'I’m intrigued!' Our next Forum looks at dance and cancer

Updated: Nov 14, 2020

The benefits of dance for people living with and beyond cancer with Emily Jenkins 

Join us FREE on 25th November 16:00 – 17:00 GMT for our next online Forum.

Emily is founder of Move Dance Feel, a creative project for women affected by cancer. In this Forum Emily will share some of her work exploring the relationship between dance and cancer for over four years. She works in partnership with leading cancer support Centres, integrating dance into their care programmes, and in this talk will offer you an insight into her practice as well as share extraordinary research findings. Scroll down and register your place at: Philip Booth, Wigwam Coordinator said: “I’m intrigued! I’m aware that dance/movement therapy is a well recognized form of complementary therapy used in many settings but hadn’t come across its use with people living with cancer. I’m looking forward to finding out more - not least as it is a fun way to exercise and we know how key that can be in supporting our wellbeing and health."

More about Emily Emily has worked within participatory dance for over ten years and is specialised in the area of Dance and Health. She works with a range of dance, arts and health organisations, including Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and English National Ballet, and often presents at national and international conferences. In 2016 she founded Move Dance Feel, a Community Interest Company offering dance to women affected by cancer, and is now working in partnership with leading cancer support Centres to incorporate dance into their care programmes. She is also a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and has an active role on their Dance for Health committee. Emily graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Performing Arts, Culture and Communication from Oxford Brookes University, receiving the Keith Andrews prize for excellence in Performing Arts. Following which she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Dance and a Masters degree in Creative Practice from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In 2020 she was chosen to be a Winston Churchill Fellow.

Scroll down and register your place at: Credit for photos: @Camilla Greenwell

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