PRESS AND PRESENTATIONS
Breaking down barriers through dance for people living with Parkinson’s.
March 1, 2017
Dancing with Parkinson's helps people find joy in what their bodies can do. Dance is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as complementary intervention to pharmacological pursuits. Dance has the ability to uplift spirits, work the body and mind, and connect humans. Susan Hay from Global News has more. [2:55 min]
The National: New research suggests that dancing improves movement control for people with Parkinson's disease.
January 23, 2017
Intergenerational Dance Project on CBC
CTV Canada AM Segment
April 16, 2016
"Dancing with Parkinson's: Overcoming disability with dance [8:18 min]"
6 Canadians who are making a difference
"These six Canadians are improving the lives of people in their communities and beyond, one inspiring idea at a time."
Ontario Brain Institute Evaluation Video
October 26, 2015
"Can dance be an effective therapy for Parkinson's disease? Dancing With Parkinson's creates and delivers an artistic movement intervention to positively affect the physical and emotional well-being of people living with Parkinson's disease. Through evaluation, they will demonstrate the efficacy and impact of this weekly dance program for people with Parkinson's disease."
Former Metro Morning host Andy Barrie battles Parkinson’s with brain surgery
September 19, 2014
"Parkinson’s left him “like a marionette with the strings cut. You just slump there.” But deep brain stimulation dialed back the clock on his disease..."
Dancing with Parkinson's in Motion
Director: Adnan Saciragic
Editor: Micha Pichlkastner
Music: Suzanne Maizarz
Luminato Festival Performance
DWP partners with inner city school to perform Mark Morris Dance Groups L'Allegro as part of the Luminato festival.
Dancing with PD on the Agenda
TVO, January 25, 2014
Behavioural Neurologist Dr. Tiffany Chow talks about the benefit of Dancing with Parkinson's and our latest research (starts at 40 min).
How the L’Allegro Movement Project has helped Parkinson’s patients through dance
Globe & Mail Article, June 18, 2013 by Paula Citron
"Among the dancers are 34 elementary school children and 14 people who have Parkinson’s Disease...."
CTV NEWS PROFILES DWP
June 16th, 2010
Paula Chan visits a DWP class at the Markham Movement disorder clinic.
VIDEO: DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S CLASS IN MOTION
TFO - Panorama, April 28th, 2010
Panorama French television profiles the Dancing with Parkinson's program.
CBS EARLY SHOW PROFILES DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S
December 12, 2009
CBS Early Show special segment on DWP. Host Erica Hill spends the day with the dwp dancers, teachers and volunteers and experiences first hand the transformation and celebration of movement in the dance class.
MAKING LIGHT OF A HEAVY BURDEN
A touching Toronto Star article profiles a DWP dancer and his spouse sharing their positive outlook in dealing with Parkinson's Disease as a team.
CBC DOCUMENTARY "DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S"
DWP dancers are profiled from their first class in March 2008 until their performance at the Luminato Festival workshop.
CBC SUNDAY: INTERVIEW WITH ANDY BARRIE AND SARAH ROBICHAUD
CBC radio broadcaster Andy Barrie shares his insight into the benefits of Dancing with Parkinson's.
Globe & Mail Article, March 3, 2008 by Sarah Hampson
"From the gym to the ballroom, personal trainer Sarah Robichaud shows Parkinson's patients like Andy Barrie how the tango and waltz can loosen muscles and lift spirits, Sarah Hampson reports..."
City TV: Breakfast Television and Maxwell House, April, 2008
Sarah Robichaud and Dancing with Parkinson's was awarded Breakfast Television's Brew Gooder award sponsored by Maxwell House. Five hundred dollars in prize money was donated to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of Dancing with Parkinson's Inc.
ON THE MARK: WHY MARK MORRIS CONTINUES TO MOVE US
NOW Magazine, June 2008
NOW Magazine profiles the Mark Morris Dance Group's collaboration with the Dancing with Parkinson's program as part of the Luminato Festival.
DANCING WITH PARKINSON'S, (PDF)
LiveWire Newsletter, June 2008
Writer Carolyn Jackson recounts her experiences in the Dancing with Parkinson's class.
Behavioural Neurology International Video Teleconference
February 27, 2008 presentation by Sarah Robichaud and Tiffany Chow MD