Events

Danse Parkinson Paris
10 September 2016
Sara Houston presents at this workshop in Paris exploring movement improvisation for people with Parkinson’s

Advanced Training Programme Dance for PD Australia
1 – 2 October 2016
Sara Houston speaks at this Dance for PD training programme, Canberra Australia

PAST EVENTS

Dance and Health Symposium and Dancing Museums Festival
22 – 28 August 2016
OperaEstate, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
Sara Houston is a panelist

The role of movement & dance for people with Parkinson’s & Dementia Syndrome
5 July 2016
Webinar, Royal Society for Public Health
Sara Houston speaks for the Arts in Health webinar series with Dr Richard Coaten and Dr. Julian Hughes

Dance for Parkinson’s Psychology Conference
10 June 2016
Sara Houston gives a key note at this conference, University of Hertfordshire

Dancer’s Knowledge: what else is it good for?
6 – 7 May 2016
Sara Houston gives a presentation at this two day workshop, Theatre Freiburg, Freiburg Germany

Parkinson’s UK Staff Online Book Club
1st April 2016
Sara Houston fields an online question and answer session on Dance and Parkinson’s following the reading of Jon Palfreman’s book Brain Storms: the race to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s

Dance and Creative Wellness Forum
23 March 2016
Nationale Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sara Houston participates in a European dance and health policy forum

Artists and Scientists as Partners Symposium
5 March 2016
Brown University, Providence, USA
Sara Houston gives opening remarks and chairs discussion group on qualitative/quantitative research

Seminar for Arts and Health Concentrate
3 March 2016
Brown University, Providence, USA
Sara Houston leads a seminar for Medical students on ethnographic research in dance and health

Stroke Odysseys
8 February 2016
Kings College, London
Sara Houston in conversation with Orlando Gough on music, musicality and neurological conditions

First National Arts and Health Conference and Showcase
5 February 2016
SouthBank Centre, London
Sara Houston presents the research study and English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s Programme with Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, Director of Engagement, English National Ballet

Störung/הפרעה, The final Winter Conversation
19 December 2015
Theatre Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Sara Houston reflects in her keynote speech on the Störung/הפרעה research project and on mixed-methods movement/dance studies

Launch of Report to English National Ballet of 2011-2014 research results
27 October 2015
Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadlers Wells, London
Sara Houston and Ashley McGill present the research findings of study from 2011-2014
Live stream http://dfpsymposium.ballet.org.uk

Occupational Science Europe conference
3 September 2015
Bournemouth University, Bournemouth
Sara Houston gives a keynote workshop on dance for Parkinson’s to Occupational Scientists and Therapists

Talk to OperaEstate Dance Festival
23 August 2015
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
Sara Houston presents research on teaching Dance for Parkinson’s to dance artists and Dance House managers around Europe

DANscienCE conference
20 August 2015
Brisbane, Australia
Sara Houston and Ashley McGill present their research through a recorded and live-link up to Queensland University of Technology

Public Engagement Masterclass, Wellcome Trust
27 July 2015
Hinxton, Cambridge
Sara Houston is on the ‘Engagement at the Front Line’ panel for Wellcome Trust Events Public Engagement Masterclass.

Writer in Residence
6-12 July 2015
Bassano Del Grappa, Italy
Sara Houston is writer in residence for the International dance festival and Dance for Parkinson’s Group

Festival of the Brain
22 May 2015
Folkstone
Sara Houston will speak at the Normal? Festival of the Brain alongside a taster dance class led by English National Ballet

National Swedish Dance for Parkinson’s CPD Programme
5-6 March 2015
Jönköping, Sweden
Sara Houston contributes to the first national CPD Programme for dance artists interested in working with people with Parkinson’s in Sweden.

Dance for Health CPD Programme
21-22 March 2015
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sara Houston leads CPD workshop and exploration for Dance for Health lead artists.

English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s CPD Programme
14-15 March
National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff
Sara Houston and Ashley McGill contribute to the CPD Programme for dance artists and musicians.

Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK steering group and CPD Programme
7 March 2015
Rambert Dance Company Studios, London
Sara Houston chairs the steering group.

English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s CPD Programme
28 February 2015
National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff
Sara Houston gives a talk on the research to dance artists, musicians and people with Parkinson’s at a taster session.

Störung/הפרעה, The Winter Conversation
20-24 February 2015
Theatre Freiburg, Germany
Sara Houston acts as mentor to postgraduate students and contributes to the debate on artistic and scientific perspectives on movement (disorder) in collaboration with Theatre Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Weizmann Institute, Yasmeen Godder Dance Company and people with Parkinson’s.

English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson’s CPD Programme
8-9 November 2014
Dance East, Ipswich
Sara Houston and Ashley McGill contribute to the CPD programme for dance artists and musicians.

On grace and why we should talk about it: a study of dancing and living with Parkinson’s
13 November 2014
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Sara Houston gives a paper at People Dancing, an international conference organised by the Foundation for Community Dance, held 13-15 November.

Talk to Macclesfield & District Branch, Parkinson’s UK
28 October 2014
Macclesfield Methodist Church
Sara Houston gives a talk to the branch.

The Art of Age Conference
15 October 2014, 10.30am-6pm
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London
Sara Houston gives a presentation during this conference, which is part of the Elixir Festival.

Dance for Parkinson’s Research Seminar
10 July 2014, 4pm
De Montfort University, Leicester
Sara Houston and Ashley McGill present a research seminar in the Dance for Parkinson’s course during the Foundation for Community Dance Summer School. The course is run in association with Dance for Parkinson’s Network UK and Dance for PD/Mark Morris Dance Group.

Dance for Parkinson’s: Standing Tall and Stepping Boldly
28 May 2014, 6pm
University of Freiburg and Theater Freiburg
Sara Houston gave the keynote public lecture (in English) at
BrainDance Days
(BrainDance-Tage: Tanz, Wissenschaft, Parkinson). She also participated in two conference roundtables: ‘Reflections on Mixed-Method Research for a Dance for Parkinson’s Program’ (29 May) and ‘Movement Order/Movement Disorder’ (30 May). She was on the panel of the public roundtable ‘Disease, Freedom and Beauty’ (30 May).

Dancing with Parkinson’s: Researching Art, Movement and Community
15 May 2014, 7.30pm
Macclesfield Public Library
Sara Houston gave a talk to the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society.