What is Movement / Dance Therapy?
"Movement is a basic form of communication that provides us with opportunities for socialization, the development of community and the experience of expressing our aliveness and our innermost thoughts and feelings." - Nana Koch
In this American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) talk, Nana Koch, board certified dance/movement therapist, licensed creative arts therapist and award-winning educator, introduces the viewer to the profession of dance/movement therapy, its history, and describes an approach to group work.
Nana Koch, Ed.D, BC-DMT, LCAT, NCC, LPC, CMA is a board certified dance movement therapist, licensed creative arts therapist and educator. Nana studied with pioneering dance therapist Liljan Espenak in one of the earliest courses she offered at Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital/Mental Retardation Clinic. Since Espenak’s passing, Nana has been the sole practitioner teaching her system of psychomotor therapy. She has worked with a range of clinical populations including children and adolescents with developmental delays and adolescents and adults with affective disorders, psychosis and/or addictions. Additionally, Nana has taught dance/movement training courses in New York, Costa Rica, India and China.
“Dance touches everybody, regardless of your position of power, your age or your race,” says 40-year-old Congolese choreographer Fabrice Don de Dieu Bwabulamutima.
Bwabulamutima travels with his dance, drama, & music program ‘Refugees on the Move’ to refugee camps across the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He teaches people who have experienced war and violence how to overcome trauma, rebuild their self-confidence and learn to live with other people again. This is healing power of dance! To learn more about this amazing work check out the article HEREand watch the video.
Movement Classes at WHEAT!
We are so excited to offer the upcoming classes:
Our 2-day workshop on Movement with Tanja Woloshen April 14-15, 2018
3-day summer immersive on Movement in Expressive Arts Therapy August 15-17, 2018
Further information on these classes will be posted online soon! In the meantime, if you are interested in either of these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on our list.
March 16, 2018