Through a series of 12-dance workshops, celebrated choreographer Anisa Tejpar of ProArteDanza, sets the stage for an expressive collaboration whereby seniors and youth openly explore issues and themes related to ageism. Workshops culminate in an original choreography and a free public performance at Randolph Theatre, Sat March 4th, 2017 at 1:30pm. Join us in this unique opportunity to shine a light on some of the playful parallels and critical issues experienced by seniors and youth today.
Naomi Boyd (youth) Graphics and Illustration; Harry Zhang & Gabriella Arno (youth) Videography/Photography; Harriet Eisenkraft, Media Advisor/Writer; Robert Davis, Composer and Videographer; Nick Tateish; Tracy Mortimore; Miko Sobreira; Charles Dennis; Model Citizen
Dance provides a unique artistic platform for learning and relationship-building. It has the capacity to transcend fundamental social, cultural and linguistic differences including those based on age and ability. The DWP Intergenerational Dance Project invites seniors seeking greater community engagement and seniors living with Parkinson's to connect and create with youth from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.
CREATING INTERGENERATIONAL CONNECTIONS THROUGH DANCE
The Dancing with Parkinson's Intergenerational Dance Project aims
to promote greater understanding
and connection between seniors and youth. Through the artistry of dance, we build upon the insights, experiences and resources each generation can share with each other and society as a whole.
Join us for our highly anticipated, free DWP Intergenerational Dance Project Showcase on Saturday March 4th 2017 at 1:30 pm (Doors open 12:30noon) at Ranolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst St. Our special event is followed by a Q&A with the intergenerational dancers. Wheelchair accessible, Lennox St. Entrance. No ticket required. For showcase information contact 416-939-1672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to Performers: Dress rehearsal takes place on Thursday, March 2nd at the Randolph Theatre.We ask all senior dancers to kindly arrive at the theatre by 1:20pm for rehearsal from 1:30-2:30pm. A full cast dress rehearsal will follow from 3:00-4:00pm. Final full cast dress rehearsal takes place on Saturday, March 4th from 11:15am-12:15pm at the Randolph Theatre. We ask that all dancers to please arrive at the theatre by 10:50 am.
“Fun and laughter are ageless – add music and it’s a winner. A smile, a hello, a nod to another traveller is sometimes all that is needed to make a difference in someone’s life. As someone with an unseen (dis)ability, it is lovely to see the modifications to make everyone feel part of the group” - P. M., Age, 70
“I always assumed that seniors were fragile before these workshops, when in reality they are some of the strongest people I know. Disabilities are not only physical. This is one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of” - C.W., Age 22
Our mission at Dancing with Parkinson's (DWP) is to provide a fun, safe environment where those with Parkinson's Disease can celebrate the artistry and potential of their own movement.
Dancing with Parkinson's offers weekly dance classes in multiple locations throughout the city. Join us today.
DWP Intergenerational Dance Project
Presented by Dancing with Parkinson's, produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and in affiliation with Randolph Academy
We were thrilled when the CBC visited us (see video above)
CONTACT US TOAY! (416)939-1672