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Returning to the Stage - Performing Artists and Arts Organizations Dealing with COVID Long Haulers Issues (Dance/Theatre) - Webinar Part 2

Published: June 1, 2021
This webinar was presented live on June 1, 2021. Watch the video below as PAMA turns the spotlight on dance and theatre actors/crew.  PAMA President, Lucinda Halstead, MD, is joined by Melody Hrubes, MD, to present a leading group of doctors treating dancers and performers dealing with returning to the stage after a year “off”. Attend and hear the following selection of performers, educators, and physicians:

Lucinda Halstead, MD – Introductions – President PAMA

Melody Hrubes, MD – Rothman Orthopaedics – Dance Moderator

Sheyi Ojofeitimi, DPT, OCS, CFMT – Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation - From Quarantine to Stage: A Modern Dance Organization’s Approach to Getting Dancers Back to Work During COVID-19

William Zinser, ATC – Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Insights from the Front Lines: Lessons learned safely returning to studio, stage and screen

Dance Panel: Jacqueline Green and Michael Jackson, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

David Weiss, MD – Harkness Center for Dance Injuries - Broadway and COVID

Mark Seton, PhD – Sense Connexion – Theatre Moderator – Update on rehearsing and rehabilitation of actors dealing with effects of COVID

Actor interview: Soren Jensen from the original, ongoing cast of the Melbourne (Australia) production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Kelley Selznick, Stitcher on Broadway for Mrs. Doubfire and previously wardrobe crew on Moulin Rouge, Frozen

Ruthlyn Salmons, Resident Dance Supervisor - Lion King

David McGraw and Meg Friedman - Researches and Founders of ReturnToTheStage.com - Discuss results of July 2020 and January 2021 surveys and give an overview of Performing Arts Community

Closing Comments – Lucinda Halstead, MD

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