Public Event: 23rd February 2018

Whole Day Book Launch:

Edited by Vicky Karkou, Sue Oliver, and Sophia Lycouris

Friday 23rd February 2018
The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University
10.00am – 9.00pm

Watch more here: YouTube

In recent years, a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement, and dance in a central place with renewed significance for wellbeing.

The new Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing, a large text book of 1000 pages with over 90 contributors from around the world, examines dance and related movement practices from the perspectives of neuroscience and health, community and education, and psychology and sociology.

In this day-long book launch, colleagues from the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, US and Argentina will present their contributions, discuss their perspectives and encourage participants to engage with the topic through performances and workshops.

Supported by PGMI and ICE, this event takes place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

Gallery: day of performance and debate launches major Arts and Wellbeing textbook

Date: Friday 23rd February 2018

9.30am Registration and Refreshments
10.00am Event Start
9.00pm Event Close

The Programme is available to download: A4 Tri-folded programme
(or Text only version)

Venue: The Arts Centre (building 5 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Registration: closed.

Edited by Vicky Karkou, Sue Oliver, and Sophia Lycouris

  • Unites perspectives on dance and related practices to promote a broad understanding of wellbeing
  • Topics covered range from neuroscience and spirituality to medically unexplained conditions
  • Addresses dance forms within the context of dance movement psychotherapy
  • Companion Website features accompanying video content demonstrating applications of global research methodologies

Oxford Handbooks offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

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Arts for Wellbeing Research Group
The research theme of Arts for Wellbeing builds upon existing practice-based expertise, research and knowledge transfer experience in the arts for wellbeing. It works with research publications (books, chapters, articles, systematic reviews and practice-based outputs) and with existing links and connections at local, national and international levels. The group’s aim is to generate evidence of good arts practice for wellbeing across the life span.  For more information please check out the Arts for Wellbeing Homepage

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