Anna Marie Shogren is a dance artist in the Twin Cities that uses dance and the language of contact in healthcare to enhance connection and quality of life. Kristine Talley is an associate professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Aging Science & Care Innovation. Together they examine how dancers and caregivers can collaborate on developing creative, innovative treatment and care practices to improve geriatric care outcomes and communities.

In November, the pair opened the yearlong residency with a conversation about the relationship between choreography and health care. On April 3 at WAM, experience these approaches in a guided restoration mirroring the work being done with longterm care communities in “Lifelong Choreographies.”

EXPERIMENT with the physical language of Anna’s project.

READ about her work at the 2018 WAM-O-RAMA event>>



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Image: Anna Marie Shogren, FALLS, 2018. Performed during Northern Spark 2018, a project of Northern, at the Minneapolis Central Library.