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Nutrition and Touring

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Nutrition and Touring

A new Business of Dance training session organised by DanceUK

When: Monday 8 April 2013, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Theatre,1 Wimpole Street,London,W1G 0AE

Nutrition and Touring is a new seminar aimed at company managers, artistic directors, rehearsal directors, touring dancers and dance science students and practitioners. It will feature the most up-to-date research and advice in healthy touring and nutrition for dancers. Share knowledge and learn from fellow dance professionals working in dance touring who strive to create healthy working environments in dance companies and theatres. Speakers are:
Mhairi Keil, Performance Nutritionist and Consultant with the English Institute of Sport
Jess Sayers, Company Manager, Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Erin Sanchez, Healthier Dancer Programme manager, DanceUK

Tickets £8 Dance UKmember, £18 non members – Buy tickets here at Dance UK’s online shop http://www.danceuk.org/shop/events/

Autogenic Training Course with Giovanna Reitano

Monday, December 17th, 2012

This course is provided independently by Giovanna Reitano, an AT practitioner with a background in the performing arts (music, drama and storytelling), and a member of the British Autogenic Society and the BAPAM Directory of Performing Arts Medicine Practitioners.

To find out more and for bookings, please contact Giovanna directly at autogenic-training@musarteandmore.com.

Enhancing Performance with Autogenic Training

Autogenic Training (AT) is a simple relaxation technique and alternative therapy which helps to reduce stress and stress-related conditions, enhance performance, and general well-being.

The seven weeks AT sessions/course helps to:

Bring the body and mind into a state of awake relaxation at will, for example also before or after a performance.

Reduce stress symptoms such as anxiety, stage fright, panic attacks, muscular and emotional tension, headaches and migraines, tiredness, sleeplessness.

Improve focus, concentration and creativity.

Enhance performance and self-esteem.

Develop a calmer attitude to stressful situations.

Venue: The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), Totara Park House, 4th Floor, 34–36 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HR.

Cost: A course of 7 weekly sessions costs £185.

Foundations for Excellence Conference 2013

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Foundations for Excellence provide information, guidance and sign-posting in the area of health and wellbeing for young musicians and dancers. In February 2013 they hold their third biennial conference at Dartington Hall in Devon, focused on nurturing and supporting talented young dancers and musicians.

Sessions will be looking at ‘Environments & Models’ to include:

Talent Development
Training the Rebel
Audition Preparation and Performance
International work in Health & Wellbeing
International Alternative Models for Education
Young Person and Emerging Artist Forum
Impact and Importance of the Learning Environment

Speakers include Prof. Dave Collins, Evelyne Allmeindinger, Gary Galbraith, Margo Rijven, Dr. Emma Redding, Rachel Rist, and Dr. Aaron Williamon.

The conference is FREE but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, therefore advanced booking is essential. Booking deadline is Friday 8th February 2013.

Click here for all the information and to book a place.

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare (ASPAH) is a multidisciplinary organisation of  healthcare providers and performing artists dedicated to improving the health of performing artists in Australia.

The annual conference aims to bring together artists, healthcare providers and teachers to disseminate current research and share ideas.

The focus in 2012 is on Holistic Healthcare for Performing Artists.

The conference takes place on 1st and 2nd December 2012 at the University of Sydney. Check the ASPAH 2012 conference website for further information.

News for Performing Arts Medicine practitioners/post-graduate students: the deadline for abstract submissions has now been extended to Friday 17th August 2012.

2012 Conservatoire Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on Tuesday 10th July, this symposium brings representatives from student services, student welfare and student unions from across all UK conservatoires together to discuss issues in and around:

  • Sustaining and enhancing desirable environments for study
  • Promoting and developing health and wellbeing resources
  • Enriching student experience and performance
  • Building participatory partnerships where best practice can be shared

Representatives of the Healthy Universities project and the Healthy Orchestra Charter as well as the Musicians Benevolent Fund Student Health Scheme will be there to join the discussion and share ideas on ‘How conservatoires deal with…’

 

 

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Our April 2012 Newsletter is now available to download in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter April 2012

 

The Performing Brain

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Friday March 16th: Neurology advisor to BAPAM (and keen musician!), Dr Mark Edwards, will take part in The Performing Brain, a fun, interactive evening presented by the Science team at the British Library and UCL Neuroscience, involving researchers from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the UCL Institute of Neurology.

Have you ever wondered how a ballerina learns to pirouette? Or how musicians learn their art? Or even what happens to your own brain when you learn a new skill?

Join neuroscientists, musicians and dancers as together we explore how fantastically plastic your brain is, giving you the extraordinary ability to adapt and learn throughout your life.

More information and tickets here.

 

BAPAM Newsletter February 2012

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Our current Newsletter is available to download in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter February 2012

 

Stage Fright, Well-being and Recovery Survey Results

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

We had a fantastic response to our request for help with Danica Giles’ Stage Fright and Well-being Survey. Huge thanks to all the performers who took part – 260 in all, of whom 167 were BAPAM patients!

This summary of the results of the study contains some demographic information on the participants, followed by brief explanations of the assumptions tested and the results.

The last part contains the interpretation of the results. Danica has tried to turn the rather theoretical findings into as many practical tips as possible and has also referred to previous research.

If you are not interested in all the details, just skip to the very last page with a summary of all
recovery tips!

Download the results here.

BAPAM November Training Day Programme

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Our November 19th Training Event focusses on Long Term Health Issues Affecting Performing Artists with presentations covering:

Sensory Motor Release (GP/Physio)

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation of Disabled, Elderly and Multi-talented Performers (Rheumatologist)

Chronic Pain (Rheumatologist)

Ageing and Performance Q&A with Gabrielle Hamilton (actor), Fergus Early (dancer) and Catherine Butler Smith (musician)

Plus, performing arts medicine practitioners can learn from and with professional musicians in two practical sessions with violinist (and Alexander Technique teacher), Ron Colyer, and clarinettist, Andrew Roberts.

Click here to download the programme

Please note this event is now fully booked.

Attendees should come to the main reception of:

Franklin-Wilkins Building
Stamford Street
London
SE1 9NH

Venue information: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/about/campuses/waterloo.html