Dancing to Connect Workshop: Creative dance methodologies for people with different abilities

  • 2014 / 5 / 30 - 6 / 3
  • Y-Space Flat B, 3/F, Wah Fung Industrial Centre, Blk 1, 33-39 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

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Dance engages the fundamental movement skills required for day-to-day functioning while unlocking deep-seated emotions that may be difficult to process and express. The study and practice of dance or arts is able to develop creativity and expression.


The Dancing to Connect (DtC) workshop series will consider creativity, movement and expression, adapted for different disabilities. The workshop will:


  • highlight specific features of the DtC methodology for disabilities including auditory, developmental, physical, visual, neurological and behavioral.
  • have discussions about the psychological and social issues people with disabilities face daily in a supportive and open environment.
  • let all participants consider best practices in the mentorship of individuals with different disabilities through dance and the delicate balance between a challenging environment and a nurturing safe space.


30 May to 3 June, 2014 (Fri to Tue)
30/5/2014 (Fri)  7:00-10:00pm
31/5-2/6/2014 (Sat to Mon) 10:00am-5:30pm (include 1.5 hours lunch break)
3/6/2014 (Tue) 7:00-10:00pm
Y-Space Flat B, 3/F, Wah Fung Industrial Centre, Blk 1, 33-39 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Image of Carmen NicoleCarmen Nicole
Carmen Nicole is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer and educator. Born in Canada, she began her training and professional career in Chicago before moving to New York in 1998. A member of Battery Dance Company since 2008, she has engaged in teacher training in Beijing, Liuzhou, Athens, Madrid and New York as well as conducting master classes, leading intensive Dancing to Connect residencies, choreographing and performing in the U.S. and in 30 countries. She has led creative movement workshops with a variety of special needs populations in different countries like Greece, Suriname, Laos, Germany and Romania. Through Battery Dance Company, she has served as a cultural ambassador, using movement as a tool for engendering mutual trust and understanding as well as healing and empowerment. She holds a B.A. in psychology and movement studies and is a Feldenkrais practitioner, Pilates instructor, dance and creative movement teacher.
Battery Dance Company
Founded in 1976 in New York City’s lower Manhattan district by choreographer Jonathan Hollander, Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance having worked in 60 countries to date. The Company pursues artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces and teaching people of all ages with special attention to the disadvantaged, people with disabilities and areas of conflict. Through its signature arts education programme, Dancing to Connect, Battery Dance Company has shared its passion for dance and placed the tools of choreography in the hands of over 100,000 participants with or without prior dance training in 40 countries.
Battery Dance Company: http://www.batterydance.org/ 
Professional dancers, dance teachers, arts and physical education teachers, practitioners of expressive art therapy and persons with relevant interest
Teaching language:
English (with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation)
Class Size:
Workshop Fee:
Deadline of application:
16 May 2014 (quota is limited, first-come-first-served)
(1) Participants with over 80% of attendance will receive the Certificate of Attendance for proof
(2) Application via fax and emails are not valid for this course


Ms. Jessie Chung
Tel: (852) 2777 8664
Fax: (852) 2777 8669
Email: jcias@adahk.org.hk