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LIVESTREAMING: 1 - 5 PM

Friday, January 21, 2022

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Healing Arts Houston Launch Event

Student Center Theater, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Livestreamed from the University of Houston, this event features selected panels and performances and initiate the Healing Arts eight-month dialogue in Houston, offering a lively preview of what is to come in the September symposium.

Greetings and Introductions


Andrew Davis, Dean, McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston
Stephen Spann, Dean, College of Medicine, University of Houston
Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization
Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director, Houston Grand Opera

Panel: Uniting Research, Practice and Policy for the Arts and Health


Featured talk: Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization

Panel discussion: Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization; Nisha Sajnani, Professor and Director, Program in Drama Therapy, New York University; Stephen Stapleton, Founding Director, CULTURUNNERS; Fleurette Fernando, Associate Dean and Director, Arts Leadership Program, McGovern College of the Arts

Moderator: Andrew Davis, Dean, McGovern College of the Arts, University of Houston

Plenary Panel: “Advancing Policy in Support of Physical, Mental and Social Wellbeing; Health Equity; and the Arts and Health”


Panelists: Necole Irvin, Director, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Houston; Marcellina Melvin, Deputy Director, The Hackett Center for Mental Health; Naj Wikoff, Vice President, National Organization for Arts in Health

Moderator: Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization

Performance and Conversation: “Viola”


Choreographed by Keerati Jinakunwiphat. Recorded performance presented by Houston Contemporary Dance Company and Kinetic Ensemble.

The performance explores the effects of the four seasons on mental health, particularly during what has been, for many, a full year of relative isolation and loneliness. The performance was choreographed by Keerati Jinakunwiphat in collaboration with Houston Contemporary Dance Company and Kinetic Ensemble, with guidance from Dr. Rachel Tova Winer, a clinical psychologist. A conversation with Dr. Winer and Houston Contemporary Dance Company Artistic and Executive Director Marlana Doyle will follow the airing of the performance.

Featured Talk: A Multimedia Survey of an Integrated, Comprehensive Arts and Medicine Program in the Texas Medical Center.


Presenter: Todd Frazier, Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital

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