Dance for Parkinson’s, Oxford
Weekly classes: Mondays, 1pm – 3pm
Spring Term, Monday 1 February – Monday 21 March 2016
at Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AQ and Oxford Town Hall, St Aldgate's, Oxford OX1 1BX
Classes are £5 per person, per session, including carers, family members or guests.
For Spring 2016 English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme will be exploring the themes from English National Ballet’s new triple bill , featuring new work created by world-class female choreographers: Aszure Barton, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Yabin Wang.
Excitingly this is only the second time in the programme’s 5 year history that Dance for Parkinson’s classes have explored repertoire that is yet to be made, and classes will draw upon the wealth of creative inspiration including behind these new works:
• Strong female figures through history (including Frida Kahlo and Euripides mythological character of Medea)
• Chinese dance and Eastern influence on the staging and movement style
• Ancient Greek mythology
The Dance for Parkinson’s artists have researched the choreographers, collaborators and themes and will each present their own artistic interpretations whilst encouraging participants to contribute their own ideas themselves. Each class will interpret the concepts differently and we can’t wait to see how it evolves.
Click for more information on the triple bill She Said.
“The focus of the activity is on art, not on Parkinson’s. I don’t think about Parkinson’s from beginning to end.” - Participant, Dance for Parkinson’s programme
Contact Oxford City Council to enquire about the programme, or for a booking form: or call 01865 252820
English National Ballet acknowledges the generous support of P H Holt Charitable Trust, D'Oyly Carte Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.