The CSC dancehouse of Bassano del Grappa, in collaboration with the Fresco Parkinson Institute, a centre of excellence for Parkinson’s disease, affiliated to the NYU Fresco Institute for Italy, launches a new Teaching Course for Dance Well in 2024, entirely in English, with a scientific and artistic training, for dance artists who wish to learn and develop their practice, and become part of a international community active in Italy, Germany, France, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hong Kong and in Japan. Dance Well-movement research for Parkinson’s has been developed in Bassano del Grappa since the spring of 2013, in the spaces of the Bassano Civic Museum, with the aim of including people with Parkinson’s disease through contemporary dance in the artistic and social life of their territories. The artistic spaces where they take place, and the source of inspirations that the context brings, distinguish the initiative from many others held in traditional settings, and the Dance Well teachers bring diverse approaches and styles with their artistic proposals. Today Dance Well is developed in Italy, Asia and Europe thanks to the support of the Creative Europe program of the European Union. Dance Well is also in dialogue with artists, cultural organisations, researchers and scientists in Israel, Great Britain, Sweden and the USA.

The Dance Well – movement research for Parkinson teacher training course is aimed at dancers and choreographers

Be dancers or choreographers, have a good knowledge of spoken and written English and a willingness to collaborate and share practices.

The program will start in July and continue through December 2024, attendance is compulsory. It is divided into a first online meeting in July 2024, with an introduction to the path and to the Dance Well practice. It continues in the physical space with a scientific and artistic training, in Bassano del Grappa from August 19th till the 22nd (we advise participants to get to Bassano on the 18th and leave on the 23rd*). It will continue online with webinars led by international experts.
For each participant, a tailor-made programme of classes to be led will be created, agreed and scheduled with each participant, coordinated by tutors and experts.

The course costs 550€, to be paid to the account of the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa

Deadline for applications 31st January 2024

Read more and apply here