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Beijing Dance Academy Dance Forum 2020

Thu 5 November 2020

Professor Emma Redding presents speech on how TL’s dance training and research has responded to covid-19

Founded in 1954, Beijing Dance Academy is one of the largest dance higher education performing arts institutions in China and is a partner institution of Trinity Laban. Their Dance Forum, now in its second year, is an international platform for dance artists, experts and academics to present research and exchange knowledge.

This year, the Forum took place virtually at the beginning of November. Its theme was ‘Pandemic, Human Destiny, Dance’, and covered topics from performance and education to collaboration and medicine to discuss the role of dance in society and the future.

Strengthening our relationship with other international arts institutions, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban, Professor Emma Redding was invited to speak at the event. She presented ‘Research into Dance for Health & Commentary on Dancing during the Pandemic’ as part of a series of talks on the topic ‘How does dance play its therapeutic and rehabilitative functions to improve people’s quality of life?’.

On her involvement in the Forum, Emma comments –

“Being part of the prestigious Beijing Dance Forum 2020 extends our relationship with China and enhances our partnership with Beijing Dance Academy. I enjoyed presenting our research into dance for health and sharing our experiences of training dancers during the pandemic. We hope to pursue collaborative dance science research between Trinity Laban and Beijing Dance Academy in the near future”.

Emma’s talk is the most recent collaboration between BDA and Trinity Laban. Find out more about our international partners.

Learn more about studying Dance Science at our Postgraduate Virtual Open Evening on 25 November. Register now.