Mental Health in Motion Dance Performance, "Being in a Body"

Mental Health in Motion Dance Performance, "Being in a Body"

Contact: Dr. Samantha Rosenthal, rosenthal@roanoke.edu
Mental Health in Motion is excited to premiere an original work inspired by the first-year seminars INQ 110: Being in a Body and INQ 110: (Dis)Ability Narratives taught respectively by Roanoke College professors Dr. Rosenthal and Dr. Milbrodt. This new work aims to utilize dance stories to explore the various identities we carry and how they are expressed in different environments throughout society. By embracing and sharing our unique individual experiences, we as dancers hope to give the audience an opportunity to reflect and grow in awareness of how they move through their life based on their identities and the communities that surround them.
Mental Health in Motion's mission is to provide mental health education, advocacy, and awareness through creative means. Our hope is that by bringing awareness to the invisible aspects of mental and social health that our society can gain a deeper understanding of various experiences and thus operate in more informed and empathic ways.
Doors open at 6:45 pm. This event is made possible with funding from the Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities, the History Department, and the English & Communication Studies Department.