L.N.A.D.J.S.M.L.

2019

TITLE | LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE 
MEN, MOVEMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH
SYMPOSIUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRST FORTNIGHT | EUROPE
RUA RED ARTS CENTRE – DUBLIN
FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL IRELAND, SOUTH DUBLIN ARTS OFFICE, RUA RED ARTS CENTRE AND FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE is a symposium event concerned with Men, Movement and Mental Health, produced in collaboration with First Fortnight as part of their first European Mental Health, Arts and Culture festival. The symposium will focus on observing the barriers for men in accessing dance; exploring dance as a bio-psycho-social model of intervention within situations of isolation and incarceration; examining dance within the context of cultural diversity as a shift takes place within the youth dance landscape; recognising embodied practice within a mental health context or medical setting. The day will consist of live performances, films, talks, interactive presentations and panel discussions from National and International artists who have made work with, for or about communities of men.
This work was made possible by an Arts Council – Dance Artist in Residence Award 2018/19 – supported by South Dublin County Council, Rua Red Arts Centre and First Fortnight Festival.
Curated by Cathy Coughlan, Dance Artist in Residence at Rua Red Arts Centre, South Dublin and Ailish Claffey, Dance Artist in Residence at the National Centre for Arts and Health, Tallaght University Hospital.