Health in Motion: Dance and Movement

taught by Dr Eliza Burke

Short Course description

Health in Motion: Dance and Movement explores the power of using our bodies as vehicles of expression and the many physical benefits of movement in healthcare. Modules within the short course cover self-expression and interpretive dance, traditional and contemporary dance forms, meditative and stillness practices, and movement in clinical, expressive and community health contexts. Practical activities will guide you through the applications and benefits of dance and movement for individual, group and community healthcare.

Dr Eliza  Burke
Dr Eliza Burke

Dr Eliza Burke is an interdisciplinary researcher and writer with an MFA in Art Theory (University of Tasmania) and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (Monash University). She is also an independent art curator and has held a variety of project co-ordination and management roles in the arts industry and the tertiary education sector. She teaches and has assisted on many research projects across the disciplines of Sociology and Art Theory, with particular expertise in mental health and gender theory, and contemporary arts practices. She has published her own research in Feminist Media Studies, Australian Feminist Studies and Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health and regularly contributes to the Asia-Pacific arts magazine, Artlink.

Short Course Curriculum