Introducing Babywearing Dance to the 46th Annual CID World Dance Congress
With all the work we do promoting babywearing dance to our communities, it can be easy to forget that babywearing dance is a relatively new phenomenon, only really gaining popularity in the last few years, and relatively unknown outside babywearing dance circles. So it makes it even more exciting to share with you that our founder, Selen Yilmaz, is getting ready to make her way to Miami for the (5th – 9th October 2016) to give a lecture and a workshop on babywearing dance and healing, to dance professionals from around the world.
The Congress is an amazing event that takes place annually. More than just a get-together of dancers, it’s a trade fair, a place of learning, and a networking event whereby dancer teachers, choreographers and researchers are given the chance to collectively discuss and learn about dance and the issues that surround it. It’s a place where formal and informal learning and networking are a given and where new ideas about dance are discussed. So, the perfect place to introduce everyone to babywearing dance.
When speaking with Selen about attending the Congress she said “I can’t wait to speak at the Congress and lead a practical workshop. I’m passionate about dance, and specifically babywearing dance and I want to share it with the world! Dance is about connections, community. And the first community we know is our family. Babywearing dance directly focuses on this important unit and I want to share my knowledge, passion and experience with the larger dance community. I want them to understand that babywearing dance is more than just a fitness or exercising fad, it’s about bonding, it’s about communication between wearer and baby, it’s about shared moments, happy vibes and staying active together. It’s about love.”
The timing of the Congress couldn’t be better for Selen as it falls just after the successful International Babywearing Dance Day and Week which saw dancers from 5 continents celebrate babywearing dance. If that isn’t a wonderful introduction of the “newest” form of dance than what is?!
From all of us at Joimove, Selen, wishing you all the best of luck at the Congress. We can’t wait to hear how she has wowed them with her talk and workshop and shared the beauty that is babywearing dance with the wider world.
Kokadi, one of the most important specialists in eco-conscious and fashionable babywearing worldwide is proudly sponsoring Selen Yilmaz at the CID- UNESCO 46th World Dance Congress.