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Trinity Laban at the IADMS Conference

Tue 18 October 2016

As always, Trinity Laban is strongly represented at the 26th Annual Conference of The International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), taking place in Hong Kong from 20 to 23 October.

More than 30 Trinity Laban staff, students, researchers and alumni will be presenting on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Warm-up and cool-down habits
  • Dietary and exercise behaviour
  • Injury prevention
  • Uses of technology in dance science
  • How to build a career
  • Mindful moving in choreographic contexts 

Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science of Trinity Laban, will be presenting a movement session based on the collaborative research into mental imagery and creativity. As a member of the Board of Directors, she will be assisting to create the association’s strategic plan for the next five years.

Also at the conference, Edel Quin, Programme Leader of the MSc and MFA Dance Science, will be reflecting with Brenton Surgenor (of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts) on the first cross-cultural dance science academic exchange, which saw them swap institutions for a semester earlier this year. Edel will also be joining a panel as part of “A Day for Teachers” – which runs parallel to the conference – discussing “What is Dance Science and how it can benefit dancer education?”

There will be movement sessions led by graduate intern Seema Chopra and dance lecturer Naomi Lefebvre Sell, who will also be presenting her postdoctoral research into mindful moving.

For more information about Trinity Laban’s ground-breaking Dance Science programmes – including our new MFA – please visit the Trinity Laban website.

To learn more about the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science visit the IADMS website.