Clare Guss-West and Andrew Greenwood initiated the ‘Dance & Creative Wellness’ Forum, an inclusive Forum organised for and by professional artists. The ‘Dance & Creative Wellness’ Forum aims to increase the circle of influence of ‘dance’ by facilitating partnership and providing a platform for cross-sector dialogue with stakeholders from European health strategy and the private health & wellness sectors in the commitment to further the role of ‘dance’ in public health and quality of life.
A small working group of dance and wellness partners came together March 23rd 2016, generously supported and hosted by the National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, representing a multitude of dance for health initiatives, research and applications in 10 European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Together we form a real force for European innovation and a ‘voice’ and authority for cross-sector partnership. A day of dynamic brainstorm, inspiration and cross-sharing led to united vision and priorities. Beyond our national boundaries and our national considerations, we shared a united vision of the power of dance to transform. Encouraging artistic, creative innovation in dance, hand in hand with scientific research, to establish working models for healthcare and for wellness application that provide those sought after quantum leap solutions.
Our first action coming out of the Forum is to create a structured ‘Dance & Creative Wellness’ European Body whose objective is to be both ambassador and guardian of this movement. A European wide Body with the priorities to validate dance, create ambassadors, foster cross sharing, sustain artistic and scientific integrity and train future generations of teaching artists.
La danse est un excellent moyen pour les gens de tous âges d’obtenir et rester en forme. Au delà de son aspect ludique, la danse présente beaucoup d'avantages positifs pour la santé.
Dance, body strengthening and alignement, are great ways which can positively benefit people in their health, emotional and mental wellbeing.