Moving together: Alleviating loneliness through an interdisciplinary music- and dance-based intervention programme

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This KE project involves launching an interdisciplinary enquiry into how movement and music may help reduce loneliness – a widespread but as yet un-tackled well-being challenge in the UK.

 The KE workshop will host a small group of dance-movement therapy practitioners, loneliness researchers, music/movement scientists, and people with lived experiences of loneliness. Attendees will share their disciplinary perspectives on, and experiences of, loneliness and its consequences, and will discuss the potential for movement/music therapy practices to help address this issue. We also hope that a dance choreographer will attend the workshop, with the aim of translating some of the material we cover into an original dance piece reflecting on the embodied experience of loneliness and connectivity. 

 

For more information please contact to Dr. Bronwyn Tarr, bronwyn.tarr@anthro.ox.ac.uk.

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