Opportunities in Arts in Health

Wales Wide Training Programme Dance

Location: online


Lisa Dowler, Small Things Dance Collective, Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Lisa will give an overview of Small Things’ work at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital over the last 15 years.  This includes one-to-one somatic dance sessions, research and performance projects, from large scale public performance to intimate bespoke bedside performance.  Booking essential 


Small Things have worked extensively in neuro rehabilitation, pre and post cardiac surgery, the mental health unit and renal dialysis. 

Lisa is an independent dance artist, researcher and Somatic Movement Educator, inspired by Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition and Body-Mind Centering. In 2006 she became Alder Hey Children’s Hospital’s first Dance Artist in Residence. This long-term collaboration developed with Small Things Dance Collective includes one-to-one and small group somatic dance sessions with infants, children and young people; large-scale public to intimate bespoke bedside performance; two research studies; a Somatic Dance App and most recently during the Covid pandemic, nature-inspired dance films and socially distanced music and dance performance.  £15 per person.  Contact Tracey@rubicondance.co.uk to book or for further information