Life/Art Interplay: Art-Making for Personal Health & Embodiment

As dancers begin to consider parallel or second career paths, many look for opportunities to use their dance skills in new ways, often with the goal of helping others to live fuller, healthier lives through movement. Maggie Forgeron is currently utilizing a retraining grant for studies in Expressive Art Therapy at the Tamalpa Institute. Here, she explains the philosophy behind the Tamapla methodology and invites you to learn more as part of her upcoming workshop in Toronto on January 14th, 2018. 

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Introducing Nina Jane Patel

Nina Jane Patel is the Dancer Transition Resource Centre’s incoming BC Program Manager. Take a moment to get to know your DTRC representative on the west coast. 

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Supporting the Whole Person: Q&A with DTRC Career Counsellor Sally Halliday

People who have been so focused, passionate and hardworking can find this exploration stage paralyzing. Dancers can struggle with a mindset in which they are not allowed to make mistakes. I try to shift this perspective and encourage them to experiment and loosen up. I tell dancers, “Be curious; pursue informational interviews and job shadowing; be creative in career exploration. It is okay not to know. Try this as a creative process.”

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