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Public Talk - Training the Elite Dancer; Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement (Cancelled)

Public Talk - Training the Elite Dancer; Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement (Cancelled)


01 June - 31 July 202118:30

Price Info : Free Admission

School / Department : School of Dance

Category : Academy Events

Presenter : Dr. Luke Stephen Hopper (Australia)

Dance training requires dedication and talent in the pursuit of artistic excellence. Recent dance science research proposes new approaches to dance training that can prevent injury and enhance performance. Exciting new approaches to training are being adopted by elite dance centres around the world which aim to assist dancers to reach their performance potential. This seminar will summarise the challenges and opportunities in implementing these new approaches to dance training. Topics will include workload management, recovery, supplemental and individualised training.

About Dr. Luke Stephen Hopper
Dr. Luke Stephen Hopper is a Lecturer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and co Director of the Dance Research Group at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Dr Hopper completed a PhD specialising in the biomechanics of dance and injury prevention at the University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health in 2011. Dr Hopper coordinated the biomechanics module in the pioneering Master’s of Dance Science at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2010 before commencing as a lecturer in biomechanics at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr Hopper’s work in dance science and performing arts health has involved several collaborations with international ballet companies such as the Birmingham Royal Ballet and with industry partners Harlequin Floors. Dr Hopper continues to work with the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare in the development and dissemination of health evidence in preventing injury and illness in performing artists.

Venue: OCE Dance Sciebce Lab & Studio 15