International Workshop "Art at Hospitals: Practice of Dances and Life of Huntington's Disease"

published: 2013-05-16

Event Overview


We invite Mr. Philippe Chéhère, who is a researcher on dances and Huntington's disease as well as a modern dancer in France, and consider the practice of dances and life of people with illness.

Mr. Chéhère conducts a lecture concerning the practice of dances as art and living with illness, with emphasis on a presentation on dance workshops with patients with Huntington's disease and their families which have been conducted since 2003. Then, participants are asked to move their bodies under the guidance of Mr. Chéhère. Finally, we have a general discussion.

* The lecture is provided with Japanese interpretation.

Date & Time April 30, 2013 (Tue.) 13:30-16:30
Place Multipurpose Room, Suzaku Campus, Ritsumeikan University
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Host Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
Participation Free of Charge/ No Advance Application Necessary/ Please come to the workshop with mobile clothes so that you can move your body easily.

Biography of the Lecturer


Ph.D. Candidate at Université Paris VIII, dancer/choreographer, co-authored work: Simone KORFF-SAUSSE ed., 2013, Art et handicap: enjeux cliniques, Eres.
2006 Started research concerning “Knowledge of Choreographers Art Practice at Hospitals” at Université Paris VIII
2004 Conducted Project HD in Tokyo and Osaka under Cooperation of Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa
2003 Started Project HD (Huntington et Danse) at Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière (Paris)
1997 Participated in a training course for a modern dancer at CCN de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon



13:30 Event Overview KOKADO Minori (Senior Researcher, Research Center for Ars Vivendi)
13:45 Lecture of Mr. Philippe Chéhère (Interpreter: KOKADO Minori)
15:00 Break
15:15 Dance Workshop Experience
15:40 Q & A, General Discussion
16:20 Closing Remark WATANABE Katsunori (Eminent Associate Professor, Research Center for Ars Vivendi)


Administrative Office, Research Center for Ars Vivendi, Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Tojiinkita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577
TEL: +81-75-465-8475
FAX: +81-75-465-8245

* There is no parking available at the venue, so please use public transportation.