Dancing with Parkinson's continues Autumn 2019

The Danielle Teale Dance, Dancing with Parkinson’s programme is going from strength to strength. This Autumn there’s lots to celebrate, as we continue four classes across London, and welcome a new cohort of dance artists. Take a look at our fantastic team by clicking the image below:

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Classes take place in four locations across London, St. Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney, National Hospital for Neurology in Russell Square, Poplar Union in Tower Hamlets, and Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton, part of St. George’s Hospital Trust. Download our flyer and contact dancing.parkinsons@gmail.com for more information about the programme and to register your interest to join in.

…enthusiasm, creativity and empathy shine through, and every class is a pleasure. As dancers rather than patients we are able to let go of our worries and lose ourselves in the creativity.

- Dancing with Parkinson’s participant, NHNN

CID Project, vocal and dance improvisation workshop insight

As I said to the singers before the start of the session, we’re not here to give voice to the dancers, we’re here to reflect their collective movements back to them as sound. Then we played. After an hour and a half the singing stopped, but my mind and body didn’t. It’s hard to describe it; it was so fun and liberating to be able to connect on that level, no mediators, no technology, no wires and no speakers. We were weaving in and out of each other, creating organic shapes and communicating equally.
— Jaka Skapin, Musical Director CID Project
Through the interface of this project, we brought together such different individuals that might not consider themselves as artists or creatives and gave them the chance to explore their humanity in a collective and supportive environment
— Jaka Skapin, Musical Director CID Project

read more about the collaborative dance and vocal improvisation approach of Jaka Skapin and Danielle Teale and our experimental workshop as part of the CID project on the ‘explorations in collectivity’ blog

CID Project Update

The Dancing with Parkinson’s CID Project is at the midway point, with four fantastic workshops already having taken place at Poplar Union. Our dancers and team have been experiencing multiple approaches to moving, choreographing and connecting led by Artistic Director Danielle Teale and guest artists Bim Malcomson, Chloe Mead (Casson & Friends) and Kimberley Harvey.

The full project is being documented and explored on the ‘explorations in collectivity’ blog where you can keep up to date with the thoughts and explorations from our dancers, guests and collaborators. Take a look at the articles and summary pieces by clicking the links below: