Improvisation, Dance N Leadership: A workshop about heartfull awareness, teamspirit and creative performance

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Dance and movement has the ability to open our senses and give us possibilities to explore improvisation, flow and heartfull awareness as basis for both teamspirit and creative leadership performance. This workshop will be a moving journey. We will explore how simple and joyful elements from dance can intensify and train our heartfull awareness, momentary presence, contactability and performance possibilities. We will let music and easy communicative movements teach us how to create an improvising, rhythmic and open atmosphere.

In recent years, there has been a heightened awareness on the connection between embodiment and leadership. We cannot stop moving. The body is always in movement – always communicating. Thus, the language of the body also of great importance for heartfull awareness, authenticity, empathy, presence and creative performance in leadership practice.

This workshop builds on the practice-interventions, the methods and the results from several research projects about The Language of the Body in Leadership and Professional Practice. These examined how movement, sensual awareness, creative movement and performative practises may be used when training embodied leadership competences. The projects have a wholeness oriented movement psychological and phenomenological approach and have been carried out in various educational settings in Copenhagen e.g. in leadership courses, teacher education, university education, nurse education and various postgraduate contexts with different types of professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventArt of Management & Organization Conference 2018 - University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20182 Sep 2018


ConferenceArt of Management & Organization Conference 2018
LocationUniversity of Brighton
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • The Faculty of Science - Dance, Leadership, Heartfull awareness, The language of the body, Improvisation, Creative performance

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