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Luna Dance Institute to Present Dance and the Brain Conference

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Apr 08, 2015
Berkeley, CA

On Saturday, May 2, 2015, 9:00AM – 5:00PM PT, Luna Dance Institute will present the Dance and the Brain Conference at Luna’s studio and library (605 Addison St, Berkeley, CA). For 23 years, Luna Dance Institute has invigorated the arts education field through active inquiry to deepen the learning experience of children and adults. Now, experts enriching the field with their research will travel to Berkeley for Luna’s first conference of this kind to present on creativity and the brain, brain compatible dance, and the most recent findings on symbolic play and social engagement.

Guest speakers include: James Catterall, Center for Research on Creativity, dedicated to understanding creative behavior and motivation and experiences that boost creativity; Ann Law, Artistic Director of Copac (Contemporary Performing Arts Chattanooga), who will explore brain compatible dance work in relation to the creative process, somatics and neuropatterns; and Pamela Wolfberg, creator of Integrated Play Groups®, a model which maximizes the developmental potential and intrinsic motivation of children with autism to play with typically developing peers.

About Luna Dance Institute
Founded in 1992, Luna Dance Institute is a community-based arts education organization whose mission is to bring creativity, equity and community to every child’s life through the art of dance. Through dance classes to children and families, and professional development support to artists, teachers and schools and districts Luna’s reach extends beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to bring dance to over 15,000 children a year. Luna’s Professional Development Program supports over 300 artists and educators a year through foundational and continuing education workshops and seminars.

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