Dance Well/CSC Bassano (ITALY)
Dance Well - movement research for Parkinson's, was born with the aim of including people with Parkinson's disease through contemporary dance in the artistic and social life of their territories.
It is an initiative promoted by the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa with its Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, member of the European Dancehouse Network.
The classes, free of charge and open to all. They are held every Monday and Friday morning at the Museum of Bassano del Grappa, every Thursday evening at Teatro Civico in Schio, and every Wednesday and Friday afternoon at Villa Margherita in Arcugnano. 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 dance studios, rehabilitation rooms or gyms. Participants are called Dance Well dancers.
Several Dance Well teachers lead the classes throughout the year, bringing diverse approaches and styles with their artistic proposals. additional and specific workshops and initiatives are held monthly to develop the culture of dance amongst the participants. Encounters with international dance artists, along with the commission of performances involving the Dance Well dancers, are included in the summer festival programme of the city. They enrich the offer of opportunities to dance together, to develop the passion for dance, to encounter audiences and disseminate the experiences.
Through the continuous practice of DANCE WELL it is possible to achieve a better quality of life, to feel empowered improving the sense of rhythm, balance and movemen, develop interpersonal relationships to combat the isolation that often accompaign the desease, to develop creativity and new forms of expression.
Every summer an intensive Dance Well teacher course is held in Bassano del Grappa. The Dance Well teachers are in dialogue with International researchers and artists to keep developing their skills and exchanges of knowledge.