It’s dance-movement therapy day at 4TH SPACE. Engage with practitioners-researchers and experience first-hand the benefits of dance-movement therapy by participating in workshops led by professional therapists. No previous experience in dance needed!
Information session: 10 to 11 a.m. “What is Dance-Movement Therapy?”
Join us to learn how dance-movement therapy can help people living with diverse emotional, psychological, physical, cognitive and social abilities through a cooperative process of discovery.
Workshops: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Dance your stress off”
Everyone experiences stress at least once in their life. Come and explore how dance-movement therapy can help to release your tension and foster relaxation through different movement elements of flow, weight, time and space.
“Dance-Movement Therapy for well-being”
This workshop will help participants to explore self-awareness in their own bodies while interacting with others through dance and different movement elements of flow, weight, time and space.
Explore your body in movement, find your preferred movement qualities and create your “self-care dance” which can be used for relaxation, inspiration, self-care and stress-release. The first part of the workshop will briefly talk about what is dance-movement therapy and its history. Over the second experiential part, participants will be moving and dancing.
Tetiana Lazuk and Paula Duffy will lead the workshops with the participation of the National Center of Dance Therapy/Centre National de Danse Thérapie of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
About Tetiana Lazuk and Paula Duffy
Tetiana Lazuk worked as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Ukraine for more than 10 years prior to coming to Canada. She has a doctorate in psychiatry and has completed the alternate route training in dance-movement therapy at the National Centre for Dance Therapy in Montreal.
Paula Duffy is an emerging creative arts therapist based in Montreal. She completed her dance-movement therapy alternate route training at the National Center for Dance Therapy in Montreal and holds a master’s in drama therapy from Concordia.
This series of events is led by Guylaine Vaillancourt, associate professor and chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia, organized in collaboration with Concordia’s Arts in Health Research Collective, and presented with the support of the Health Initiative at Concordia.