by the Rt. Hon. Chris Smith, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and will explore the following subjects:- <BR> <BR>· 'Your Body, Your Risk' - and in-depth look at the impact of disordered eating, amenorrhoea and osteoporosis on the dance community <BR> <BR>· 'Lets Talk about Injury Recovery' - dance medicine and health practitioners discuss how you can find the right practitioner quickly and what you can do if you have a low health budget <BR> <BR>· 'Beyond Technique - focusing body and mind' - workshops including Theraband Technique, Skinner Releasing Technique and Yoga <BR> <BR>· Latest Dance Research <BR> <BR>· Optimum Performance - how what we think and feel can affect performance and how to attain optimum performance in dance <BR> <BR>· 'Closing the Gap' - a group of artistic directors, dance managers and choreographers will address whether changes in working practice could make a difference to dancers' health, well-being and ultimately, performance. <BR> <BR>If you are not a member of Dance UK and would like further information about the conference, contact Helen Laws on 020 7228 4994 or helen@healthierdancer.freeserve.co.uk and she will put your details on the conference mailing list.


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a newspaper report from the latimes, on the first named conference above: the 'Dancing in the Millenium' conference in Washington DC, held this week -<BR> <A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/theater/20000724/t000069519.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.calendarlive.com/theater/20000724/t000069519.html</A> <P>"Nearly 700 members of 20 international<BR> dance organizations met in the nation's capital from<BR> Wednesday through Sunday for "Dancing in the Millennium,"......<P>"former dancer<BR> Carmen de Lavallade, ... spoke about the "imbalance<BR> between mind and body" in American culture and how that<BR> imbalance cripples dance funding."

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The 'Your Body, Your Risk' conference takes place this weekend in London and there is an article in The Times today about it:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Experts at the Moving Matters conference will give warning that elite dancers risk causing permanent damage to their bodies through unhealthy practices that have become routine in the pursuit of their art. Delegates will hear how broken limbs from falls in complex overhead lifts, feet disfigured through repetitive point work and eating disorders caused by chronic undereating to maintain a low body weight are rife in the ballet world. <P>It is not the first time that the profession has come under such scrutiny. A 1996 survey revealed that more than 80 per cent of the UK’s professional dancers suffer injuries each year because of the demands placed on them by choreographers, cold theatres, unsprung floors and punishing rehearsal schedules. The Fit to Dance? survey carried out by Dance UK also reported that many dancers fail to consume enough food to fuel their exhausting lifestyles.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,16827,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Now read on</B></A>


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Stewart and Grace,<P>Thank you for the reference to the times article - I have book marked it. Thanks also Grace for the other references<P>How I wish I was still in the UK. The Dance UK's Healthier Dance Conference is so timely for me as my next study topic is to "develop the student's underdtanding of the relationship between a dancer's training, innury prevention, fitness and health".<P>If there are any other articles in the UK papers such as this, please would you continue to post references as you have with this one.<P><p>[This message has been edited by Tip_toes (edited October 10, 2000).]


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<B>HEALTHIER DANCER CONFERENCE 2000</B><BR><I>Brief report by Gavin Roebuck B.Sc</I><BR> <BR>"Moving Matters" was the title given to the dance medicine conference held at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London over two days in October. The conference reflected a growing concern amongst dance professionals to balance enhanced performance with the prevention of injury.<P>The conference was well attended with delegates from several countries. Many new ideas and research on a wide range of issues were discussed.<P>Research endocrinologist Dr Nicola Keay who is especially concerned about bone health. Dr Keay had conducted a survey of over 500 female first year dance students and found that over one third had amenorrhoea. As regular periods ensure normal levels of the female hormone oestrogen, which is vital for strong healthy bones, this has serious consequences.<P>In cases of amenorrhoea, which last for six months or more, there is irreversible bone loss. Linda Edwards the Director of the National Osteoporosis Society confirmed that osteoporosis - brittle bones - was not just a disease of old age.<P> Dr Jill Welbourne from the Eating Disorders Association also reinforced the message that exercise is very beneficial for improving bone density but needs to be matched by appropriate dietary intake. <P>Tony Geeves, a dance teacher from Australia, who describes himself as a dance activist but is a former professional dancer with degrees in anatomy, neurology and physiology to list but a few gave a humorous and interesting talk on demystifying and enhancing the art of teaching dance. He wanted to ensure that students were not frightened to ask questions and take responsibility for their own learning.<P>Some concerns about bullying in the dance profession were raised by Helge Hoel a researcher at the University of Manchester. In e survey over fourteen percent of the respondents in the dance profession reported having been bullied in the last six months compared with just over ten per cent from other professions so it is clearly something teachers should bear in mind when encouraging their students to do perform to their best ability.<P><BR>Matthew Wyon gave a talk on his work about the physiological cost of modern dance classes and performances. Interestingly he concluded that the contemporary class as a whole doesn't physiologically prepare the dancer for performance.<P>This nicely complemented the work of former ballet dancer physiotherapist Craig Phillips who spoke about muscular activity as a determinant of body shape. <P>Moving from the world of research to clinical practice Elizabeth Sharp an expert in musculoskeletal physiotherapy was able to give a most informative talk about her important work in injury prevention in dancers in the west end theatres. <P>Dance Expression readers will already be familiar with her work with the dancers at the Dome (May 2000 issue). Previous research on both Broadway and West End performers has shown a fairly consistent rate of injury of approximately 45 per cent of all performers in the shows studied. The commonest site of injury was in the lower limb, with neck and back injuries coming second. As Elizabeth Sharp has been working with West End musical theatre shows for twelve years she has a great fund of data on the many factors, which can cause injury. <P>It is perhaps worth noting here that performers in west end shows are often giving seven or eight performances a week for a year. No athlete has the same number of events. <P>Chris Smith the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport gave a well-researched speech, which was welcomed by the audience. There were also some interesting discussion groups and demonstrations. <P>A fuller report will be published in a future edition of Dance Expression magazine subscription details on <A HREF="http://www.dance-expression.co.uk" TARGET=_blank>www.dance-expression.co.uk</A> <P><BR><B>(c)Gavin Roebuck, London 2000</B><P>

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