Panel discussion about dance injury and prevention at the Dance UK Annual General Meeting, Royal Society of Medicine, November 2010
Dr Emma Redding (dancer and Head of Dance Science, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) leads a discussion between acclaimed Rambert Dance Company dancer, Angela Towler, Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation, and Camilla Dallerup, TV presenter and 2008 Strictly Come Dancing champion, about their experience of injury and how they were affected physically and psychologically. This talk took Place at the Dance UK Annual General Meeting, Monday 29 November 2010 at The Royal Society of Medicine.
Snippets: three dancers describe their dance injuries and tell us why we need the proposed National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science
Kate Prince, Artistic Director of ZooNation, Angela Towler, Rambert Dance Company with her Osteopath Paul Morrissey, and Andre Portasio, former English National Ballet dancer.
Key figures talk about the proposals for the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science
Dance UK Healthier Dancer Programme Manager Helen Laws introduces the project, and British Harlequin plc announce their donation of £30, 000 towards it. Nick Allen, Clinical Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet's Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries, talks about what this project could do for dance as an industry, for the NHS and how it could help support government drives towards health and fitness. Graham Taylor former England football manager draws parallels between dance and football and makes an emotive plea for other companies to follow suit with donations, and finally Dr. Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban talks about the research element of the project and says why she thinks British Harlequin plc are showing us a new way of working, that is highly relevant to these strained economic times.
DanceVote2010 campaign video
This video helped us to make the DanceVote2010 campaign a success and was produced in partnership with Sadler's Wells. 1,355 people sent DanceVote emails to their local political candidates standing for election asking them to pledge their support for dance. This resulted in 85 elected MPs who committed to supporting dance, representing 13% of the total number of 650 elected MPs. Dance, against all the odds, became an election issue in one of the hardest fought campaigns of the last twenty years