Provocation: Embodied Adventures in Medicine: Exploring improvisation in paediatric healthcare

Lisa Dowler, Catherine Hawkins

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

"An improviser doesn't know what's going to happen next, but they know what's going to happen next is going to be their life at that moment. They're committed to it, you know; they're adventurers in that way." (Zaporah, R 2013) STDC has been exploring improvisational approaches to movement and dance at Alder Hey since 2006. Through embodied listening, physical empathy, responding and companionship an improvised duet navigates the unknown, offering the participant the possibility of leading and expressing themselves in the present moment within a clinical context where they have little control or choice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2013
EventCulture Health & Wellbeing International Conference - City Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceCulture Health & Wellbeing International Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period24/06/1326/06/13

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  • Research Output

    Practice-as-Research Portfolio: Invisible Duets

    Dowler, L., Hawkins, C. & GerstenRoberts, J., 2011

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    Dowler, L., & Hawkins, C. (2013). Provocation: Embodied Adventures in Medicine: Exploring improvisation in paediatric healthcare. Paper presented at Culture Health & Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol, United Kingdom. http://www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/programme_tue_breaks.aspx?b=2X1