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MindBody Conference 2015


MindBody Conference 2015

Phoenix Dance Theatre and The Orchard Therapy Centre present: A Mindbody Conference

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Suffering; a turning point toward growth and creativity, a source of grievance, or simply too much to bear?

Phoenix Dance Theatre and The Orchard Therapy Centre, in collaboration with the Harry Guntrip Psychotherapy Trust, are delighted to host a unique multi-media conference that examines the relationship between the physical and the psychological – ‘mindbody’.

Through live performance, presentations, poetry and discussion, the day will explore the ways that our ‘mindbody’ mitigates, hosts and transforms suffering.

The conference will centre on a performance of Phoenix Dance Theatre’s ‘Document’ – a powerful, relentless and hard hitting dance, choreographed by exciting duo Ivgi & Greben. This brooding piece sees five dancers grappling with the darkest aspects of human emotion, with blistering, intense movement. The day will offer the audience a unique opportunity to engage in discussion with dancers and presenters as we explore the theme of suffering and its manifestation within our minds and bodies. The panel will draw out the themes of ‘personal power and personal ability’; ‘personal suffering and disability’ and examine how they are expressed within the ‘mindbody’.

Keynote speakers include: Mike Brearley – psychoanalyst and Chair of the Section for the Application of Psychoanalysis, presenting his paper Suffering; a turning point towards growth and creativity, a source of grievance, or simply too much to bear?; Michelle Scally Clarke – author and poet; Caroline Owens – Executive Director, Orchard Therapy Centre; Sharon Watson – Artistic Director, Phoenix Dance Theatre; Andrea White – Secretary, Harry Guntrip Trust will chair the discussion and present dancers and guest speakers.

For more information please download the Programme of the Day.

The conference is part of the Mindbody series, following the success of the Mindbody Conference in 2013 and the partnership between Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Orchard Therapy Centre and the Harry Guntrip Trust.


To book your tickets please visit the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre website: www.theatreleeds.com Box Office Telephone: 0113 2208008

Tickets: £60 Full price / £30 Students

*Phoenix@Home ticket offer: All conference attenders can get £5.00 off a ticket for any of the Phoenix@Home performances*

The Mindbody series are fundraising events in aid of Phoenix Dance Theatre, Harry Guntrip Trust and charitable works of The Orchard Therapy Centre.

MindBody Conference 2015 Programme of the Day