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Dancemind’s ‘Moving Memories’ Evaluation and analysis
This paper presents outcomes and approaches used in the development, delivery and evaluation of a year-long dance/health research project involving older people with dementia attending a specialist care centre in Northamptonshire (UK)

It describes the high quality and originality of the approaches used: mentoring of the dance artist: mentoring of the care staff: the independently configured and ethnographic approach to evaluation: the project’s impact on participant’s observed wellbeing: coupled with discussion of the differing contextual relations, within which the project was framed. Of particular relevance for dance artists, as rarely are post- project outcomes, practice-based issues and organisational relations thoroughly discussed, analysed and disseminated.