9th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference

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Veterans heal by taking battles to the stage

Meeting the troupe: Prince Harry meets with those involved in creation of Contact!Unload, which will be performed at the Invictus Games. It is an immensely personal, raw theatre piece telling the story of veterans by veterans.     In Conversation with … Professor George Belliveau Professor of Theatre/Drama Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada … Continue reading “Veterans heal by taking battles to the stage”

Dance for life and health: Are we ready for the senior demand?

In Conversation with … Katrina Rank Ausdance Victoria Director of Education, Training and Life-long Learning   DANCE is far more than entertainment. That’s the message Katrina Rank wants government to hear as she advocates its health benefits particularly for older people and those suffering conditions including Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Given the pace at which … Continue reading “Dance for life and health: Are we ready for the senior demand?”

‘Playfulness’ changes the quality of life for dementia sufferers

In Conversation with … Professor Michael Balfour Inaugural Chair in Applied Theatre in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences at Griffith University How can a couple of comic entertainers give a dementia patient back a feeling of empowerment and positively change relationships with both their families and carers? That is the background of … Continue reading “‘Playfulness’ changes the quality of life for dementia sufferers”

Arts & Health Conference takes perinatal psychosis research off the page and onto the stage

In Conversation with … Diana Jefferies PhD Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Western Sydney By Alison Houston Dr Diana Jefferies still finds it surreal that what she admits could once have been a dry academic research paper has taken on a life and personality of its own. It … Continue reading “Arts & Health Conference takes perinatal psychosis research off the page and onto the stage”