Dance and science will collide at Riverside Theatres with DANscienCE Moving Well, a one-day event featuring performances, talks, a panel discussion and films.
Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres, the program will feature guest dance artists and health specialists exploring the nexus between dance, science, health, wellbeing and longevity.
The program includes:
- Thought-provoking talks by experts in health and movement.
- A panel discussion between dance and health professionals on ways the arts and science can come together to improve wellbeing. The panel will include patron Graham Farquhar AO (2018 Senior Australian of the Year) and will be moderated by award-winning author and journalist, Caroline Baum.
- Inspiring short performances by the GOLDS, a dance group for people aged 55 years and over; and Offbeat Dance Group, comprised of members with Parkinson's Disease.
- Film screenings of On View: Icons (Excerpts) by Sue Healey, a collection of portraits of iconic dance artists, including a rare live performance by dance legend Eileen Kramer (103 years-old); and Michelle's Story by Meryl Tankard, an insight into the world of dance and disability through the journey of Michelle Ryan, a celebrated Australian dancer with Multiple Sclerosis.
- RED, a new solo work by Liz Lea inspired by her experiences with endometriosis, featuring dance, film, spoken word and song. Lea was recipient of the 2017 ACT Artist of the Year Award and a 2017 Australian Dance Award.