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DANCE FOR PARKINSON IN SPAIN
April 11th - World Parkinson Day
Another year, the Compañía Nacional de Danza, wants to join in the celebration of the World Parkinson Day to remind us the ability dance has to give those with neurological diseases a better life. People with Parkinson's disease work through dance their stability, fluidity of movement, trajectory through space...
2022 Wold Parkinson Day
On the occasion of the celebration of World Parkinson’s Day 2022, the Asociación de Profesionales de la Danza de la Comunidad de Madrid has celebrated its “Dance for Parkinson”‘s program in collaboration with the Compañía Nacional de Danza and the Ballet Nacional de España. The meeting was held on the 30th of the same month.
In Madrid, the program is promoted by the APDCM, and APARKAM, the participation of Parkinson’s Association of Móstoles and the Parkinson’s Association of Aranjuez TARAY. They are the people who make up these associations, their caregivers and relatives and their teachers, Paloma Alfonsel, Guillermina de Bedoya and Concha Mora Araújo who attended the meetings with the CND and the BNE.
In the CND, Parkinson’s dancers danced with its director, Joaquín De Luz, with Tamara Juárez, María Muñoz and maestro James Parren Ballard. The activity was coordinated and attended by the president of the Board of Directors of the APDCM, César Casares.
What's the project about?
Dance for Parkinson is an artistic project with a double slope:
1. Develop in our country a project through a community network where dancers prove that, thanks to their action they can helo that those suffering of neurological diseases have a better life. An artistic work with a social goal, where dance is the main tool.
2. Aimed to those suffering of Parkinson’s disease, a vulnerable community, for whom the benefits of dance have been proven. It’s very useful for them to think as a dancer: balance, fluidity and moving through the space.
This project contributes to strengthening the social image of dance professionals, highlights the charitable nature of both the artists and the CND-INAEM as an institution, as it shows that male and female dancers, in addition to providing entertainment and aesthetic experiences, can be an important provider of social and individual welfare. A solidarity contribution for the soul of our society, to enhance in the collective conscience the help to the weakest, for the integration and normalization of the artistic practice among vulnerable communities: innovation and development of the potential of dancers, aware, resilient, supportive.