Athletes and the Arts is a collaboration among the top U.S. sports medicine academies to help develop performing arts medicine (music, dance, singing, acting). This video is part of the launch of this initiative on May 29th at the American College of Sports Medicine conference in Indianapolis, showing artistically how the demands of performance are similar for athletes, musicians, dancers, and performing arts. Please check out athletesandthearts.com for more information.
Thanks to Jon Batiste, Amy Yakima, and Sarah Draugelis for donating their time and talent for Athletes and the Arts for the video, their performances at the launch on May 29th, and as role models for performing artists everywhere. Credit also goes to Lindsey Stirling for her wonderful performances used in the video.
Affiliates of Athletes and the Arts include American College of Sports Medicine, Loyola University New Orleans, Performing Arts Medical Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, Artists House Music, National Hearing Conservation Association, Music Teachers National Association, New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation, Conn & Selmer, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and Drum Corps International.