Do you work with, or make decisions for young people? Scottish Ballet is hosting a three-day mental health and wellbeing conference with a difference.
Leave your suits at home and prepare to immerse yourself in dance programmes that are having a big impact on young people’s lives.
Moving Minds, an exploration of young people's mental health and wellbeing through dance, will take place on 4–6 May 2022.
The conference will comprise a blend of in-person and online events.
Day 1 (Wednesday) & Day 2 (Thursday) will be hosted at Scottish Ballet in-person, whilst Day 3 (Friday) offers a digital programme available to a worldwide audience of health and social care, education and arts sector professionals. Accessibility and inclusivity will be at the heart of this event.
We are offering a limited number of bursaries to support freelance artists in attending this event, in conjunction with People Dancing. Please get in touch with Engagement Producer Ailbhe Turley firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Choose your own event programme based on your mood, including:
- Keynote speeches from leaders in health, education, youth work and dance
- Workshops where you will learn tools used by leading dance specialists
- Performances created by both young people and professional dancers
- Panel discussions with industry specialists and young people
- Audio walks in the Hidden Gardens
- Exhibitions and film screenings
- Facilitated networking
As part of our Moving Minds Immersive Conference, attendees will see the world premiere of Tether, a specially commissioned work choreographed by Madeline Squire.
Inspired by the conference theme – an exploration of young people's mental health and wellbeing through dance - Tether explores the importance of support, relationships and human connection through movement.
Featuring dancers from both Scottish Ballet’s main company and Youth Exchange, Tether is a celebration of the positive impact of dance on young people’s lives.