They Are All is a workshop series leading to an original dance performance and a project centering the role of artistic movement tools in seeding the ground for new scientific research. It is a multi-generational collaboration between professional dancers, dancers living with Parkinson’s Disease, data informaticists, researchers in physical therapy, and neuroscientists.
Workshops will use mindful movement, dance, and somatics to provide people living with Parkinson’s Disease the tools to achieve increased quality of life, a reduction of the risk of falls, and a sense of personal agency. Workshops will be led by professional choreographers and dancers who will guide participants with PD safely through exercises emphasizing body awareness, flexibility, balance, stamina, an enhanced relationship to the floor, the room, and other people, as well as an awakened sense of playfulness and creativity.
Participants may simply take the classes, but are encouraged to participate fully in the research and the new work of dance to be presented in the American Dance Festival’s summer 2019 season on June 25th and 26th.
May 2-June 6
About the artists:
Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon are directors, choreographers, and performers currently based in Saxapahaw, NC. Both their individual and collaborative work has been presented extensively throughout Germany, France, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Finland, and Mexico. Most recently,Tommy Noonan’s solo “John” was presented at the American Dance Festival and Murielle Elizéon choreographed the duet “Je suis belle,” comissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Art and co-created with Tommy.
They regularly teach movement and dance both internationally and locally, and are co-directors of Culture Mill, a performing arts laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC dedicated to fostering creative community and collaboration through artist residencies, educational outreach and original artistic projects. More on Culture Mill at www.culturemill.org
About This Event
ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
May 2 to June 6, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm