Capturing Grace: Exploring Dance for People with Parkinson’s
Chaired by Dr Sara Houston, National Teaching Fellow and Principal Lecturer, Roehampton University
David Leventhal, Mark Morris Dance Group, USA
Dave Iverson, Journalist and Film Maker of Capturing Grace, USA
Dance for people with Parkinson’s has developed significantly in recent years, with more demand for programmes, many new practitioners training to deliver the work and networks emerging locally, nationally and internationally.
Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dave Iverson joins dancer and programme innovator David Leventhal (Program Director, Dance for PD at Mark Morris Dance Group, New York) to explore the transformative effects of dance on people with Parkinson's. With selected excerpts from Iverson's remarkable new film, this session uses compelling personal narratives to suggest a bold vision for the role of community dance in the 21st century. Making the case for dance as a vital partner in both ageing and community-building - particularly for those living with chronic illness - this session provides clear approaches for shaping your own professional work along with life-affirming inspiration.
Capturing Grace website for more information on Dave Iverson's film
Dance for PD website for the original New York group at Mark Morris Dance Group
Dance for Parkinson's page on the People Dancing website, including information on our Online Learning Programme.
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