Dance Health Finland - Anniversary Seminar
20 Years of Dance Medicine and Science in Finland
November 12th-13th 2021 | in-person in Helsinki & virtually
Dance Health Finland is a non-profit organization which has been promoting the mental and physical wellbeing of dance and circus artists, students and educators in Finland for 20 years. This November we are celebrating our 20th anniversary by putting together a seminar which you can join in-person or virtually from wherever you are based. Participants also have personal access to the recordings of the sessions until the 31st of January 2022.
We invite all dance and circus artists, educators and students as well as the healthcare professionals working within performing arts and willing to deepen their knowledge to join us!
The theme for our english seminar programme on Saturday the 13th of November is What can we learn from each other?. We bring together an international group of experts in dance and sports medicine and science, dance and circus specific rehabilitation, pedagogy, psychology and nutrition to share and come together to discuss their views and findings. How to bridge science and the practice of performing arts? What can we apply from sports to dance and circus, and vice versa? How to bring dance into healthcare and as a part of rehabilitation?
Saturday 13.11. 10-17:30 pm: What can we learn from each other?
10-10:45 Nico Kolokythas, MSc, ASCC, Ph.D. Strength and conditioning coach
Are Performing Artists Athletes?
10:45-12 Elsa Urmston (MSc PGCAP FHEA, Dance Educator, PhD Candidate, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter), Henri Hänninen ( B.Sc., circus performer, S&C coach, educator) & Atte Niittykangas (Physiotherapist)
Periodization in Performing Arts
13-13:45 Vesa Kuparinen (Head Sports Physiotherapist of Finnish Olympic Commitee/High Performance Unit) & Johanna Osmala (Senior Physiotherapist, Finnish National Ballet)
Return to Sport - Return to Stage
14-15 Åsa Åström (Dancer, Teacher) & Åsa Elowson (Dancer, Teacher, Physiotherapist)
Lecture & Movement Session: Dance for Health - Dance for Parkinson's Disease
15-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Paula Thesleff (M.Psych, MSc Sport & Health Sciences, Certified Sports Psychologist) & Suvi Honkanen (Dancer, Writer)
Psychological Safety and Body Image in Performing Arts
16:30-17:15 Mari Lahti, MSc, Sports nutritionist & nutrition coach
Nutrition and Wellbeing for Performing Arts
17:15 Closing remarks
The venue is in Tenholantie 10, 00280 Helsinki. See the location in Google maps.
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Stream via Zoom:
Members: 229€/ 2 days, 122€ / 1 day
Non-members: 270€ / 2 days, 163€ / 1 day
Students: 147€ / 2 days, 81€ / 1 day
Members: 279 € / 2 days, 149 € / 1 day
Non-members: 329 € / 2 days, 199 € / 1 day
Students: 179 € / 2 days, 99 € / 1 day
** A service charge of 4,50€ will be added to all tickets
The registration at Lippu.fi
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Tero Saarinen Company: Splice. Dancers: Natasha Lommi & Pekka Louhio. Picture: Kai Kuusisto
Kinetic Orchestra: Wildlife. In picture: Lyyli Mandelin. Picture: Mikael Ahlfors
Risa Company (Riia Kivimäki & Saku Mäkelä): Don't fear the reaper. Trailer: Teemu Kyytinen