Join Queensland Ballet and Dance for Parkinson’s Australia for a fun afternoon including an exclusive screening of the Dance for PD documentary ‘Capturing Grace’ and a free Dance for Parkinson’s Community Class.
Capturing Grace is a story about two realms. One is occupied by some of the most acclaimed modern dancers in the world. The other is inhabited by a group of people with Parkinson’s disease. This film is about what happens when those worlds intersect.
— Dave Iverson, filmmaker and director
This film tells the story of some of the original dance and teachers in the Dance For PD program in Brooklyn, New York and as part of Seniors Week is an exclusive showing of the film for the first time in Australia.
Queensland Ballet is pleased to be the first dance company in Australia to introduce Dance for PD. Members of the community are invited to join Queensland Ballet for a free sample Dance for Parkinson’s class. Dance for Parkinson’s Australia program coordinator Erica Rose Jeffrey will lead participants in a 75 minute class inspired by the Company’s repertoire. People at all levels of mobility and ability are welcome. Carers, partners and friends are also welcome to participate. No dance experience is necessary.
Sunday 16th August
12:00 – 1:00pm – Film: Capturing Grace
1:00 – 1:25pm – Light refreshments
1:30 – 2:45pm – Free Dance for Parkinson’s class
Queensland Ballet Studios, Thomas Dixon Centre, West End
Class is free, but registration is required.
or contact QB’s Education Coordinator Jacob Williams via phone on 0730136666 or email jwilliams @ queenslandballet.com.au.
This event is hosted by the Queensland Ballet in association with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and Ausdance Queensland.
Date(s) - 16/08/2015
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thomas Dixon Centre