Capturing Grace Screening & Panel Discussion

Capturing Grace Screening & Panel Discussion

7:00pm - Monday, Apr 18, 2016

April 18th

Doors 6:30pm/ Movie 7pm

Tickets: $7 students/seniors, $10 Adult

+19 with 2 pieces of ID for admission
No Groupons or passes accepted for this event

*All proceeds will go towards implementing a Dance for Parkinson's program in Vancouver, starting with upcoming Dance for PD® teacher training through Parkinson’s Society British Columbia. Donations are also welcomed at the event!*

"It seems like two separate realms. One is occupied by acclaimed dancers from Brooklyn’s world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, the other by people with Parkinson’s disease. CAPTURING GRACE is about what happens when those two worlds intersect. Filmed over the course of a year, Dave Iverson's remarkable documentary reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of this newly forged community as they work together to create a unique, life-changing performance."

In honour of Parkinson's Awareness Month, join us at the Rio on Monday April 18th for Capturing Grace -- a captivating documentary about how dance and community can help in overcoming the daily struggles faced by people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Following the screening, we will have a Q&A and panel discussion with clinicians, neuroscientists and local dancers to discuss the various applications of dance therapy, current treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, and how music/dance may affect the brain. Here are our panelists:

* Dr. Cheryl Wellington (Professor, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC; Dancer)
* Amber Eastman (Co-director of Luciterra Dance Company; Feminist anti-violence worker)
* Dr. Alexander Pantelyat (Neurologist & Director at Atypical Parkinsonism Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine)
* Dr. Julieta Arena (Clinical Research Fellow in Movement Disorders at UBC)

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