Lights, camera, action! Dance/movement therapists from all-over the world are gearing-up to present on camera to educate the world about dance/movement therapy.
American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) has been in preparations for some time for the production of ADTA Talks 2015, a series of lectures and stories about dance/movement therapy that will be professionally filmed on Thursday, October 22 in conjunction with the 50th Annual Conference in La Jolla, California. Both series of ADTA Talks have been made possible by a grant from the Marian Chace Foundation.
In 2013, at the 48th Conference in New York City, the ADTA filmed fifteen educational talks about dance/movement therapy in the style of TED Talks. These pilot “ADTA Talks” are now housed on the ADTA YouTube Channel and have already been watched over 70,000 times. ADTA Talks 2015 will nearly triple the dance/movement therapy educational and advocacy tools available to the internet community.
This year the content of ADTA Talks has been diversified– in addition to expert speakers presenting on topics including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and substance use, a number of credentialed, charismatic storytellers will share a Moment in Dance/Movement Therapy. These shorter pieces will describe clinical anecdotes and therapeutic processes involved in dance/movement therapy in an effort to educate and inspire viewers with the potential of dance/movement therapy.
The filming will take place in front of a live, studio audience (you are invited!) in the Garfield Theatre at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, CA. FREE ticket information available here. (Audience members are requested throughout the day but especially encouraged to attend the morning taping from 9:45 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.)