Dance for Parkinson’s: tune in to English National Ballet live stream

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Author: Geoffrey ChangPublished: 15 October 2015

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Sign up to watch a live symposium exploring the long-term impact of dance on quality of life and wellbeing for people with Parkinson’s

English National Ballet (ENB) has announced the live streaming of a symposium exploring the impact of its Dance for Parkinson’s programme on 27 October.

Together with research partner the University of Roehampton, ENB will present new research from the national programme, as well as a moderated discussion with programme partners and representatives from the health and cultural sectors.

First started in 2010, the Dance for Parkinson’s programme was inspired by the work of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD in Brooklyn, New York. The programme uses dance as a method to keep people with Parkinson’s fit and healthy.

Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, engagement director of ENB, said: “In 2011, ENB commissioned a ground-breaking piece of research to provide evidence of impact on the benefits of dance for people living with Parkinson’s led by Dr Sara Houston and Ashley McGill from the University of Roehampton.

“Their initial findings provide the first longitudinal piece of evidence on the impact of the programme over the past three years, examining the long-term benefits of dance, physically, socially and as a contributor to quality of life and wellbeing.”


Catch up on the symposium here

If you would like to join in the discussions, please send your questions to lottie.coombes@ballet.org.uk by Thursday 22 October, or use the hashtag #ENBDFP on Twitter to tweet questions live

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