Body, Wellness, Imagination – Dance As medicine

Body, Wellness, Imagination – Dance As medicine

November 19th  3-5pm
November 26th  3-5pm
December 3rd  3-5pm  and
January 7th 2018  2-4pm
January 14th  2-4pm
January 21st  2-4pm

led by Natasha Swingler


A creative space for people living with chronic health issues. This is a pilot project exploring the idea of dance as medicine. You might be an artist wanting to explore your health issues or someone who can benefit from looking at your body stories from a more creative perspective. Through movement, breath, partner-work, guided imagery, writing and drawing we will discover a poetic language of metaphor that is unique and personal to you and includes your whole self. When made visible these body stories can offer us a deeper sense of connection and meaning in coping with chronic conditions. Sessions are free and aim to awaken the imagination, find more ease in the body and stimulate your creativity. Each session will include solo and partner work, gentle explorations in movement and time to share experiences. Kindly supported by CDS Allotment fund.
To apply please send a short email outlining your interest, what you hope to gain from the experience and the nature of your health issues to by the 16th November


About Natasha:

Natasha believes the body knows things worth knowing. She started dancing when she was 3, has studied and practiced many movement and therapeutic disciplines including Shiatsu, improvisation and BodyMindCentering and now makes performance, dance, video and installations. Natasha’s work is connected to the replay of memory through the body, the unspoken and taboo, identity, trauma and liminal experiences seen through the lens of poetry and metaphor, memory, sensation and image. Natasha is passionate about the potential of creativity and movement at all levels to empower and promote wellness and change. She is also a qualified Therapeutic Yoga teacher and bodyworker.