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Dance for Parkinson's at People Dancing Summer School 2017 - photo by Rachel Cherry
Are you living with Parkinson's? Here's a chance to help promote the benefits of dance
The Dance for Parkinson's Partnership UK (DfPP UK) is inviting applications from individuals living with Parkinson’s to join its Practice Group as advisers - deadline to apply Friday 26 January 2018.
What's in a name?
Kiki Gale - Director, Dance for Parkinson's Partnership UK. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Partnership set to build on progress of Dance for Parkinson's Network
With a change of name to The Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK, the former Dance for Parkinson’s Network is now well positioned to support the collective ambition to give everyone in the UK living with Parkinson’s the opportunity to engage in the creative, dynamic and aesthetic experience that participation in dance can offer, blogs Kiki Gale...
Sounds of Glasgow 2017
Liz Lerman at Glasgow 2017. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Be part of our Glasgow international conference - pick up a podcast!
People Dancing’s international conference, held in Glasgow in early October, attracted dance artists, teachers, organisations and managers from 15 countries across the globe. In case you couldn’t be part of this global gathering of community dance, we captured some of the quality and diversity of the presentations and debate with a series of People Dancing podcasts.
North East claims reimagined images
Dance City: Photo by Adam Widdrington
11 Million Reasons to Dance exhibition finds a home
11 Million Reasons to Dance, an exhibition of photographs by Sean Goldthorpe, commissioned by People Dancing, will return to Dance City for permanent display from January 2018, following a successful national tour.
Tea and creativity
Steff Streat
"More cheerful, more energised, more able to cope"
From a cuppa and a chat to doing a Haka – Steff Streat, who has lived with Parkinson’s for 10 years, blogs on the difference going to a dance for Parkinson’s class makes to her quality of life
Dance on screen
Big Dance Shorts India. Photo: R&D
Showing soon: Big Dance Shorts India
Two three-minute films, both winners under the Big Dance Shorts programme, will be screened by Channel 4’s Random Acts strand on 16 & 23 November. Two other winners – Cuppa and But Where Are You From? – will be available to watch online from 30 November.
People Dancing: Together
Border Tales - Protein. Photo ©Jane Hobson
People Dancing and Protein launch 'People Dancing: Together'
Dance partners announce new programme of participatory dance, culminating in an annual international performance.
Parkinson's workshop
Photo by Sara Teresa
An introduction to dance for Parkinson's workshop
A two-day workshop is being presented in Leeds, next spring, by Dance for Parkinson’s Partnership UK and People Dancing, with Yorkshire Dance.
Voice and Presence update
Gladys Agulhas. Photo by Rachel Cherry
Voice and Presence... the story so far
Launched last spring to acknowledge, amplify and celebrate the influence on participatory dance of women of the African Diaspora, People Dancing’s Voice and Presence edged past its half-way point, in October 2017.
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