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A day for those who are interested in, or work in, healthcare or culture and are curious about the link between culture and health.

Dr Sara Houston is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton in London. Sara's special interest is community dance, with a particular focus on marginalised groups in society. Her research on dance and Parkinson's disease earned her the BUPA Foundation's 'Vitality for Life' award in 2011. Over a four-year period, she researched the impact of dance on people with Parkinson's disease. The study resulted in the book Dancing with Parkinson's 2019.

Dr Hanna Poikonen combines science, dance, art and technology. In 2011, she completed a versatile master's degree at Aalto University School of Sience in Finland, focusing on biomedical engineering, neuroscience, art theory and intercultural communication. She is the founder of the WiseMotion community and a researcher at ETH Zurich and Örebro University Hospital.

Gunnar Bjursell is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Centre for Culture, Cognition and Health at Karolinska Institutet.

Åsa N. Åström is the developer of dance health at Balettakademien. Åsa trains new educators in the method Dance for PD® and is active in the committee Dance for Health IADMS (International Association for Dance, Medicine and Science). She is one of the founders of the network Dance for Parkinson Sweden, and active in several projects in the field of Dance Health/Dance for Health.

The participants in the Dance for Parkinson's group all have Parkinson's disease. This time they are performing together with students from the BA's Professional Dance Programme.

The event is a collaboration between BA Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet ─ The Cultural Brain and Dansens hus.

Date and time: 29 April 16:00-18:00
Location: Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, foyer 3
Price: 120 kr.

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