Dance for PD® Training Reflections: what I learned about being a dancer & teacher Last week I spent three days at Dance for PD® Headquarters in Brooklyn exploring the art of dance and teaching with 70 other dance for Parkinson’s teachers from all over the world. I wanted to share some of my discoveries from this intensive, […]
We are thrilled to announce that our own Artivist Sage Wayne Gilbert is being awarded the Governor’s Creative Leadership Award! This award honors community members who have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including advocacy, vision, collaboration and innovation. Wayne won in the Arts and Community Action category […]
It has been a hot hot Summer in Artivist-land and we are gearing up for a transformational Fall! Save the Date: Reconnect 7th Birthday Celebration SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 1-3PM AT COLORADO CONSERVATORY OF DANCE IN BROOMFIELD In 2011, a poet with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), his sister and his niece started a dance class for people with […]
It is summertime in Colorado and Art as Action is cookin! Artivist Performance at Denver Botanic Gardens THIS WEEKEND: Sunday July 8, 10-10:30am We will be performing at the annual SCFD Showcase on Sunday July 8th from 10-10:30am! We are thrilled to be a part of this event at Denver Botanic Gardens for the second […]
“Art as Action is a scrappy little nonprofit that’s punching way above its weight class.” This is one of my all-time favorite quotes describing Art as Action (thank you John Dean). I love it so much, you have probably seen it in past fundraising campaigns and on our website. I never get tired of it. […]
The mission of the Davis Phinney Foundation is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. The Foundation recognizes how much dance can add to that quality of life and asked Reconnect instructor Sarah Leversee to contribute to their blog for Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April, with photos of the Reconnect dancers by Scott Dressel-Martin.
a window into the creative process of our Artistic Director As Artistic Director of Art as Action, my superpower is creating spaces for folks from all walks of life to discover and express their creative potential. This weekend I am performing Solo, a piece where I push my own boundaries and claim my own creative space […]
It doesn’t take long after she begins gliding across the dance floor that Karen Talcott forgets she has Parkinson’s disease. Her physical symptoms, including stiffness, pain and tremors on the right side of her body, quickly evaporate once she focuses on the music in her almost daily dance classes. She also breaks other shackles brought on by Parkinson’s. “The dancing also helps with fear, anxiety and depression,” Talcott said. “It’s the best medicine ever for this thing.”
New research led by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Northwestern Medicine appears to back her claim. They found that high-intensity exercise three times a week is not only safe for people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease, it also decreases the worsening of motor symptoms.
Dancing with Parkinson’s Support Groups, an interview with KUNC 91.5fm, the upcoming 2018 Dance: Found Performances – 2018 is off to an amazing start! Check out the latest Artivist News.
Wishing you & yours a 2018 full of creativity, collaboration & community! At Artivist Headquarters we are busy dreaming up an incredible 16th season. Stay tuned for all the latest news about Reconnect with your Body & Artivist Performances.