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World Arts & Embodiment Forum 2023


Stabilization, Innovation & Breakthrough
– Cultivating Resilience through the Embodied Arts


About WAEF2023

WAEF is a global event platform to support the development of the creative arts and somatics in a wide range of fields within education and therapy, including healthcare and wellness, performing arts, community arts and other allied professions. It is one of the most important events in 2023 you can't miss. More

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Dance Therapy & Movement Therapy (DT/MT) Summit 

Date: March 9/10-12, 2023
Venue: Online

Dance Therapy & Movement Therapy (DT/MT) Summit contains 28 sessions with almost 50 speakers involved, including 4 key conversations, 17 Presentations and 7 Workshops.  

This Summit will focus upon the development of the field globally, the role that DT/MT and other arts-based embodied practices can play in the amelioration of trauma, and in the restoration of resilience in a world in the wake of the Covid epidemic, climate changes and increasing numbers of refugees displaced by famine, warfare, and ecological disasters.

Curators and Speakers: Tony Yu Zhou (China) Vivien Speiser (US) Marcia Plevin (Italy) Joan Wittig (US) Susan Scarth (UK) Sharon Chaiklin (USA) Helen Payne (UK)

Creative Movement (CM) Summit

Date: March 23/24-26, 2023
Venue: Online + China (in-person)

Creative Movement (CM) Summit contains 26 sessions with almost 50 speakers involved, including 1 key conversations, 14 Presentations, 8 Workshops and 3 Art Performances.

This Summit centers on the way in which the creative spirit can be liberated and taught through classes and trainings within educational, social and health care venues. Not a therapy, per se, its results can be therapeutic. Welcomed to this stream are Creative Movement practices in the world.

Curators and Speakers: Marcia Plevin (Italy) Montanari Fabriziz (Switzerland) Zeynep Catay (Turkey) Riccardo Lombardo (Italy) Maria Elena Garcia (Argentina) Rosa Maria Rodriguez (Spain) Steve Harvey (New Zealand)

Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) Summit

Date: April 10/11-13, 2023
Venue: Online + London (in-person)

Laban/Bartenieff Movement System (LBMS) Summit contains 29 sessions with over 50 speakers involved, including 3 key conversations, 17 Presentations and 9 Workshops. 

This summit aims to explore three key aspects of contemporary practice of LBMS: The contemporary landscape of processes and applications of LBMS; Irmgard Bartenieff's work and legacy, and the 'silent' bodies of knowledge and overlooked contributors. 'Science and Spirituality' and the experiential somatic aspects of movement and its embodiment.

Curators and Speakers: Juliet Chmbers-Coe (UK) Carol-Lynne Moore (USA) Karen Studd (USA) Catherine Maguire (USA) Helen Kindred (UK) Alison Curtis-Jones (UK) Katharina Conradi (The Netherlands)

Authentic Movement (AM) Summit

Date: April 20/21-23, 2023
Venue: Online

Authentic Movement (AM) Summit contains 23 sessions with 35 speakers involved, including 3 key conversations,12 Presentations and 8 Workshops.

This Summit will offer presentations from leaders in the field of AM. Both from a psychotherapeutic and spiritual perspective. AM training and practice are in different ways globally and it has also been used for arts-based inquiry, so we are pleased to present sessions on these elements.

Curators and Speakers: Janet Adler (Canada) Helen Payne (UK) Marcia Plevin (Italy) Susan E Cahill (USA) Rosa Maria Govoni (Italy) Tina Stromsted (USA) Paula Sager (USA) Irina Biryukova (Russia) Soraya Jorge (Brazil) 

Event partners
Inspirees - An innovator in Body - Mind Training and Arts Therapy


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