Symposium ‘Oefening baart kunst 4’ (practice makes perfect)

NCPA, ArtEZ and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Dans en Muziek Geneeskunde (NVDGM, Dutch Society for Dance and Music Medicine) will organize a symposium in Arnhem, from 9.00  – 18.00 hrs on Saturday September 27th 2014.

The symposium is entitled “Oefening baart kunst 4”,  (practice makes perfect) and is part of a thematized cycle of symposia organized by the NVDGM. The NVDGM works from the vision that para medicals like physiotherapists, speech therapists, podologists, Mensendieck and Cezar therapists  are an essential and vital link in the healt care system for dancers, musicians and singers.

The aims of the symposium are to offer presentations that highlight the practical and experiental sides of these professions, an environment for exchange of knowlegde and meet your network collegues. Meeting each other is at the core of building the network together.


Pre-program  (ArtEZ School of Dance Arnhem)
9.00-9.30  Welcome members and special members NVDGM 
Open rehearsal and demonstration by Aryeh Weiner (dance teacher and  former dancer of Nederlands Dans Theater): ‘Introduction of work intensity parameters in the dance class’
10.45-12.15 Council meeting for member and special members of the NVDMG with lunch

Afternoon program (ArtEZ conservatoire Arnhem, concert hall) 
Welcome participants (non members NVDGM)
13.00-13.20 Opening talk and welcome Boni Rietveld (chairman NVDGM) and Gaby Allard (director ArtEZ School of dance, director NCPA).
Willard Rijnberg (orthopedic surgeon Rijnstate hospital) is chairman for the symposium.
13.20-13.40 ‘Juggling the demands of a dance curriculum: using periodization techniques as a tool’ by Matt Wyon (associate professor health ArtEZ and Gaby Allard.
13.40-13.55 ‘Health policies ArtEZ Dance’ by Joost van Meegen (health coordinator ArtEZ Dance, Mensendieck therapist)
 13.55-14.10 ‘Health policies ArtEZ Music’ by Rianne Heezen (health coordinator ArtEZ Music, logopedist)
14.10-14.30 ‘Exercize induces injuries of the lower legs, not only shinsplints’ by Arjan Kokshoorn (sports medical ArtEZ)
14.30-14.50 ‘Hapto therapy for musicians’ by Mart Blom (hapto therapist and teacher ‘stage awareness’ArtEZ)
14.50-15.20 Tea break
15.20-15.30 Intermezzo
15.30-16.00 ‘Warm up and cool down, essential means of injury prevention’ by Judith-Elisa Kaufmann (chairman Tamed Austria, founder Body, Art and Expression, Akademie fur Ballett/ Tanzpedagogik und Tanzmedizin)
16.00-16.30 ‘Health and music; warming up and cooling down for singers’ by Rianne Heezen
16.30-17.00 ‘The basics for a good warming up is to synchronize the body and the person’ by Niek Brouw (ortomanual medical)
17.00-17.30 Panel discussion ‘Warming Up’
17.30-17.40 Intermezzo
17.45 Wrap up and reception

For this symposium all interested are welcome. Members and non-members of the NVDGM, (para) medicals, performing artists, students and teachers.
Admission with pre registration: 85 euros, free for members of NVDGM
Admission without registration: 90 euros (please pay in cash at arrival on the sympsoium day)
Pre-registration is possible by sending an email to:

Accreditation for this symposium is in the making for physiotherapists, speech thrapists, podologists, Mensendieck and Cezar therapists. Alle participants will receive a certificate of their participation.

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Onderlangs 9 (School of Dance)
Utrechtsestraat 85 (Conservatoire and concert hall)

Travel instructions can be found at

T 070-3302076


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