Please find below the list of times and activities for our immersive conference. We can't wait to dance and discuss with you!

NB - All in-person sessions require pre-booking, delegates will be sent a link in order to reserve their spaces.

Please note any dance or movement activities are always optional and aimed at a mixed audience - no experience required.

Your wellbeing is a central aspect of this experience, so throughout both of the in-person days, breakout movement sessions will be led by Scottish Ballet and Jenny Baxley Lee (University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine). Pop up performances will be scattered throughout the days featuring young dancers from Clyde College, MM Youth Panel & Indepen-dance amongst others. 

You can watch dance on film in our dedicated cinema space, or explore our exhibition and information hub. We will have quiet spaces dedicated for meditation and reflection, yoga and stretching, alongside access to the Hidden Gardens for an audio walk or simply take a moment in nature.

Wednesday and Thursday evenings feature exciting networking and socialising opportunities - including a performance by Lost Tones Collective and a traditional Scottish Ceilidh evening!

Leave your suits at home, and join the conversation - mind and body.

Wednesday 4 May – in-person

TimeSession
8.45amOptional SB 'Health at Hand' movement or yoga session to kickstart the day
9.20amSettle into the space with the MM Youth Panel
9.30amWelcome address from Dr Dave Caesar (NHS), Chris Hampson (SB) & Dr Safia Qureshi (Healthcare Improvement Scotland)
10.00amPerformance of 'Tether' choreographed by Madeline Squire & keynote speech by Dr. Jill Sonke (University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine)
10.55amPanel discussion – Demystifying Language around Mental Health & Wellbeing (SAMH & SB)
orPanel discussion – Trauma-Informed Practice (Kibble & SB)
orWorkshop – Magpie Project/Early Years Attunement in Childhood, Unlocking Wellbeing (Louise Klarnett, People Dancing)
orWorkshop – Safe to Be Me for Primary Schools (SB)
12.20Talk – Center for Arts in Medicine research presentation, (Dr Jill Sonke)
orTalk – Cashback for change, Dance for wellbeing in a prison context during a global pandemic and beyond (Kelly Shearer, YDance)
orWorkshop – Safe to Be Me Gender Identity (SB)
orWorkshop – Restore Movement Session (Tiffany Stott, SB)
1.20pmLunch, including performances by Indepen-dance, and optional Hidden Gardens Audio Walks
2.20pmTalk – Dance/Connect (Dr Katey Warran, UCL & Dancebase)
orTalk – Advancing (dis)ability engagement during Covid-19 and beyond in Scotland and Colombia (Dr. Nancy Lombard, Indepen-dance/Glasgow Caledonian University)
orWorkshop – Exploring identity through dance (Sonia Sabri)
orWorkshop – BROAD Building Resilience and Overcoming Adversity through Dance and Drama. Scottish Ballet, Company Chameleon and Kibble Education and Care Centre use movement tasks and games to explore the impact of dance for at risk young people. (Company Chameleon, SB & Kibble Care)
3.45pmTalk – Safe to Be Me Digital Festival, The Making of (SB)
orWorkshop - Attuning to Child's Senses, Dance movement psychotherapy for children, particularly for those with autism and learning disabilities (Takeshi Matsumoto, People Dancing)
orWorkshop – Afrobeats (Emanuel Carlos IYS)
orWorkshop – Kathak dance (Sonia Sabri)
4.55 - 5.15pmPerformance of 'Selkie' (Rishan Benjamin SB Company Dancer) & Plenary from Lisa Sinclair (SB Dance Health Manager)

All Moving Minds delegates are warmly welcome to join us on Wednesday evening for the Moving Minds Networking and Ceilidh Evening!

If you would like to bring a change of clothes for the evening events, please do so.

The schedule of events include:

6.30-7.30pm Networking Event - Civic Reception by Glasgow's Lord Provost (The Merchants House of Glasgow)

7.45pm - 11pm Dinner & Dancing - Ceilidh Evening (Sloan's Glasgow)

