Healing with Music

Music, Dance, Parkinson’s: Dance for PD®

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“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.

Princeton University Concerts hosted an experiential panel, led by Dance for PD®’s founding teacher and Program Director David Leventhal with Dave Iverson, Elizabeth Margulis, and Connie Tomaino, that explores the intersection of music, dance, and Parkinson’s. The event included 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. It began with this video, produced by Princeton University Concerts.

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