2017 International Health Humanities Consortium: "Diversity, Cultures, and Health Humanities"

On Saturday March 11, 2017, Rachel (Balaban) and Julie (Strandberg) presented a panel discussion with Celeste Miller of Grinnell College called The Undeniability of the Body: The Role of Dance with Both Patients and Medical Practitioners. The presentation was part of the International Health Humanities Consortium held at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The program at Grinnell focuses on working with medical students, while Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) trains undergraduates to work with persons with Parkinson’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program at Grinnell focuses on working with medical students, while Artists and Scientists as Partners (ASaP) trains undergraduates to work with persons with Parkinson’s disease and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The panel, which included three students from Grinnell, examined the ways in which these two programs utilize action-based practices that place learning & reflective practices in in-body activities; and how deep in-body experiences provide us all with access to facing the undeniability of the body, and ways in which this knowledge becomes a pathway to health.

 

  Julie Strandberg, Rachel Balaban, Krishna Mudwari, Celeste Miller, Sydney Tardrew, and Whitney Teagle.

 

Julie Strandberg, Rachel Balaban, Krishna Mudwari, Celeste Miller, Sydney Tardrew, and Whitney Teagle.