not just any body
In 1999, NBS ventured into new territory with the conference “Not Just Any Body: Advancing Health, Well-being and Excellence in Dance and Dancers”. International in approach, the conference was developed in partnership with Theater Instituut Nederland, The Dutch Health Care Foundation for Dancers and The Holland Dance Festival and, through satellite, was broadcast simultaneously in Toronto and The Hague. The conference addressed issues of critical concern to dancers’ physical and mental health and well-being. Never before had these topics been addressed in such a comprehensive manner. Published a year later, the book, Not Just Any Body, is a record of the conference sessions and discussions. It remains a valuable resource today.