Dancing Moments

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Sarker Bisaka

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Akademi South Asian Dance UK

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Dancing Moments, a creative South Asian dance participation project, has used dance as a tool for communication and improving physical fitness, to restore wellbeing for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.

Led by Bisakha Sarker, artistic director of Chaturangan, Dancing Moments was conceived and delivered in partnership with Akademi South Asian Dance UK and Arts 4 Dementia. This creative South Asian Dance resource is to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia by providing a guide rather than a template for working with dance and dementia.
This pack aims to give carers and session leaders confidence and to further understanding of the use of South Asian dance techniques to encourage wellbeing. It provides guidance on:
The structure and planning
of sessions using South Asian dance techniques and the underpinning intentions behind each section.
A suggested session focussing on the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.
How to maintain and stimulate participants attention during the sessions.
Evaluation practice.

Main Focus: Physical Health

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Dance

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Sarker, B. (2012). Dancing moments. UK: Akademi.