Our sedentary and virtual lifestyle has exploded into an insidious epidemic – limiting the necessity for movement and effort, thus diminishing our natural reflexes. Using dance and movement as the basis, a Switch2Move approach provokes engagement, re-establishing body rhythms and system communications and producing habit-forming lifestyle. The multi-stimuli programme Switch2Move is immersed within a creative context, it is designed to be interactive and self-reflective. Focus is on
awakening awareness, mindfulness and practical experience, with identification that drives the discovery of personal behaviour. Much more than a series of complex movement sequences, ‘creative wellness’ is charged with different levels of meaning provoking recognition, imagination, reconnection and joy.
‘EVERYONE CAN DANCE – When the moveable light enters the brain, every muscle, every cell in your body is completely accessible’
Health & well-being
Quality of life is influenced by – among other things – a person’s well-being and lifestyle. This applies to everyone from the minute we are born until the day we die. If you are confronted with an illness or disability, albeit sooner or later in life, this can negatively influence your quality of life.
In the morning program you will be introduced to various initiatives, including the internationally renowned Switch2Move, the Speeltuin Bende and the More2Win, whom all bring people with and without disabilities, or with a different background, together through dance and movement activities.
The afternoon session centres round a dialogue with and between two internationally operating organisations: Nature For Health, which works on improving the quality of life and the living environment by connecting health and nature and Into D’mentia, who actively work towards improving the understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. It will even be possible to experience the challenges of living with the disease for yourself through VR techniques. The afternoon is co-organised and made possible by students from Fontys Academy For Creative Industries and the International Lifestyle Studies programme.