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Dance with Parkinson’s roundtable discussion
Date posted: 27 July 2020
Cheryl McChesney and Kiki Gale in conversation with artists, producers and dancers bringing together a range of perspectives on dance with people with lived experience of Parkinson's during lockdown.

This 90-minute roundtable discussion – co-curated and facilitated by Cheryl McChesney (Freelance Dance Artist) in conversation with artists, producers and dancers, and co-curated and chaired by Kiki Gale (Project Director, Living Well with Parkinson’s) – brings together a range of perspectives on dance with people with lived experience of Parkinson's during lockdown. Contributors share personal stories, give honest and insightful accounts of their experiences, speak candidly about the loss and challenges posed by life in lockdown, and consider some of the positive possibilities and joys brought about in these changing times.

Roundtable contributors: Donna Baber, Rachael James, Lerato Dunn, Kate-Hartley Stevens, Heidi Wilson and Clint Lutes, with dancers Enid Hoole, Alan Ferrett, Stephanie Streat and Kate Swindlehurst.

 

 

To accompany this recording, the contributors wanted to share some additional signposts to films and resources that you may find useful:

Poetry in Slow Motion, a film made by and with the Dance for Parkinson’s leaders, dancers, volunteers and friends at MDI.

The Original Spinners and North Bristol NHS Trust Fresh Arts social media channels, shared by roundtable contributors, Donna Baber and Rachael James:

Three English National Ballet online classes, made during lockdown and shared with us by Kate Hartley-Stevens:

When we dance we feel, a short film submission made by Strictly Parkinson's for Parkinson’s UK When I Dance competition in November 2016 and shared with us by Heidi Wilson.

The DaPoPa website for information about Clint Lutes’ approach to dance with Parkinson’s.

Developing creativity with older participants webinar facilitated by Clint Lutes.