DANCE

Owen has been studying neuroplasticity and embodied cognition increasingly since he commenced his physiotherapy career in 1981. Looking for a novel-rich environment to generate movement training, in 2011 he found and developed an enthusiasm with contemporary dance.

Dance solves two problems he was trying to solve:
1. how to optimise physical capabilities in the mature adult in an enjoyable manner; and
2. a performing arts vehicle that could engage participants and audiences in community discourse.

In dance, Owen found the embodied practice and performance development method from which he could design projects with anyone in community, and deal with a social issue of the performers choice. 

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LIVE COMMUNICATION

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Anyone can dance and Anyone can dance with Anyone

Over 7 years of facilitating dance training, attending dance conferences (DANscienCE & BOLD Festivals), dance workshops with professional dancers, and creating community performances (Forging of Men 2016) (14thNRHC Welcome Dance Performance), Owen has now designed a dance facilitator training program for inclusive collaborative community dance: rEvolve.

Through the lense of embodied cognition and a futuristic view of human potential, Owen is, now, inviting interested people to join him in a global inquiry - The World is Dancing - for the possibility for developing a sophisticated and common language of the body. The dance & movement experiments of this inquiry will be based on the rEvolve program.

In 2019, Owen presented at the:
1. BOLD Festival, Canberra
2. Global Transformations Conference (Hollywood)(Presentation); 
3. International Scientific Conference on Movement and Cognitions (Tel Aviv) and;
4 The Newkind Conference on Social Change Jan 2020 (Tasmania).

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In 2019, in association with Heidi Latsky Dance New York, Owen organised an ON DISPLAY event in Cairns, Nth Qld, Australia.

He has an article A Language of Body, proposing an experiment towards a paradigm shift in human communication, published in Delving in Dance, July 2020.

Owen expects that a significant offering of dance will be in the adaptation, resilience, and recovery of the varied insults brought on by climate change. .

Owen is looking forward to taking the rEvolve training program worldwide to assist the development of community dance across Australia and the World