Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Kenan Auditorium | 8 p.m.
An icon of post-Balanchine dance presents critically acclaimed repertoire with live music from their prestigious 30-year history. read more
$45 | $35 | $25 + tax *
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The Arts as Lifeline:
Dance, Parkinson’s and Aging Well
Presentation by David Leventhal
Mark Morris Dance Group | Director, Dance for PD®
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
UNCW McNeill Hall, room 1005
David Leventhal, Director of Dance for PD, discusses the origins, objectives and successes of a 12-year collaboration between Brooklyn Parkinson Group and Mark Morris Dance. In his talk, Leventhal makes the case for the role that the arts—and dance in particular—play in helping people maintain a sense of human identity in the face of health challenges. Using Parkinson’s as a case study that reveals entrenched ideas about the efficacy of healthcare, Leventhal discusses how the artistic and creative elements of dance open doors for a wide range of people who otherwise risk entering a state of permanent medicalization, and how participation in the arts provides a lifeline that allows individuals and families to focus on possibilities rather than limitations.
Free and open to the public.
Directions & Parking
McNeill Hall, home of UNCW's College of Health & Human Services, is located on UNCW's main campus at 601 S. College Rd. The physical address for GPS/mapping applications is 1137 Reynolds Drive Wilmington, NC 28403. Please park in the Parking Deck at the corner of Reynolds and Cahill Drive and obtain a parking voucher from event staff. See Campus Map
This event is part of a residency with Mark Morris Dance Group, who will perform at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13th at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium. Read more
This residency is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.
Above photo of Grand Duo (choreography by Mark Morris / photo by Erin Baiano)