BOOK NOW – IN-PERSON WED 4 MAY

Thursday 5 May – in-person

TimeSession
8.45amOptional SB 'Health at Hand' movement or yoga session to kickstart the day
9.20amWelcome address from Catherine Cassidy (SB Director of Engagement) & the MM Youth Panel
9.30amPerformance - Witness This by Company Chameleon
10.00amBursts of Movement (Jenny Baxley Lee, University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine)
10.15amKeynote Speeches - Kevin Turner (Company Chameleon) & Chidera David Chukwujekwu (Intercultural Youth Scotland)
10.55amWorkshop – Safe to Be Me, Gender Identity (SB)
orWorkshop – Restore Movement Session (Tiffany Stott, SB)
orPanel discussion – The Safeguarding Continuum in Arts & Health (SAMH & SB, facilitated by Dr. Jill Sonke University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine)
orPanel discussion – MM Youth Panel Ask Leading Arts Practitioners, what young people want to know about mental health work in the arts
12.20pmWorkshop –  BROAD Building Resilience and Overcoming Adversity through Dance and Drama. Scottish Ballet, Company Chameleon and Kibble Education and Care Centre use movement tasks and games to explore the impact of dance for at risk young people. (Company Chameleon, SB & Kibble Care)
orWorkshop – Joy in Dance, Positive Benefits on Mental Health (Erin Sanchez, OneDance UK)
orOpen Rehearsal (watch) - Clyde College x Hothouse x OneDance UK Young Creatives, Choreography WIP
orTalk – Intergenerational Practice, The Snow Queen case study (Lisa Sinclair, SB)
1.20pmLunch, including performances by Indepen-dance
2.20pmWorkshop – Five steps to better wellbeing (MM Youth Panel & SAMH)
orPanel Discussion - Supporting Arts Practitioners Working in Mental Health, chaired by Erin Sanchez (OneDance UK)
orWorkshop – Restore Movement Session (Tiffany Stott, SB)
orTalk – Expression and exploration of different identities (Sonia Sabri)
3.45pmPanel Discussion - Young Choreographers Clyde College x Hothouse x OneDance UK Young Creatives, Talking about process chaired by Tashi Gore (Scottish Dance Theatre)
orTalk - Safe to Be Me, The Making of (SB)
orWorkshop – Cashback for Change, Dance for wellbeing in a prison context, a practical guide (Kelly Shearer, YDance)
orWorkshop – Where Do We Belong. This workshop will lead you through an exercise that explores why we urgently need to address marginalisation, access, inclusion and barriers for Young Black and People Of Colour in mental health care. As we reimagine spaces for mental health support, it is necessary to consider how we can ensure that these have anti-racism embed in. In this workshop we will interrogate the power dynamics of creating space, particularly focusing on what this means for racialised people. We will explore the importance of considering racialised trauma for creating a truly anti-racist space, what it means to be othered and how we can find belonging. (Nina Abeysuriya, Intercultural Youth Scotland)
4.55pmPerformance (Company Chameleon) and Plenary from Lisa Sinclair (SB Dance Health Manager

All Moving Minds delegates are warmly invited to join us in concluding the in-person conference days with canapés and a musical performance from Lost Tones Collective. This will take place on-site at Tramway.

The schedule of events include:

5.15-5.45pm Canapé Reception/Networking

5.45-6.30pm Lost Tones Collective Performance (Intercultural Youth Scotland)

BOOK NOW – IN-PERSON THU 5 MAY

Friday 6 May - digital

Join us on Friday in our Moving Minds digital hub! Our dedicated web page will guide delegates through this online experience. A chat function will be available for networking, reflection and technical support.

No pre-booking required for digital sessions, delegates can join any session they choose.

Wellbeing is also at the heart of the digital day. We will start the day with a yoga session, and between each session we offer a digital break-out space in the hub for watching dance on film (related to sessions), moments for reflection, and gentle movement - SB's online Health at Hand movement sessions will be available throughout the day on our YouTube channel.

Digital delegates will also be sent an extra treat to watch back after the event - to be revealed!

TimeSession
9.00amTrauma informed Yoga session (Dr Gráinne Turley-Gibson, London Trauma Specialists)
9.30amWelcome address from Christopher Hampson (SB) & Nikki Crane (King's College London)
9.45amDance on Screen - The Making of 'Tether', choreographed by Madeline Squire (SB)
10.00amKeynote Speech by Dr Jill Sonke (University of Florida's Center for Arts in Medicine)
10.55amMOVE – Introduction to The Close Project (SB & Kibble Care)
orLISTEN – Dance improvisation and early years, why dance makes a difference to the very youngest in our society (Liz Clark, People Dancing)
orDISCUSS – Young choreographers on creative process (Clyde College, Hothouse & One Dance UK Young Creatives, chaired by Tashi Gore, Scottish Dance Theatre)
12.20pmMOVE – Dance/Connect (Dr. Katey Warran, UCL & Dance Base) NB- Pens and paper required for this session!
orLISTEN – The power of dance to affect our emotions and mental world, a psychiatrist's perspective (Dr. Andrew McWilliams, UCL & King's College London)
orDISCUSS – Safe to Be Me Digital Festival, Young Artists Collaborative Filmmaking Process (Intercultural Youth Scotland, SB Youth Exchange, chaired by Catherine Cassidy, SB)
1.20pmLunch
2.20pmMOVE – Introduction to the Safe to Be Me project (SB)
orLISTEN – Intergenerational Practice, The Snow Queen case study (Lisa Sinclair, SB)
orDISCUSS – The Shimmering Extraordinary, Representation in dance (Filmmaker Fx Goby interviewed by MM Youth Panel)
3.45pmConcluding statements by Nikki Crane (King's College London)
4pmWatch party – Dive (SB)
BOOK NOW – DIGITAL FRIDAY 6 MAY