ITALY | HEALTH CARE
Hobart Method, The Dance Therapy
The Hobart Method® is a form of dance therapy for diversely-abled children and adults
Dance, as an artistic discipline, is a unique way of bringing out non-verbal expressive qualities in diversely-abled as well as the abled person.
The Hobart Method
by Gillian Hobart
The Hobart Method was formulated by Gillian Hobart, well-known dancer and distinguished teacher, guest teacher for modern dance at the National Academy of Dance (Rome), the Syndicated Centre for Dance (Rome) and the Regional Centre of Dance (Perfection Course) in Reggio Emilia; she is also a Counselor in the Psychotherapeutic method of Carl Rogers at the Italian Centre for Clinical Psychology in Rome.
The Hobart Method was developed to focus particularly on the diversely-abled, giving support to a wide range of therapy and its use in the understanding of the body. Its innate ability for personal expression in defense of the non-verbal and physically disadvantaged person, brings about a better relationship with others and ‘know oneself through dance’.
The first positive results of the Hobart Method were evolved and developed at the Association for Assistance and Social Integration (AAIS) in Bracciano, the Cooperative for Solidarity in Ladispoli, and at the Movimento Centrale Dance & Theatre in Rimini. It was also applied in state schools in Emilia-Romagna, focusing on mixed classes presenting aggressiveness, Down’s Syndrome and familial violence.
Throughout the study course, emphasis is also placed on musical appreciation, fundamental to the successful outcome of the body-mind unity.
The Foundation has supported the Hobart Method at Movimento Centrale Centre since 2001.
Emma Guericcio (Italy) performing Chopin’s Grande valse brillante op. 18 n.1The 29th “Roma” International Piano Competition, organised by the Associazione Culturale “Fryderyk Chopin” di Roma and supported by the Cuomo Foundation, was held from November 29th to...
A Gala Concert at the San Giovanni Battista Cloister of Genovesi in Rome to remember Alfredo Cuomo.
A musical evening will be given on 27 November 2019 at the Cloister of San Giovanni Battista dei Genovesi, Rome, in tribute to the late Mr. Alfredo Cuomo. An initiative by Maestro Marcella Crudeli and the Associazione Culturale Fryderyk Chopin she chairs, the event...
On May 29, the President of the Cuomo Foundation, Maria Elena Cuomo, visited the Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in Rome. The visit was part of the partnership in effect since March 2019 which links our philanthropic organization to the Italian higher education...