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Animated Edition - Summer 2005
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Focus on: wellbeing
As a journalist I enjoy the attempt to find and employ an accuracy of language. In that spirit, I've just turned to my well-thumbed triple-volume Reader's Digest Great Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Therein health is defined as 'n. Soundness of body, mind, etc.; that condition in which functions of body and mind are duly discharged.'

Interesting. But I wonder, can health be passed around like a gift, or spread about like fertiliser? Is it wisdom? And could a fraction of it, with good luck plus a lot of effort, possibly be sprinkled across the pages of a magazine?

As guest editor of Animated, I've come to realise that amongst the kinds of writing I value most are honest opinions or experiences expressed with passion and clarity. I trust you'll find at least some of that here.

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In this issue
Critical faculties
From city slicker to nature boy: Donald Hutera discovers latent tree-hugging tendencies in the middle of a somewhere called Somerset
From the editor
Guest editor Donald Hutera
The focus: dance, wellbeing & health
Science says...
From pointe shoes to pointed remarks, Matthew Wyon offers insights into a dancer's health
The focus: dance, wellbeing and health
Between the beds...
Thanks to her mum, choreographer Bim Malcolmson began a whole new career devising dances for hospitals
Policy into practice
Diane Amans sheds welcome light on the meaning of partnership working and how to achieve it
Their worlds
Newcastle-based Amanda Drago charts her first foray into blending new technology and dance for children
Peer pleasure
East London Dance programme manager Polly Risbridger takes a Leap of Faith over older people dancing
A change of air
Dance artist Miranda Tufnell and writer and psychotherapist Brenda Mallon share their approach to the sensing body and the healing power of the imagination
Awakened by touch
Follow Katy Dymoke's journey from dance therapist to creator of special training courses for dance artists and activity nurses in mental health settings
Rita, Sue and Katie, too
Katie Ward enthuses about the possibilities of using dance to inform young people about sexual health and relationships
Hospital lullaby
Former company manager Mairead Turner offers a personal response to spring issue cover girl Jasmin Vardimon's Lullaby
Labyrinthine designs
British artist Jim Buchanan roams the world inviting others into his cunning pathways
Station to station
Dansstationen co-director Torsten Schenlaer explains how dance has reached new levels of popularity in regional Sweden
Professional development
Bloomin' renewal
Skills development officer Yee Ling Tang describes the ways in which artists freshen up themselves and their practice at Cheshire Dance
The interview
Only then do we understand the journey
As AMICI Dance Theatre celebrates its 25th Anniversary Wolfgang Stange talks to Scilla Dyke about the company's core philosophy and practice