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first glance, ballerinas and soldiers may not seem to have much
in common. But an experimental program bringing together dancers
and injured veterans of the war in Afghanistan is showing that,
when it comes to determination and physical endurance, there are
Physiotherapists magazine by Morten Fredslund.
at the ballet”
Ballet’s positive contribution to the rehabilitation of amputee
soldiers….” Soldiers, Physio’s and Chief of Rigshospitalet
Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Unit, discuss the positive effects of
Jyllands Posten article
by LARS NØRGAARD PEDERSON ,ASGER WESTH. STINE LARSEN (PHOTO):
”Ballet training for the Wounded Soldiers”
“Det giver en vis stolthed, at balletdanserne gider bruge tid på
amputee soldier. (“It gives a sense of pride that ballet dancers
want to invest their time on this”)
2010. (Fagligt Forsvar. Fagblad for Konstabler og korporaler.)
by Morten Fredslund.
soldater udviser tro og vilje i særklasse, når det gælder
Danish Ballet Members Use Pilates to Rehabilitate Veterans”
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Peak Performance Pilates website article. Nov 16th 2011.
soldiers in Copenhagen work beside the dancers at the Royal
Danish Ballet Pilates Center with Jessie Lee. I think Mr.
Pilates would have approved.”
physical therapy and rehab medicine.” May 9th
Walter Reed Army Medical Center also has a Reformer, which they
purchased after hearing the Naval Medical Center San Diego's
2010 CSM report on its success with Pilates. Internationally,
Podlenski reported that both Israel and Denmark both use Pilates
in rehab with their wounded military.
film clip (7 mins) by Dimitris Vulalas, Voice over JoJo Bowman.
Documentary of the Dancers training with The Danish Wounded
Allen, Rihanna, Kathryn McCormick, SYTYCD - DancePlug Dish
DancePlug Dish, your weekly dance news channel: July 14, 2011.
In this week's episode: A SYTYCD star steps up in a new role,
ballet dancers help with war...
Wounded Warrior project/Royal Danish Ballet Foundation – have
been approached by Swedish Director Lisa Ohlin and Danish
produce Michael Bille Frandsen of Asta films. They have received
initial funding to go ahead and make a feature film about the
D.W.W.P. The film will be feature fictional characters based on
the story of the dancers working together with the Soldiers and
is due to premiere in c. 2014.