Student perspectives: Dance Science in Finland

With the Helsinki conference fast-approaching we were excited to talk to Finnish dance science student Oonasofia (Sofia) Saukkonen to find out more about the dance science scene in Finland! Sofia is a physiotherapist and dance scientist who graduated with an MSc from the University of Bedfordshire, UK in 2017. 

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Bridging Dance and Health in Brazil V – Towards a Brazilian framework for dancers’ health and wellbeing

Author: Clara Fischer Gam

Welcome to the last installation of the series about the opportunities and challenges of Dance and Health in Brazil! Since January, we have been delving into the Brazilian dance sector through the eyes of our local IADMS members. Along this post series, we have been exploring information accessibility issues and public policies impasses, meeting inspiring initiatives, and familiarizing with the dance career pathways in the country. Today, as we get to the end of a journey, another one begins: this time towards a Brazilian framework for dancers’ health and wellbeing.

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Bridging Dance and Health in Brazil IV – Dancing against the odds

Author: Clara Fischer Gam

This is the 4th installation of a series about the opportunities and challenges of Dance and Health in Brazil. Over the last few months we have been exploring together the potentialities of this emerging field – as experienced by our Brazilian IADMS members! As we start heading to the end of this post series, today, in the second-to-last installation, I will be sharing with you some perceptions and lived experiences of Brazilian IADMS members when it comes to building up a dance career in Brazil.

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Bridging Dance and Health in Brazil III: Taking Action

Author: Clara Fischer Gam 

This is the 3rd installation of a series about the opportunities and challenges of Dance and Health in Brazil – through the eyes of the Brazilian IADMS members’ community! In a previous post, we discussed the current scenario for public policies and access to information in the field. Today, I will be taking you on a journey across the country to the projects that are taking action to bridge that gap.

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Bridging Dance and Health in Brazil II: Raising Awareness

Author: Clara Fischer Gam 

This is the 2nd installation of a post series about the opportunities and challenges of Dance and Health in Brazil - taking the perspective of our fellow Brazilian IADMS members. In a previous post we started delving into the sector of Dance Medicine and Science in this country, a field still in its infancy. Today I am bringing to you a byte-sized overview of our current issues and aspirations to reach information accessibility and community engagement in Brazil.

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Bridging Dance and Health in Brazil, Part I: The early steps of an emerging field

Author: Clara Fischer Gam 

In 2016, all eyes are on Brazil - country that will be hosting the Olympic Games this year. Inspired by this vibrant atmosphere, today we start a post series about the opportunities and challenges of Dance and Health in Brazil – from our members’ perspective!

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