QB Ballet for Brain Injury will launch in Term 2, as an initial 10-week pilot program to develop a new evidence-informed approach to engage people living with a brain injury, and their carers, in ballet. In partnership with Hopkins Centre, Griffith University, this program will use ballet-based movement, music and artistry to enable participants to experience the enjoyment, creative expression and wellbeing benefits dance can bring. The program will be devised in collaboration with QB Teaching Artists and allied health practitioners, physiotherapist Kerry Read APAM and occupational therapist Peter Irving.
#Why get involved?
Arts-based movement approaches are increasingly recognised as accessible, holistic, and potentially empowering resources for brain injury patients and others who experience disability. Dance has been shown to help people surviving brain injury to re-inhabit their bodies and cope with emotional, cognitive and physical impairments that can result from brain injury. Due to the artistic and creative nature of ballet and other dance forms, brain injury participants can experience freedom to use their own life experience to inspire movement and create dances.
Please note that we have filled all the places for the Ballet for Brain Injury pilot program. We welcome you to register your expression of interest below, to be waitlisted, and hear further information about opportunities to participate in further classes following the pilot program.
Queensland Ballet's building is accessible for people with various mobility requirements. The class studio is on ground level, with direct access via the guest carpark. There is a disabled bathroom onsite.
To participate in the initial pilot program, we request participants are able to engage in the class with their carer and options will be provided to dance either seated, with a wheelchair/mobility device and/or standing.