Artivism Alert

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dance for every BODY

Axis Dance Company: Changing the face of Dance and Disability through artistry, advocacy and engagement.

Colorado Conservatory of Dance Adaptive Dance Program: Colorado Conservatory of Dance uses dance to foster community, create positive influence and inspire the individual.  Ballet Expressions is an inclusive program with a specifically designed adaptive curriculum, which provides children of ALL abilities with a therapeutic dance experience.

Dance for Parkinson's 3rd Law Dance/Theater : Launched in 2013 by former New York City Ballet dancer, Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, who trained with the Brooklyn-based Dance for PD program. After receiving the Dance for PD training, 3rd Law director Katie Elliott joined Viki to expand the program. Viki and Katie bring decades of experience to developing therapeutic exercises in a creative environment to increase flexibility, balance, spatial awareness and a sense of rhythm.

Dance for PD®: The mission of Dance for PD is to provide dance classes with live music to enrich the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and caregivers in communities around the world through the building, maintaining, and training of a network of qualified dance professionals.

Heidi Latsky Dance: The mission of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) is to redefine beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences.

Rhythm and Grace Classes: Partnership between Parkinson Association of the Rockies and Colorado Ballet taught by principal dancer Sharon Wehner.

Spoke N Motion Dance: Uniting the talents of dancers with and without disabilities the troupe is comprised of youth through seniors, with and without vision, wheelchair bound and able-bodied, individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury, some with Parkinson's or autism who all share the LOVE of dance!

Parkinson's Advocacy

Davis Phinney Foundation: Helping people live well with Parkinson's today.

Movement Disorders Center: The Movement Disorders Center was founded in 2012 to provide state of the art interdisciplinary clinical care and community outreach to patients and families in the Rocky Mountain Region, to pursue research to treat and prevent these disorders and to educate the next generation of clinicians and researchers.

Parkinson's Association of the Rockies: PAR supports, strengthens and empowers the Parkinson’s Community in Colorado.

Art Heals

Kathleen Kiddo: "I am a Bay Area creative and mother of 2. I was diagnosed with an incurable brain disease in 2012, after many years of misdiagnosis and a disorienting amount of chaos. This blog is not only about Parkinson's Disease, although you will find it is a common theme. I am humbled by these challenges, and more alive and awake than ever before. This space is for comic relief, musings and sharing information, and not for profit. I hope to express some of my gratitude and humor here."

The Perky Parkie: "My name is Allison. I am a thirty-something girl who has been a medical anomaly since age 13. I wanted to help people… to really make a difference. So I went to graduate school to become a Psychotherapist and during my second year, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The only thing that made sense to me was to give back. I launched a program called “Parkinson’s in Balance” in 2010 with the goal to help my community. My program offers fitness classes, support groups and social events. You can also follow my advocacy work through my blog. Don’t underestimate the power of sharing what you do, you might just give inspiration to someone in need of a boost."