Blog and News

BLOG AND NEWSLETTER

Check out news and articles published by ASPAH!
You can also find information here about submitting your own articles or advertising with us.

PERFORMING ARTS HEALTHCARE BLOG

To submit an article for publication on the ASPAH Blog, please first read our Submission Guidelines and email content or queries to media@aspah.org.au. The views and opinions expressed in the articles published on this blog are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.

ASPAH Members Perspectives on Covid-19

I know its been said ad infinitum and meme-fied everywhere, but 2020 really has been a bell end of a year. Sitting here in Melbourne with 16 days of double doughnuts, traffic on the roads, children screeching about happily in playgrounds, cafe's and shops open, I...

read more

My Dose of Covid-19

2020 was set to be a year of new adventures. After just over a decade of studying, performing and teaching in Melbourne, I had decided to shake things up a little and push myself into new career territory. In February I relocated to London to join my partner who is a...

read more
Counting the cost of losing Ausdance National

Counting the cost of losing Ausdance National

The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare would like to publicly acknowledge the extraordinary service that Ausdance National has given to the dance community in Australia over the past 42 years. It was originally founded as the Australian Association for...

read more
Reflections on Paulette Mifsud

Reflections on Paulette Mifsud

This text was originally published by ASPAH in August, 2017. Last week marked the first anniversary of the death of someone who was a good friend of ASPAH. Paulette Mifsud was a highly regarded sports psychologist working at the Victorian Institute of Sports but it...

read more
Rachael, Monash and Ellis

Rachael, Monash and Ellis

What area of the performing arts do you work/study in? (Right to Left): I’m Rachael. I play piano and percussion, and I’m in my final year studying to be a classroom music teacher. I’m Monash. I’m a flute player. I’ve completed my BMus and I’m doing a Grad Dip in...

read more
Jo Lagerlow: flautist, musician, teacher, researcher

Jo Lagerlow: flautist, musician, teacher, researcher

I presented my research at ASPAH in 2015. I was identifying the most common postural issues in children learning music and finding what cues and strategies we could give these kids to help them improve. Unsurprisingly, the research shows that if you tell kids about...

read more

Ambassador Interview: Glenn Christensen (ACO)

ASPAH Ambassador Glenn Christensen of the Australian Chamber Orchestra discusses his career and performing arts healthcare. 1. How did you get involved in the performing arts? Why did you decide to pursue a profession in the performing arts? I started playing violin...

read more

Ambassador Interview: Amber Scott (Australian Ballet)

ASPAH Ambassador Amber Scott of The Australian Ballet discusses her career and performing arts healthcare. 1. How did you get involved in the performing arts? Why did you decide to pursue a profession in the performing arts? I never felt like I made a conscious choice...

read more
Embodied Performance: Musicians and Movement

Embodied Performance: Musicians and Movement

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley Growing up in Kingston, Bob Marley experienced the poverty and desperation that was to underpin these lyrics from the song ‘Trench Town Rock’. The line quoted celebrates the capacity of music...

read more

COVID-19 Performing Arts Perspectives

The COVID-19 crisis presents particular challenges for those working in the performing arts. Two of our Ambassadors, dancer Amber Scott and violinist Glenn Christensen, have shared their experiences of the crisis so far in our blog and we would like to invite others in the performing arts community to share their stories in the spirit of fostering connection, understanding, care and inspiration at this time.

If you are involved in the performing arts, whether as an actor, dancer, musician, circus artist, or in crew work, and you have been affected by the crisis, we would love to hear from you. Simply fill in the form below and we will publish appropriate entries on our blog.

Submit your Story

Email your blog to media@aspah.org.au