Okay, Let’s Unpack This Group Music Therapy Session for Dancers
Jan. 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community music therapy is a foundational way to connect with others. This session will offer music experiences to foster embodied connection and presence.
Music transcends time and is present in all communities throughout the world. Given this universal nature of music, music therapy is uniquely able to reach individuals across all backgrounds and ages. No previous musical knowledge is required in order for an individual or group to be able to participate. Through creative experiences with music, one can connect with what cannot easily be expressed verbally and strengthen a sense of self. Music therapy is an evidence-based clinical use of musical interventions to improve an individual’s quality of life.
OKAY, LET’S UNPACK THIS is a collective effort to normalize the conversation on mental health in the dance community. The project website holds space for dance artists to share their mental health stories in written or verbal (video) form, and offers comprehensive resource lists for anyone who might need additional support.
“No matter how strong, disciplined, or driven I’ve become, I am inevitably still a human being. Yet, I’ve often felt expected to defy this simple fact. No one is immune to vulnerabilities and challenges, including mental illness—even those superhuman in the dance community. What we can control is how we choose to address mental health and challenges within the field. This begins with a complex conversation.” www.okayokayokay.org