Following the incredible performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Flynn is excited to welcome David Leventhal, founding teacher and program director of Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program, for a residency program. On May 18, David will lead a movement class for person's with Parkinson's as well as their families, friends, and care partners. This class is offered free of charge. No experience necessary. All levels of ability and mobility are welcome.
Dance for PD®, a program of Mark Morris Dance Group, was born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s disease could benefit from the insight and specific techniques and methods used by dancers to guide their own bodies and minds. This award-winning, research-backed program strives to increase coordination, balance, flexibility and strength through music and movement from a broad range of dance styles.
In classes led by professionally trained dancers, participants experience the grace, fluidity and power of dance in a social, joyful and supportive environment. No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, creative improvisation, tap, social dancing and Mark Morris company repertory while music energizes, enriches and empowers. Classes modeled after Dance for PD are available in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world.