Awakening the body can inspire the imagination. And moving from an inspired place can be enjoyable and empowering.
Creative Movement and Dance for PD®
As a teaching artist with Dance for PD®, I enjoy creating classes for people with Parkinson’s and their communities, inviting them to experience the “joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence.”* And I look forward to dancing with my family of friends every week. *Dance for PD®
Through exploratory somatic movement work, interactive exercises focused on spoken word and musicality along with improvisation games, we start to tap into one’s own sense of pleasure and fun, honing in on the enjoyable and empowering sense of “Creative Flow.”
From a state of inspiration, found after exploratory sessions in creative movement, theatre games, and improvisation techniques, I invite you to tap into your own unique narrative.
Although Dr. Purvis specialized in child development I know from my own experience, both as a student and a teacher, that (approaching serious work through a sense of) “play” allows for freedom and flow within one’s body and imagination. To stretch out into those newfound, or rediscovered, areas can help connect us to our deeper selves; our stronger, sillier, and sensitive selves too. And perhaps more empathetic selves in the process.