Dance for Parkinson’s

International Dance Day

29.4 2022


29 April is International Dance Day. Surrounded by visual art in one of the museum galleries, the dance company Dans med Parkinson meets future professional dancers from Balettakademien to create dance improvisations. Come and experience how the dancers take over our galleries at Moderna Museet!

On International Dance Day, we want to declare that dance and art are for everyone. Dance should be inclusive, and it is important that people with diagnoses and conditions are visible, in society and in the arts.

The Dans med Parkinson project has appeared regularly at the Museum for many years. The collaboration between Balettakademien and Moderna Museet is unique, and the ambition is to combine art, dance, music and people with neurological diagnoses.

Dance for Parkinson’s

Dance for Parkinson’s is a method for dancing with people who have Parkinson’s Disease. The method was invented in the USA and has proven to be effective. For six years, Balettakademien has offered classes in Dance for Parkinson’s, and is working to develop this method in dance and health.

Today, there is extensive research on how the arts can benefit health. The WHO is compiling a list of research in the field to increase international awareness of potential collaborations between various arts and the health sector. Dance for Parkinson’s is at the cutting edge.