Release of manuals and findings: therapeutic dance interventions for breast cancer

Dancing with Health is multi-site pilot study that aimed to evaluate a sixteen week dance programme for women in recovery from breast cancer across five European countries. Edge Hill University led the UK pilot which was delivered over 2019-2020.

The study has now released two manuals on it’s website, which cover the rationale, design, delivery protocols and findings of the programme. The website also has training videos for practitioners who are interested in delivering the sessions themselves. This study will be of interest to dance and dance movement therapy practitioners as well as health professionals interested in the physical and psychological aspects of breast cancer recovery.

A publication is currently underway, which will further explore the statistical findings from the primary outcome data in relation to anthropometric and fitness measures next to cancer related quality of life.

This project was funded by the Erasmus+Sport programme of the European Union

Engage: Performance and the Maternal

We invite you to join ENGAGE….conversations conceived across performance studies and the maternal. A series of online forums which consider, through different artistic and academic perspectives, how maternal performance helps us to understand the lived condition of motherhood. Each forum responds to a themed-provocation (question) and features a panel of guest speakers plus a Q & A.

Emma Perris and Prof Vicky Karkou from Edge Hill University will be amongst several presenters on the forum titled Health, Policy and Impact – Maternal Performance Matters on 3rd November. This session will ask ‘What are the pressing questions for maternal health and policy? How might performance help us to explore those questions?’ Emma and Vicky will present their adapted version of a new creative psychotherapy, Arts for the Blues for postnatal depression as part of Emma’s PhD study. Other Speakers: Prue ThimblebyHelena Walsh,  Michelle Hartney, Leah Salter

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Performance and the Maternal is an 18 month research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council delivered by Dr Emily Underwood-Lee and Georgina Biggs at the University of South Wales(Cardiff) and Dr Lena Simic at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk).