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Dance for PD Master Class Manassas

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Hylton Performing Arts Center

10960 George Mason Circle

Manassas, VA 20109

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George Mason University's Center for the Arts, Hylton Performing Arts Center and Mark Morris Dance Group are pleased to present a Dance for PD community master class on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

This class is free of charge for people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and care partners.

We look forward to dancing with you!

About the class

In Dance for PD® classes, participants explore movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Born from the idea that people with Parkinson’s could benefit from the insight and specific techniques and methods used by dancers to guide their own bodies and minds, Dance for PD® strives to increase coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength through music and movement from a broad range of dance styles. In classes led by professionally-trained dancers and musicians, participants experience the grace, fluidity, and power of dance in a social, joyful, and supportive environment.

This internationally-acclaimed, multiple award-winning program, first developed collaboratively by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group in 2001, is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. The Hylton is fully accessible, and staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure a comfortable visit for all.

No dance experience is required. In chairs, at a barre or standing, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, and Mark Morris company repertory in a non-pressured, social environment in which live music energizes, enriches and empowers.


Don't miss the Mark Morris Dance Group at GMU's Center for the Arts

Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), one of the most revered contemporary dance companies performing today, returns to their Northern Virginia home at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. This influential dance company performs to live music by the MMDG Music Ensemble in a diverse program that includes Little Britten, The Trout, a brand new work set to music from Schubert’s Trout Quintet, and another of Morris’ newest works, Numerator. Set to the music of Lou Harrison, Numerator, is described as “…dreamlike…surreal… with sharp, unexpected detours” (MassLive) and “dramatic poetry” (The New York Times). Don’t miss this spellbinding performance of dances created by Mark Morris, hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times).

Performances are March 1 and 2 at 8 PM. For tickets, go online or call 703-993-8888.



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