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Dance for PD®
(Parkinson's Disease)
A Mark Morris Dance Group Program

Exploring the Intersection of Music, Dance & Parkinson’s
with David Leventhal, Dave Iverson, Elizabeth Margulis, Joshua Roman, and Connie Tomaino

Princeton University Concerts Debut


Sunday, March 3, 2024, 3:00 PM EST


Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall


General: $15 | Student: $10 | Princeton University Student: Free through Passport to the Arts.


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Music is like a red carpet that rolls out in front of me and allows me to move in ways I can't otherwise move.”

—Dance for PD® participant

Concert Classics Plus Series

About the Event

“What happens to me when my feet feel like glue and they’re stuck on the floor — I sometimes cannot walk, but I can dance…the music leads me to a place where I am weightless” shares Cyndy, a participant of Dance for PD® (Parkinson’s Disease). Developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group into a model for classes in more than 300 communities and 25 countries, the program applies the insight and techniques used by dancers to guide their own bodies and minds to benefit people with Parkinson’s. Join us for an experiential panel, led by Dance for PD®’s founding teacher and Program Director David Leventhal with Dave Iverson, Elizabeth Margulis, Joshua Roman, and Connie Tomaino, that explores the intersection of music, dance, and Parkinson’s. The event will include a performance by local Dance for PD® participants of adapted Mark Morris choreography, set to live music performed by PUC fan favorite cellist Joshua Roman.

We are happy to partner with American Repertory Ballet to include an adapted performance of choreographer Mark Morris’ work Falling Down Stairs with dancers from local chapters of Dance for PD®. This adapted excerpt of Falling Down Stairs is set to the Bourrée from the Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009, which will be performed live at this Healing with Music event. In the lead up to this event, American Repertory Ballet is offering free Dance for PD® classes both in person and online. Please visit their website for more information. All class participants will receive a free ticket to the Healing with Music event on March 3.


Humans have been using sounds as a way to exist and endure since the start of time. This series of events combining conversation and live performance highlights stories of resilience in facing illness and personal upheaval that shed light on music’s profound impact. You can share your own story of music’s restorative role in your life here.

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  • An Experiential Panel

    including an adapted performance of Mark Morris’ choreography by dancers from a local chapter of Dance for PD®, performed to live music. Panelists include David Leventhal, Dave Iverson, Elizabeth Margulis, Joshua Roman, and Connie Tomaino.

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