Fitness: What does it have to do with performance in South Asian dance forms?

Posted by | June 23, 2017 | News | No Comments

Dance Well Project Officer Claire Farmer and Seema De Jorge-Chopra write about fitness in South Asian Dance forms and the ever-increasing demands of choreography in Pulse‘s Winter edition – a short feature has also been included in Dance Australia

“As the body fatigues throughout a performance, the precision of movement reduces, movement patterns are disrupted and risk of injury is increased…

Training to reach the demands of performance is key across all dance genres and although there is currently a lack of Dance Medicine and Science research within South Asian genres, the first steps to investigating these demands have already begun.” 

Read: Fitness: What does it have to do with performance in South Asian dance forms? in Pulse. 

Read: Fitness in South Asian Dance Forms in Dance Australia. 

Seema De Jorge-Chopra is a graduate of the MSc Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is researching the physiology of dance; in particular the effects of cool-down post intense dance activity. She recently completed a UK Strength and Conditioning foundation course in March 2016.

Claire Farmer is Akademi’s Dance Well Project Officer. With an MSc Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Claire’s other roles include Manger of National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science. She regularly lectures at various UK universities.

Dance Well is Akademi’s 3-year community participation project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.