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Dance for PD in Mandarin
Select Sundays through March
UPDATE 2/23/2022: The February 27 class will be held online ONLY.
Queens Theatre partners with Mark Morris Dance Group to present its internationally-acclaimed Dance for PD® program in English and Mandarin, making its adaptive dance program for people living with Parkinson’s disease accessible to millions of Mandarin‐speaking people with mobility concerns globally.
The free classes, in-person beginning January 23, 2022, and held twice monthly through March, 2022 (see schedule below) - will be held in-person at Queens Theatre's facilities in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and available to view online and are open to people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends, and care partners, as well as anyone with mobility concerns. All classes will be bilingual in Mandarin and English.
In each class, participants engage with a teaching artist and each other during a 50‐minute movement session based on ballet, modern, tap, jazz, traditional cultural dance forms, and Mark Morris company repertoire. During the pandemic, the classes shifted to a virtual format and garnered more than 2,000 participants from 38 countries across the globe.
Dance for PD® in Mandarin is being led by specially trained instructors Coco Cao, Nico Li, and Jun Zhou. Each session includes a welcome and introduction, a 50-minute movement experience adapted for mobility issues often associated with Parkinson’s disease, and time for conversation in small groups. All classes feature live music accompaniment.
Sunday, January 9, 2:00 PM ET - ONLINE ONLY
Sunday, January 23, 2:00 PM ET - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
Sunday, February 13, 2:00 PM ET - IN PERSON AND ONLINE
Sunday, February 27, 2:00 PM ET - ONLINE ONLY
Sunday, March 13, 2:00 PM ET
Sunday, March 27, 2:00 PM ET
About Dance for PD®
Dance for PD® in Mandarin is a program of Mark Morris Dance Group, presented in partnership with Queens Theatre with support from The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and the Parkinson’s Foundation. Registration for the live weekly classes is available online at www.danceforpd.org.
Dance for PD® offers internationally‐acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in Brooklyn, New York, and through our network of partners and associates in more than 300 other communities in 25 countries. In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. A program of the Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance for PD® also provides teacher training, creates innovative instructional media, and nurtures relationships among other organizations so that classes based on our model are widely available. Evidence from 43 peer‐reviewed scientific studies serves to underpin the effectiveness and benefits of the Dance for PD teaching practice.