WiseMotion Dr Hanna Poikonen

Talk and workshops available now! Live Q&A postponed to 7pm, Thurs 4 June (GMT+1)


Tue 02 Jun 2020

DDF is delighted to present this exciting talk and workshop series by Finnish neuroscientist, dancer and movement specialist, Dr Hanna Poikonen.

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Talk and workshops are available now.
Live Q&A via Zoom Webinar at 7pm, Thurs 4 June
Thank you to all who attended the Live Q&A on Thurs 4 June. A recording of this event will be available right here in the coming days for those who were not able to attend.

Based on Dr Poikonen’s WiseMotion method and informed by her extensive research, this programme will investigate movement and the brain, and how we can reduce stress and enhance social cohesion and interaction.

Dr Poikonen will discuss movement and neuroscience, and how the body and brain react to times of change and stress. You can also try out the WiseMotion method for yourself, with two workshops exploring imagination, creativity and collaboration.

In addition, Dr Poikonen will be in discussion with Dr Róisín O'Gorman, a lecturer in Drama & Theatre Studies at University College Cork and a Somatic Movement Educator, via a live Zoom Webinar Q&A at 7pm (GMT+1). Registration required to attend this Q&A session. 

Please note: As a gesture of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, we are not posting on our social media channels today and we are postponing tonight’s Live Q&A with Dr Hanna Poikonen and Dr Róisín O'Gorman to support #Blackout Tuesday #TheShowMustBePaused. This event will now take place 7pm, Thurs 4 June. Those already registered do not need to re-register to attend.

Workshop 1: Embodied Collaboration

Learn how to use movement to attune our brains to one another and enhance team building, positive group dynamics and collaboration.

Workshop 2: Imagination, Creativity and the Brain

Discover how different neural networks in the brain influence creativity and how movement can be used to enhance creative processes and emotional expression.

Talk: Movement and Neuroscience - Creating for Relieving Stress

A short talk on movement and neuroscience, and how the brain reacts in times of stress and change.

Dr Hanna Poikonen holds a PhD in the neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland) and works at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) in brain research and education, focusing on the fields of intelligence, creativity and embodied cognitive education. Having studied movement and dance around the world in New York (Gibney Dance, Movement Research), Barcelona (La Caldera, Institut del Teatre), Montreal (Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique) and Berlin (Marameo), her extensive research has led her to develop the The WiseMotion Method which she has brought to institutions, festivals and wellness centres such as Harvard Medical School (USA), Double Tree by Hilton Montreal (Canada), Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Kuopio Dance Festival (Finland), Alive Wellness (Hong Kong), and Institute del Teatre (Barcelona).

This event is presented with the support of ROTHCO - Part of Accenture Interactive.

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