DANCE

Owen has been studying neuroplasticity and embodied cognition increasingly over the 37 years of his career. 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: how to optimise physical capabilities in the mature adult in an enjoyable manner; and looking for 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. 
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.

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Anyone can dance and Anyone can dance with Anyone

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 workshops at the:
Global Transformations Conference (Hollywood); 
International Scientific Conference on Movement and Cognitions (Tel Aviv);
 and Jan 2020 The Newkind Conference on Social Change (Tasmania).
   
Interested parties can message Owen through the contact page. Owen is looking forward to taking the rEvolve training program worldwide to assist the development of community dance across Australia and the World. Following the massive bushfire season of 2019 and the COVID Pandemic of 2020, Owen now expects that a significant offering of dance will be in resilience and recovery of the climate crisis.

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

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