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Laboratory for Music Research: CLOWNING, MUSIC, & MOVEMENT IN HEALTHCARE

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Gasometer B, Guglgasse 8
1110 Vienna

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An Artistic Research Lab in cooperation with Red Noses International - several dates (below)


  • Research Lab (Vienna) DATE: October 6 - 9, 2022 (9.00 - 17.00h)
  • Check-Ins (Virtual) October 26, 2022, 16.00-18.00h) and November 17, 2022, 17:30-19:30h
  • Share Tools And Techniques (Vienna) December 2 – 3, 2022

Healthcare clowning uses humour, improvisation, and personal, empathetic connection to increase emotional wellbeing, strengthen social inclusion, and make environments more supportive. Among other tools, healthcare clowns regularly use music, rhythm, and movement.

Music and movement have also been shown to have a positive impact on emotional and physical wellbeing. For people with different cognitive styles and abilities, such as people with dementia and children with mental disabilities, encounters with all three of these creative disciplines can be particularly transformative.

What else do music, movement, and healthcare clowning have in common? What techniques and practices do they share? What makes each of these disciplines unique? What is the difference, for example, between a healthcare clown playing music and a music therapist?

In this interdisciplinary artistic research lab, musicians, dancers, and clowns working in the healthcare space will step into the unknown and works towards articulating the similarities and differences between their respective disciplines.

Further Information: and here.

Admission: Registration for JAM / AMP students via jamonline

Contact: Johannes Steiner

photo credits: © CZERWONE NOSKI - Eliza Krakowska