Monday April 15th, 10:00am-12:30pm

Following a co-taught course in Spring 2019, entitled “Dance, Brain, & Parkinson”, Dance Professor Leymis Bolaños Wilmott and Psychology Professor Peter Cook will host, in collaboration with Parkinson Place, the second annual Dance for Parkinson workshop and conversation that is open to the public. This year we will include New College of Florida student’s findings from their observations and research with participants from the Parkinson Place, as well as last years popular meet & greet overlooking the bay and wood-panel music room with high, fresco-timbered ceilings, burnished wood floor in the elegant early 20th century College Hall, former home of the circus magnate Charles Ringling.

  • Open to the community!

  • FREE - No prior dance experience necessary

  • 351 College Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243

Event Schedule
10am - Meet & Greet,
10:30am- Dance for Parkinson Class,
11:15am -- Share findings, by NCF students
12pm - Q&A

*The event above is funded by the Mellon Grant and New Colleg15

 Participants learning movement therapy at Mellon Event, Dancing for Parkinson’s (NCF’s College Hall). April 2017

Participants learning movement therapy at Mellon Event, Dancing for Parkinson’s (NCF’s College Hall).
April 2017

 
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Previous Mellon Grant Events

FALL2018

DISCOVER DANCE: MEET & DANCE WITH CO-CHOREOGRAPHER OF “DREAMFALL”
Friday August 31, 2018 | 6:00-7:30 p.m.
A collaboration between New College, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, and NOW Ensemble. This class welcomes observers as well as movers to join in and experience the beauty and strength of Xiao-Xuan Yang Dancigers. Come dance with us on the New College of Florida beautiful bay front in the elegant early 20th-century College Hall, former home of circus magnate Charles Ringling.
*No prior dance experience necessary

ARTIST TALK/WORKSHOP WITH NOW ENSEMBLE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER OF “DREAMFALL”
Saturday September 15, 2018 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Join NOW Ensemble Artistic Director, composer, and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers on an exploration of ideas about music and dance. Dancigers will use concepts and techniques from his collaboration with Sarasota Contemporary Dance "Dreamfall", and a new world premiere work, to create a participatory and informative audience experience. No musical expertise is required to attend - bring your curiosity about creating music for dance and your open ears!
*Sarasota Contemporary Dance company members will also be in attendance to move and respond to the music created by the community.
*No prior music or dance experience necessary

SPRING2017

CUBANO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY PROJECT
FIN DE FIESTA
Saturday April 29, 2017 | 10 a.m. to noon
Koski Plaza, Cook Library (New College of Florida) 
Come join us for this morning workshop to practice Afro-Cuban dance rhythms, experience Cuban poetry as performed by Leymis Bolaño-Wilmott and the Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company, learn about Cuban-American culture through Ybor City history, and have fun with traditional Cuban stories told with puppets! Free and open to the public

DISCOVER DANCE: SPRING MASTER CLASS
SESSION FOUR – Urban Choreography by Tetris
Wednesday, April 26 | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
College Hall Music Room (located at NCF’s Bayfront Campus)
Exploring Urban Styles and techniques in a class setting with a compositional twist, led by choreographer and dancer Kris Powell, also known as Tetris. Kris started his training at Booker High school and received a scholarship to attend the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Discover Dance is a free event and open to the public. Participants, Observers, Everyone welcome!

EMBODIED COGNITION: DANCING FOR PARKINSON’S
Saturday, April 22 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College Hall Music Room (located at NCF’s Bayfront Campus) 

DISCOVER DANCE: SPRING MASTER CLASS
SESSION ONE – Elements of Dance Composition
Tuesday, April 4 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.
College Hall Music Room, NCF Bayfront campus
Participants will be encouraged to create on impulse, by responding to music, visual stimulation, and pure kinetic activation.  This “crash course” will provide students with a take home “check list” of basic choreography tools for art making. Director of Sarasota Contemporary Dance and Adjunct Professor of Dance at NCF, Leymis Bolaños-Wilmott will lead the class. Discover Dance is a free event and open to the public. 

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