FHK presents Inclusive Dance Dialogues, where we ask field experts to share their view on the future perspective of a dancer and its transferable skills. On 16 March you can meet Andrew Greenwood. Broadcasted live from Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg. Join us online or offline!
Andrew Greenwood is a dancer, choreographer and artistic director. His lecture is about artistic self-reliance. Andrew believes we have to encourage todays dance students to understand the importance of self-reliance. Offering these individuals the ability to successfully adapt to the 21st century life style in the new economy.
He will talk about how dancers can build a sustainable career and make the most out of your knowledge as a dancer. Drawing from his experience as a professional dancer, ballet master and founder of several organizations with the focus on marrying Health, Movement and art.
Program 16 March
5 pm doors open – Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Tilburg
Delicious homemade pumpkin soup & bread will be served – Cenakel
5.45 pm start lecture Guy Cools – Academietheater
7 pm doors closing
No costs. Soup & bread included.
Would you like to come to the event? Registration is necessary. As we have a limited amount of seats, we advise to sign up quickly, be there or be square! Register here
We will livestream the event: Livestream
Biography Andrew Greenwood
As a dancer, choreographer and artistic director, Andrew has seen enormous changes in the way that the arts have been funded. With government subsidies slashed, and increased competition for the corporate sponsorship big theatre groups have had to drastically adapt, learning new ways for external collaboration and cooperation, and drawing the attention of a whole new public. In 2012, when a good friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Andrew decided to put his love and knowledge of dance and movement to another use. He established the international foundation Dance for Health as its initiator and movement program designer.
Dance for Health is aiming to “change peoples’ lives “ by offering specific movement programs for people with physical and mental impairment, such as Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis. In 2015 the program runs in 15 cities across The Netherlands, as well as internationally in Italy and Australia.
There is also an on-going collaboration between Het National Ballet (NL) and Medical University the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, which together with Dance for Health are conducting a medical research on the results of a specific movement program for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis on the effect on the neuroplasticity of the brain.
My drive is change, upgrade and personalize the health industry by offering, accessible, achievable artistic based creative initiatives. My understanding a commitment to make change comes from my personal relationship with both worlds.
Andrew was a performing artist with, amongst other companies London Festival Ballet, Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Kölner Oper-Tanzforum and later Ballet Master with such companies as National Ballet of Portugal, Stuttgart Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet National Theatre Belgrade, Serbia, Volksoper Wien, Vienna, Austria Ballet, Ballet Cisne Negro, São Paulo, Brazil, Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet, Ljubljana, Ballet Rambert Company, London.