SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S & SCHOOL WORKSHOPS WITH
NEW YORK’S MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
People with Parkinson’s Disease and NSW school students will be offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to dance at the Sydney Opera House this June thanks to a series of dance workshops hosted in conjunction with New York’s internationally acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group.
Coinciding with their highly-anticipated Sydney season – featuring the Australian premiere of four of Morris’ most celebrated works, the Mark Morris Dance Group will bring their innovative global program Dance for PD (Parkinson’s Disease) to the Sydney Opera House for the first time. A free community class on Sunday 7 June will offer people with Parkinson’s and their carers the opportunity to participate in a dance class led by dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group alongside American-born, Australian based dancer and Rotary World Peace Fellow Erica Rose Jeffrey. The free class will integrate movement from modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing – allowing people with Parkinson’s the opportunity to explore the range of physical and creative possibilities that are open to them.
A two-day introductory teachers’ training workshop will also be held on 6-7 June, to assist in growing a network of qualified teachers who can lead dance classes across Sydney into the future.
Since its inception as a small monthly class at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn in 2001, Dance for PD has conquered the world – positively impacting the lives of thousands of people with Parkinson’s via classes and workshops offered in more than 100 communities across nine countries.
DANCE FOR PD & TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP DETAILS
Further information and links to register for the Dance for PD and teachers’ workshop can be found on the Sydney Opera House website at www.sydneyoperahouse.com
WHAT: Mark Morris Dance Group
WHEN: 3rd – 6th June
WHERE: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
TICKETS: From $39 at www.sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7777