Date(s) - 09 Apr, 2016
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
New Mexico History Museum
The New Mexico History Museum joins the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project to share techniques for reaching people with memory illnesses through dance, literature, song and performance on Saturday, April 9th, from 10 am to 1:30 pm, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501. Registration fee of $25 includes continental breakfast. Continuing Education Units will be available.
To register or for more information call 505-577-2250 or go to: dementiaarts.com.
Experiential ParticipatoryLearn easy-to-implement ideas and methods to help you learn to bring creativity to the lives of older adults and to your own life.The day opens with a keynote talk on the benefits of dance and movement by special guest artist Maria Genné of the Minnesota-based dance troop Kairos Alive!TM Participants will then join in a performance featuring poetry, music and song on the theme on dance.In the afternoon Genné will lead an Intergenerational Dance HallTM with musicians from the Lifesongs program. In addition, Ruth Dennis and Jytte Lokvig will guide participants in the creation of a mural in response to the dance.Genné’s Intergenerational Dance HallTM revives the notion of dance halls as a community intersection of artistic, physical and social involvement designed for all ages and abilities, with elders at its heart. The events feature live music performed by professional musicians, and participatory dance, story and theatre to promote arts participation, health education and personal and community well-being.