Through watching others' movements, copying movements and imagining movements, dance is thought to activate action representations (movement patterns) in the brain, and develops skills in thinking about movement that people can apply outside of the dance studio in everyday life. This is something that everyone can benefit from, and researchers from the Body, Eyes and Movement (BEAM) lab at the University of Manchester have been collaborating with English National Ballet and Equilibrium International to investigate how dance may improve everyday movement and well-being for people living with Parkinson's.
Come along and learn about the project, and take part a Dance for Parkinson's 'taster' class, which will demonstrate how we use action representations in dance (often without even realising!).
The class will take place from 1:30-2:30pm, followed by a mini-exhibition that will give visitors an insight into the experiences of dancers with Parkinson's.
The class will be led by trained professionals and will be suitable for people both with and without Parkinson's and all ability levels. No previous dance experience is required.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 3060430.