DANCE AND HEALTH SERIES
INJURY PREVENTION, AND SELF-CARE FOR DANCERS
Taught by Sheyi Ojofeitimi & Santiago Del Valle
Dancers, choreographers, dance teachers
DATE & TOPICS:
April 7th & 8th, 2016, 10AM – 5PM
The Knee and Ankle-foot complex
LE CND – Pantin, Paris, France
This series of workshops offers dancers, choreographers, and dance teachers the theoretical and practical knowledge to better understand the body in motion.
The workshops will be conducted in English and French
At the first workshop, we will examine how to prevent and better manage injures involving the hip and the lumbar region. Our starting point will be the anatomy of the human body (palpation, observation, drawing the body movements) and some simple concepts of body mechanics. Different technical situations, such as the importance of core strengthen as it relates to the stance leg, turn out, jumps, and turns will be discussed. The objective of these workshops is to teach participants how to reduce the risk of injury and to maximize the efficiency of movement.
To improve the functional capabilities of the dancer, participants will be taught various exercises (strength, flexibility, sensorimotor control). Self-care techniques (massage and mobilization) will also be presented. Dance teachers will acquire tools that enrich their teaching and safeguard the body.
Submit Application, resume and cover letter expressing your interest in taking the workshop(s)
€ 60 (single)
Click here to download application. Complete and return the application to CND Pantin.
Anne Lucas – anne.lucas@CND.com
Phone 01 41 83 98 68
SANTIAGO DEL VALLE – Specializes in functional diagnosis and treatment of specific lesions dancers, circus artists and musicians. He works as a physiotherapist for dancers of the Paris Opera and as an expert in ergonomics, with France Television. He also teaches anatomy, biomechanics and manual therapy in physiotherapy schools (EFOM and ENRE).
SHEYI OJOFEITIMI – Assistant Director of the physical therapy services at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and co-founder of Synthesis Physical Therapy, in New York. She is also a research associate at the ADAM center (Analysis Centre Dance and Movement), a multidisciplinary laboratory in the fields of biomechanics, neuroscience, ergonomics and epidemiology dedicated to human movement and dance