Filipa Pereira-Stubbs

Fellow’s Profile

Filipa Pereira-Stubbs

Fellow’s Profile

Filipa Pereira-Stubbs

Moving from problem to potential: dance and wellness in the USA

Fellowship

Focus

Supporting the care and wellbeing of older people through therapeutic creativity and dance

Fellowship year

2014

Locality

East of England

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Biography

I am a Cambridgeshire-based dance artist, dance teacher and creative practitioner with many years' experience in dance and health and in community arts. I devise and deliver dance and health programmes in the community, in clinical settings, in museums and galleries, and outdoors in nature. My current projects as lead dance artist include the Dance for Health programme at Cambridge University Hospitals, and the Dance at the Museum programme at the Fitzwilliam Museum. My work holds inclusivity and integration of the arts at the core, finding inspiration in somatic practice and the process of improvisation and imagination, calibrating and bridging perceived cultural differences, age differences and health differences. My work in the field of health and medicine creates bridges between subjective, phenomenological perspectives of the body, and traditionalist approaches to medicine, health and wellbeing. I believe in the transformative practice of movement and music bringing meaning and hope to people of all ages and at all stages of life. Much of my work is focused on transforming the obstacles to living well that older people often face and shifting prejudices of ageism.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.