At Stanford:  “Capturing Grace” Screenings with Panel Discussions, Presentation on Intersection of Dance and Parkinson’s, and Dance for PD Class for Those with Parkinson’s

At Stanford: “Capturing Grace” Screenings with Panel Discussions, Presentation on Intersection of Dance and Parkinson’s, and Dance for PD Class for Those with Parkinson’s

Join us at Stanford on April 17th and 18th for several events around the new award-winning film “Capturing Grace.”  The film tells the story of what happens when the legendary Mark Morris Dance Group joins forces with people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) to stage a unique performance.

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The two film screenings are followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Dave Iverson, Dr. Helen Bronte-Stewart, Director of Stanford Movement Disorders Center, and David Leventhal, celebrated dancer and program director of Dance for PD®.  General admission tickets are $10 (plus a $1.49 fee).  There are two screenings:

Friday, April 17 | 7:00 – 8:30 pm
“Capturing Grace” Screening, Panel  Discussion, Q&A
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford University
$10 (plus $1.49 fee)
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Saturday, April 18 | 1:30 – 3:00 pm
“Capturing Grace” Screening, Panel  Discussion, Q&A
Cemex Auditorium, 641 Knight Way, Stanford University
$10 (plus $1.49 fee)
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On Friday, April 17th, in the afternoon, there is a 75-minute presentation on the intersection of dance and Parkinson’s DiseaseDavid Leventhal, celebrated dancer and program director of Dance for PD®, and Dave Iverson, independent filmmaker who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004, discuss the unique collaboration between a world-renowned dance company and people with Parkinson’s.  This event will feature clips from the film.  Details are:

Friday, April 17 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Pigott Theater in Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University
Free and Open to the Public – no reservations required

On Saturday, April 18th, those with PD – no matter how advanced – are invited to join a free 90-minute Dance for PD® class starting at 10am.  Pre-registration is required as there are only 50 spots available.  All 50 spots have been taken but you may still sign up for the waitlist.  A certain number of waitlist participants will likely be able to attend. Participants will explore engaging movement and inspiring music in ways that are enjoyable and creative.  No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, attendees will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.  Details are:

Saturday, April 18 | 10:00 – 11:30 am
Bing Concert Hall – Rehearsal Studio, Stanford University
Free. Pre-Registration Required.
Register Now for the Waitlist

Following the class at 11:45am, there will be a one-hour discussion and lunch with David Leventhal, celebrated dancer and program director of Dance for PD®.  A box lunch is provided for those pre-registered for the class.

For detailed information about all of these events at Stanford on April 17th and 18th, see the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

These events are presented by Stanford University Dance Division of the Department of Theater + Performance Studies, San Francisco Dance Film Festival in association with Dance for PD® and Mark Morris Dance Group.

These events are sponsored by these Stanford organizations:  Stanford Arts Institute, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Live, Department of Art & Art History, Stanford Program in Bioethics & Film, Stanford Medical Humanities, Medicine & the Muse, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences.