Dance like a nurse. Nurse like a dancer.
Oct 17 2018 | 4:30 - 6:30pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

two nurses dancing with patient

Additional Details

Join us for a series of cross-disciplinary workshops introducing students and professionals of nursing and dance. Together we will focus on ways we approach physical and social interactions, using techniques from each discipline to discover how dancers and nurses can learn from each other.

Workshops will be facilitated by Anna Marie Shogren, a dance artist with a long-term interest and experience in caregiving. These events will begin Anna’s year-long collaborative residency at the Weisman Art Museum and the School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation, where Anna and her collaborator Kristine Talley, PhD, RN will explore the use of dance as a means of enhancing the culture of empathy and sustainability in senior assisted living communities.

Wednesday, October 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 2, 12:20 - 1:50 p.m.

Friday, November 9, 12:20 - 1:50 p.m.

Come wearing comfortable clothes, ready to move. All experience levels welcome.

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Anna Marie Shogren

About the Artist

Anna Marie Shogren is a dance artist connected to caregiving, social dance, and touch, researching this work most recently as an Art and Health Resident at the Weisman Art Museum, working in collaboration with the University of MN School of Nursing. 

Based in Brooklyn for many years and residing in Minneapolis, her dances and dance-based installations have been seen at WAM, the Art in Odd Places Festival, Northern Spark, Danspace, Movment Research at Judson Church, DNA, AUNTS, Catch!, Radical Recess, Dixon Place, Gowanus Ballroom, St. Cecilia’s Convent, Marin Headlands,Walker Art Center, SouthernTheater, Red EyeTheater, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento,Thomas Hunter Project Space at Hunter College, 594 Loft, Fowler Art Collective, and the Flux Factory. She has performed with the Emily Gastineau, Emilie Pitoiset, Body Cartography Project, Yanira Castro, Hijack, Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Faye Driscoll, Laurie Van Wieren, Megan Byrne, Anat Shinar, and others. 

She has recently begun a Masters program in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. In 2010 she received a fellowship for a residency in Skagastrond, Iceland at the Nes Artist Residency. She was part of the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo from 2010-2013. She is invested in care work and health justice; working in senior care (PCA, CNA, therapy-based movement), as a caregiver to individuals with dementia, autism, and developmental delays, and a mother. She has also enjoyed writing on performance and art for, Conversations across the field of Dance Studies, Critical Correspondence, NY Arts Magazine.

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