Dance + movement is making healing and expression available to more people in more places. 

 

USD 1 TRILLION

The annual global cost of stress, depression, and trauma, as estimated by the World Health Organization.

Set to rise to USD 6 trillion by 2030. 

 

1% and 5%

The percent of health budgets that governments of low and hi-income governments respectively spend on mental health. Dance + movement help fill this gap.

 

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IN INDIA

Kolkata Sanved uses dance and dance therapy as psychosocial rehabilitation for survivors of human trafficking. 

 

IN LOS ANGELES, USA

Fostering Dreams Project is helping foster youth release trauma and build confidence. 

 

 

WHAT IS DANCE + SOCIAL JUSTICE?

The multi-disciplinary field touches on: peace building, conflict resolution, dance, expressive arts therapy, the arts, dance/movement therapy, somatics, art and social change, trauma healing, sport, sustainable international development.  

 
 

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Justice in terms of the distribution of opportunities in society.

 

DANCE + SOCIAL JUTICE:

Movement used to create opportunity and catalyze change.

 
 
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Dance doesn’t have to be with music always. Dance can be in silence. When you are sad and I’m just talking to you, and you express your feelings, you are moving. Nobody can live without dance. Nobody can live without movement.”
— Junaid Jemal Sendi, Artistic Director, Destino Dance Company
 

IMPACT OF DANCE / MOVEMENT THERAPY

and its impacts on mental health and wellbeing.  

IMPACT OF PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR SYRIAN YOUTH IN JORDAN

Dance and movement focused programs can fall into the category of psychosocial programming. A randomized control trial of a 6-week psychosocial program for youth was shown to have XX positive impacts. 


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