A growing body of scientific research by major university research centers points to the benefits of dance for people with Parkinson’s disease. Launched as a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, Dance for PD has developed internationally acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s in New York City and through a network of partners in more than 24 countries.
Founding instructor and Program Director David Leventhal will present on Dance for PD, using it as a case study for looking at the intersection of arts and science. A guest speaker at universities around the world, Leventhal also teaches a pioneering, dance-based course at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Leventhal's presentation will be followed by a dance class specifically for people with Parkinson's (Tuesday, April 17, 11:00am - 12:15pm).