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Workshop for Movers Living with or Without Parkinson's Disease

  • ADF Samuel Scripps Studios 721 Broad Street Durham, NC, 27705 United States (map)

Workshop: 1 – 2.30pm
Movement Workshop for PD

In this workshop, we will begin by a chair warm-up, inviting participants to bring awareness to their breath and to their moving body through playful and exploratory tasks. We will use elements of contemporary dance improvisation as well as core principles from Argentine Tango, (such as leading and following, walking and connection to a partner) to transition to standing and moving across the space. Throughout the workshop, we’ll engage in a safe and nonjudgmental movement practice exploring various ways of initiating movement through the use of imagination, intention and physical contact. During this shared movement practice, our goal will be to both accept our limitations and to invite new movement possibilities liberated from the constraints of everyday life. This workshop is designed for movers with or without Parkinson’s disease.

Discussion: 2.30-3.30pm  
“Alles”: A Movement Discussion with Culture Mill

After a first event with choreographer Clint Lutes from Paris, France in December 2016, Culture Mill is happy to partner again with ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios to offer this workshop. These workshops are the initial stage of a future Culture Mill’s project named “Alles” (working title) – A meeting of artistic research and scientific research, accompanied by the creation of an original work of Contemporary dance. “Alles” will unfold as a mutual exchange between professional dancers, people living with Parkinson’s disease, and professionals in the medical and scientific fields. Join Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon, co-directors of Culture Mill, to hear more about the origins of the project and how the interrogative mode of artistic movement research and the expertise of professional dancers could be an alternative environment in which to open, expand and liberate perspectives on movement disorders from the constraints of traditional scientific research settings.