Beatrice Allegranti and Emilyn Claid
Ageing, illness and loss can be a scary and isolating time. Through published texts, workshops, talks and choreographic events, Dr Beatrice Allegranti and Professor Emilyn Claid have enhanced and improved the psychological, cognitive and physical wellbeing of individuals experiencing ageing, illness and loss, through dance. Their work has also prompted major healthcare and cultural organisations across south east England to embed dance interventions in their methods and shaped the practice of dance artists and health professionals. .
Sara Houston, Ashley McGill and Raymond Lee
Parkinson’s disease affects approximately 145,000 people in the UK, and while there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed. Dr Sara Houston has led pioneering research demonstrating that dance can have a positive impact the symptoms of the disease. This research has changed dance practice and transformed lives for people with Parkinson’s across Australia, Europe and North America.