Between You and Me -

Miranda Tufnell and Filipa Pereira Stubbs

A two day workshop on working with dance one-to one in healthcare  with Miranda Tufnell and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs.

Miranda Tufnell and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs have worked for many years within the NHS.  Miranda worked for 14 years with GP surgeries in rural Cumbria, and Filipa is the dance artist at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. 

What is this Pill called Dance? 
Our word ‘health’ comes from the word ‘whole’: (Old English hælþ "wholeness, a being whole, sound or well) A dance practice in healthcare engages body, brain and mind, and uniquely weaves these together to create movement interventions that engage the whole person. Dancers and healthcare practitioners alike are engaged in dialogue with the personal life stories of those they care for. Moving together  has the capacity to  awaken  a  whole and rich  landscape of being.  A movement practice helps us fathom the shifting potential of movement - exploring life, health and change. We listen for the places where ‘dis-ease’ holds potential for ‘ease’ and in doing so bring people into fuller awareness of themselves.

Only 15 spaces available

University of Chester Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July - 10am - 5pm

Early Bird discount (up to 31st May) £80 thereafter £90
Concessions discount 10% (Proof needed)

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About Miranda Tufnell

Miranda Tufnell is a dance artist, writer and teacher in movement and imagination. She is also an Alexander teacher and Craniosacral Therapist. She has been showing her performance work in galleries and theatres across the UK and abroad since 1976 as well as developing pioneering arts and health work both within the NHS for a GP surgery in Cumbria and independently within the UK. She is now based near Oxford. With Chris Crickmay she collaborated on a film for the Open University ‘ Dance Without Steps’ and co-authored two handbooks on sourcing creative work entitled Body Space Image (1990) and A Widening Field (2004). Most recently she has published ‘When I Open my Eyes’ (2016)m a book about dance, health and imagination.  She has taught in many colleges and universities and continues to teach independently, mentor and make performance .

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About Filipa Pereira-Stubbs

Filipa Pereira-Stubbs trained at the Trinity Conservatoire as a dance movement therapist.  She is Director of DanceMoves, and is the dance-coordinator at Cambridge Universities Hospital.  Filipa is a Churchill Fellow, and researched arts and health programmes in hospitals in the USA in 2013.
For many years she has set up and run community dance and well-being groups for all ages.  She has also been a core artist and trustee of Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination, an arts organisation that promotes creativity and wellbeing.   She was an external evaluator on the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts’ Dance Quest.  She co-founded Rosetta Life in 1997, working in hospice and end of life care.
Filipa co-created the dance programme at Cambridge Universities Hospital, working on the department of Elderly wards, and neuro-rehabilitation wards, creating integrated dance groups for patients and staff.   In the  recent evaluation of  the hospital, the dance programme was  identified as “outstanding” in contributing to patients health and wellbeing.  She has set up innovative and integrated dance groups in the community for people living with a dementia, their families, friends, and carers.  Filipa  also works as consultant to Cambridge City and County councils.  She has worked in the NHS and in health cares settings for over 25 years.  Filipa works as a dance artist, dance facilitator and creative practitioner.

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