Tony Norquay

Tony Norquay – Bio


Qualifications: MA, Grad Dip Movement and Dance, Grad Cert Dance Therapy, Dip DT (IDTIA), Grad Dip Social Communication.

Norquay has conducted classes and workshops in dance movement for personal growth and creative expression since 1978. He has worked as a dance movement specialist within the therapeutic team in psychiatric settings; continues to be involved with the IDTIA dance therapy training program; and consults to organisations, particularly in the health and human services field, in areas of staff skills training and organisational development. Norquay also teaches professional supervision skills at a major Melbourne hospital network and provides supervision for therapists and students. His particular interest in dance movement work is to encourage people to find the eloquent, creative and nourishing dance that lies within and to bring it into full being.

Dance-Movement in a Psychiatric Setting

Edition: Dance Therapy Collections 1

Keywords: Dance Movement therapy, psychiatric, mind/body relationship, body awareness, body image, movement range, movement patterning, social interaction

Page #: 15

This article describes a therapeutic dance program offered to patients of diverse functioning in a private psychiatric hospital. The article focuses on the aims and principals of the program and includes a review of relevant theorists supporting these. A range of case studies illustrate the potential of such a program to create shifts in awareness for the client group. The article concludes with comments regarding both the limitations and contribution of the program in this particular setting.

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Working with Anna Halprin – Reflections

Edition: 2004 Vol. 3 No. 3

Tamalpa┬áInstitute, Daria Halprin, ‘life/art process’, transformational dance, Circle the Earth, professional development

Tony Norquay, Viv Neale and Denis Kelynack, each share a reflection on their connection with Anna Halprin. (pp 5-8)