Dance for Parkinson’s – an inquisitive approach
A professional development workshop for experienced dance artists and practitioners currently working in dance with people living with Parkinson’s
1 April 2017, 9.30am – 4pm
£15 (People Dancing members £12)
Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW
- The workshop takes place in the LICA building, Rm A28
This professional development workshop brings together three established and experienced dance for Parkinson’s practitioners from Lancashire, Cumbria, and West Yorkshire: Melanie Brierley
, Daphne Cushnie
and Natalie Speake
The morning sessions will focus on specific elements of each practitioner's approach to dance for people living with Parkinson’s. In the afternoon, people living with Parkinson’s, who attend local sessions, will take part in a class that reflects the morning’s practice.
To book, please call People Dancing on +44 (0) 116 253 3453.
For specific access requirements, or with questions about this workshop, please email email@example.com
Melanie works in Lancaster and around the NW region as a dance, health, and wellbeing artist at ConsciousBodies using somatic movement practices. Her focus is on supporting connection through the bodymind as a pathway to health and her Dance and Parkinson’s practice also incorporates John Argue’s fascinating work on the ‘Art of Movement’ for people living with Parkinson’s.
Daphne is a senior neurological physiotherapist and independent dance artist working in Cumbria and she will bring the knowledge from both of these areas to the CPD training event. Daphne’s focus for the day will be on exploring the use of language and movement as an improvisational tool in the context of Dance and Parkinson’s.
Natalie is an independent dance and yoga artist working in West Yorkshire. In her session Natalie will explore a themed-based, cross disciplinary workshop using the idea of "freedom" as the thread through her work. She will demonstrate the way that dance, poetry, and song can be combined to create flexibility and diversity in the context of Dance and Parkinson’s practice.
Directions on campus: Travel up the main spine leading into the University, turn left at the first roundabout and go almost to the end of this road and then turn right up the slope. The LICA building is situated to the left and has a small walkway with a pond each side (normally with ducks!). There is parking all along the road leading up towards the venue and it is also possible to be dropped off next to the building.
How to get there
The railway station situated in the town centre has plenty of taxis outside. Here are some local taxi numbers:
848848 Radio Taxis: 01524 848848
32090 Taxis: 01524 32090
Coastal Taxis: 01524 60000
A1 Taxis: 01524 35666.
In the City: The bus station is situated on Damside Street in the City Centre, not far from the train station. Buses are frequent and services 2, 2A, 3, 4, X4, 42 leave for the University every five minutes on weekdays and most services also stop at Common Garden Street. Additionally, the 4 and X4 bus services run every 20 minutes between the Railway Station and the University (hourly on Sunday afternoons and evenings).
On Campus: All buses drop off and collect passengers in the Underpass, situated underneath Alexandra Square. If you alight there, please follow directions for the Great Hall and then the LICA building.