Dance with Parkinson

Dance party (2019). Marking the end of three years project in Dance with Parkinson by Parkinsonforeningen. Supported by Tryg Fonden.

Photos from dance classes in KU.BE, Frederiksberg (2018-2020).

Together with Linette Stamp Christensen and in collaboration with Ældre Sagen, we teach in dance for people with parkinson and relatives. Both of us are certified in teaching in Dance with Parkinson from the PD-inspired method. PD-method involves using sensory images to activate creativity in movement, free expression and improvisation.

The classes are built up as professional classes for dancers. We start with sitting on chairs and working our way up to standing position. We implement our own methods and artistic practices in the classes using guided improvisation and images from nature and everyday routines and actions. Working with images instead of strict choreographies enables the dancers to move from their own individual starting positions, in their own pace and with effortless and ease.

Once a month, we are accompanied by live music played by the percussionist Irene Bianco.

The dance class is taking part in RUC research about Dance with Parkinson. Read more here: https://forskning.ruc.dk/da/projects/at-danse-med-parkinson