Care in Dance Training


March 30, 2022

Words By

Elizabeth Chan

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In dance-making and dance training settings, dance practitioners are often encouraged to push their limits and explore outside of their comfort zone. This often creates traumatic experiences as dancers internalise unequal power relationships while value judgements are being placed onto their bodies and actions.

The objective of this workshop is to expose dance practitioners to trauma-informed ways of conducting their artistic practice, to address past traumatic or harmful experiences and prevent future harm from being caused to oneself or others, in the context of dance-making and dance training.


Elizabeth Chan

Elizabeth Chan (陈美锜), is a dance practitioner-researcher who is interested in decolonial and caring ways of working.

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