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Staff, students and alumni at forefront of international dance science discussion

Mon 11 November 2019

Last month, we attended the 29th annual International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Montreal, Canada

The annual IADMS conference attracts dance science researchers from across the globe, offering an opportunity to experience new concepts in the expanding field of dance medicine and science.

We are delighted that a selection of our Dance Science students, alumni and staff were able to attend and contribute again this year, including: Head of Dance Science Professor Emma Redding, Programme Leader MSc/MFA Dance Science Dr Liliana Araújo, Dean of Dance Frances Clarke, and Lecturers in Dance Science James Brouner, Katy Chambers and Leanne Steel.

The four-day event features workshops, debates, talks, poster presentations, round table discussions, and movement sessions and topics included dance for health, hypermobility, proprioception, creativity, gender, psychological skills, injury, and many more.

Alongside presenters from a variety of professional backgrounds, Trinity Laban faculty, alumni and students exhibited 41 posters and research presentations and contributed to the conference through podium and facilitating workshops.

At the conference, several graduates from our Dance Science programmes received awards:

  • Anastasia Paschali won the Student Travel Grant, supported by the Harkness Centre for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Clara Fischer won the Student Research Award, supported by the Harkness Centre for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Dr Manuela Angioi became an IADMS fellow

Professor Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science, commented –

“The range and quality of topics presented at this year’s IADMS conference were broader than ever before, reflecting the expanding field of dance medicine and science. IADMS is like no other association in terms of how it brings together, medical doctors, physiotherapists, academic researchers, scientists, teachers and dancers under one roof for four intense days of dialogue and debate, learning and listening, practice and presentations. Once again, Trinity Laban faculty and alumni – an ever-expanding group – filled the conference programme strengthening our place as one of the leading institutions in the field.”

We look forward to the 30th annual IADAMs conference, held 22-25 Oct 2020 in Japan.

For further information about studying at Trinity Laban, visit our dance science pages.

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