Maternal and Child Wellbeing Through Music and Dance- A Day Workshop

CCHR Workshop F2

Hosted by Auckland University of Technology, Centre for Child Health Research 

Presented by Uzo Nwankpa MSN-PH, BSN, RN

When: 9am-4pm Thursday Dec 3rd, 2015

Where: AUT South Campus MD, 210

This full day seminar is a day of music, dance, research findings and shared conversations about how healthcare providers can help support the wellbeing of new mothers, babies and families during the prenatal and postnatal phases of life.

Manukau Campus is situated at 640, Great South Road, Manukau. Only metresaway from the Southern Motorway and a 5 minute walk to Manukau CBD.

Due to limited number of participants –first come first serve basis: Required RSVP amor.hirao@aut.ac.nz (09) 921-9999 ext7790

CCHR Workshop F3

 

 

African Inspired Music and Dance Workshop/Performance in Auckland NZ

You are Invited 

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Friday Dec 4th 2015 7:30pm

You are invited to an interactive performance of music, dance and stories featuring Uzo Nwankpa the founder of The Uzo Method of therapeutic movement song and dance. With combination of live Drumtalk and vibrant dance with the Freedance crew, an evening of delightful energy. We will serve light refreshments. We will serve big love. It’s only 15/20 on the door. See you there.

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Workshop

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Sunday Dec 6th 2015 2pm

This 2 hour movement and percussion workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using ritual practices, songs and dances from Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. Participants will bring awareness to the integration of the mind, body and spirit which we all need to stay connected The crippling fear that prevents the natural state of the dancing body will be explored with ease allowing a gentle progression of the dance movements with the use of the vibrations of the drums. Come and experience self transformation facilitated by Uzo Nwankpa, a global figure who is merging ancient knowledge with innovation in collaboration with Drumtalk.

For booking call Jimmy Dale at 846 9663 or 021 123 2037

$20 when you book in advance by Nov 28th. $30 at the door. http://www.drumtalk.co.nz

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Caroline Plummer Community Dance Project Dunedin, New Zealand 

Starting next week, we will begin our 8 week sessions of music and dance with new mothers and their babies. Free of charge. Expect to have a great time with, connect with other parents, get in touch with your creativity and learn about healing through movement.

Monday’s and Tuesdays at 3pm at the Dunedin Parents Centre


Wednesday’s at 11am at the Halfway Bush Playgroup.

Looking forward to it.

The Uzo Method Project- A Public Health Solution- Community Based Resource Center for PMAD

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From December of 2011 through March of 2013, women who were diagnosed with or at risk for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) were offered an Uzo Method dance intervention. There were 54 dance interventions provided for 28 unique participants. Participants were asked to rate their stress and energy on a 5 point scale both before and after the intervention The proportion of participants who reported a reduction in stress was 83.33%. The proportion of participants who reported an increase in energy was 81.25%. This is wonderful information that proves my belief that dance improves well being and especially when life is tough. Parenting in the first few years can be especially challenging when PPMD is suspected or diagnosed. The community can help at large if we can sensitive to new moms, their emotions, the resources and support systems that encourage dancing together. Let us all get up and get moving with good music. Uzoamaka Nwankpa RN BSN Grand Canyon University Graduate Student Masters of Nursing Science Uzo Nwankpa, facilitated all the sessions and collected the data which was compiled and analyzed by Fania Bevill, also a  registered nurse.

Care about water?

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Precious Drop illuminates our exceedingly variant human relationships to water. Overseen by the omnipotent, pan-cultural water spirit, Mami Wata, a unified tale is revealed, woven of ‘traditional’ African fable and current event that explores this intrinsic and invaluable resource throughout place and time. By way of experiences both mundane and sacred, the journey probes a spectrum of inquiries between abundance and scarcity, reverence and disregard, solution and destruction. In gratitude and celebration for Her bountiful gifts, direction is forged towards a more promising future.

Nigerian Drum and Dance El Paso

Finally Here!!!!!! The Dance and Drum Workshop with infused arts of the Yoruba and Igbo tribe. Join us for weekend of fun and education!
Drum Class:
Akeem Ayanniyi is the ninth generation of his family to play the traditional Yoruba talking drum. He is from Erin Oshun near the historic art center of Oshogbo in Nigeria. He has been performing since the age of five and has toured much of Africa as well as Germany, Brazil, Sweden and the United States as a performer and teacher.
http://www.agalu.com

Dance Class:
Uzo Nwankpa is from Enugu in Southeast Nigeria, She is educating communities on the history of the country, how Igbo style dance “Egwu Igbo” continues to evolve across the continents and the various techniques of Igbo style dance.

http://www.theuzo.com

April 7th 2013
Drum class 12pm
Dance class 2pm

$18 per class

Both for $30

No drum and dance experience necessary.

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One Billion Rising Flash Mob

 

Uzo will be facilitating moves for the one billion rising. By participating you are showing the world that violence against women and girls is the central issue of our time and will no longer be tolerated. Your involvement will help send the message that this movement is an unstoppable global force.

 

Together, we will shake the world on 14 February 2013, demanding an end to violence against women and girls around the world! Below is the choreography but now worries Uzo will be facilitating the moves on Feb. 14th see you then.