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Psychological, Physical and Medical Aspects of Performing Arts (10/04/18)




A masterclass for anyone.

This masterclass will introduce you to some basic anatomy and physiology for understanding what is involved for participants in performing arts activity – particularly theatre, dance and singing. Attention will be given to psychological dimensions of performance and the factors that can give rise to anxiety or lack of confidence. Issues in health promotion for performers will be explored to ensure that performing arts practice does not give rise to physical and psychological problems that require therapeutic intervention. The work of the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine will be considered with a number of case studies explored.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Dr. Rebekah Gilbert, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.