Focusdag Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation and Holland Dance Festival From Young to Wise Dancing & Generations

10 February 2024

Theater aan het Spui, The Hague



Dancing & Generations is an interactive afternoon focused on the role of older (amateur) dancers and of dance professionals. Addressing stereotypes and age discrimination in dance, as well as exploring the interplay between generations, are two topics that promise to spark insightful discussions. Through presentations, sharing 'good practices', a breakout session, and a panel discussion, participants will collectively discover how dance can be utilized and implemented in widely embraced initiatives, contributing to social, mental, and physical well-being.

The Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation is a European non-profit organization founded by and for professional artists, providing an inclusive 'voice' for individuals, researchers and companies pioneering high-quality artistic work in 'applied dance'. The aim of this Focus Day is to bring together dance institutions, practitioners, healthcare innovators, insurers, and policymakers for a vibrant exchange of dialogue, dance experiences, and ideas.

The power of dance makes a valuable contribution to the overall well-being of a dancer. Dance plays an essential role in promoting a healthy life, particularly during periods when individuals face physical and mental challenges.

Overview Focusdag 2024:
13:30 -17:00 hr

Live 13.30-15.00 hr
Live & Online 15.20-17.00 hr

13.00-13.30 hr | Arrival participants, with coffee/tea  
13.30-13.35 hr | Start, introduction
13.35-13.50 hr | Holland Dance Festival: dance and the elderly
13.50-14.10 hr | Andrea Beugger in conversation with Eldridge Labinjo
14.10-14.30 hr | Clare Guss-West, Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation
14.30-15.00 hr | Breakout Session

BREAK with coffee/tea

15.20-15.25 hr | Welcome Word - Eldridge 
15.25-15.35 hr | Clare Guss-West with Literature Highlights 
15.35-16.05 hr | Helen Linsell in conversation with Clare Guss-West 
16.05-16.25 hr | Sarah Marcus, Pam Quinn and Alex Cook
16.25-16.50 hr | Panel Discussion 
16.50-16.55 hr | Closing Moves with Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation

Focusdag: From Young to Wise Dancing & Generations

Data & tickets

date start time location price tickets
Sat 10 February 2024 13:00 Theater aan het Spui, Zaal 2 €24,00 Past
Sat 10 February 2024 15:20 (Live)stream Gratis Past


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