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LUMINATO PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP


Luminato: Mark Morris & DWP collaboration Luminato Mark Morris & Dancing with Parkinson's Luminato photo

This past June the DWP program in collaboration with the Luminato Festival’s community outreach program hosted a two day workshop for PD dancers.

The world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) was performing for one week during the festival in Toronto. John Heginbotham and David Leventhal, from MMDG in Brooklyn NY, led our DWP dancers in a one hour workshop sharing with us the techniques and choreorgaphy that they have been utilizing for the last 6 years.

The first day of the workshop was attended by friends, family and the media. The PD dancers were able to showcase a two minute piece of choreography hey had been working on for five weeks prior to the workshop. It was an extremely special and beautiful afternoon.

The second day of workshop, also led by David and John, was attended by those on the DWP waiting list. It gave the dancers an opportunity to participate in the class and meet the staff.

DWP would like to thank the Luminato festival community outreach coordinator Jessica Dargo Caplan and the Mark Morris Dancers for their commitment to making the workshop such a success.